Archive for August, 2011

Portugal: Algarve Dream Stay

August 16th, 2011 at 8:09 pm » Comments (5)

We have only been to Algarve in Portugal one time before and that was only for a week. Next time we will try to stay much longer and perhaps even look for villa holidays instead. Especially if going to Algarve in the low season. When we went there it was on a charter trip with [...]

Travel Photo: Medieval Bath

August 15th, 2011 at 9:00 pm » Comments (1)

One day the past week we did visit the annual Medieval Week Fair in Visby town at Gotland Island, Sweden. The sight I enjoyed the most at the fair this year was the medieval bath scene “Katarina with the vat”. Katarina and her colleague offered baths as follows: Total bath with birch branches and soap [...]

The Worlds Oldest Gun Ship: A Medieval Cog Ship

August 14th, 2011 at 4:01 pm » Comments (2)

We were lucky enough to have the rare opportunity to get on a 1,5 hours tour with a Swedish medieval cog ship visiting Visby harbor. This Cog ship is a rebuilt copy of a cog ship from 1390, the worlds oldest known fire-armed ship. The Cog Ship type was the absolute most common in northern [...]