Archive for January, 2012

Travel Shopping: Lapp Shoes

January 7th, 2012 at 9:00 pm » Comments (3)

When out sightseeing, we found those Lapp shoes in a store in a small town just about 70 km from the Swedish capital Stockholm. The Sami people from Lappland (northern Sweden) did wear those traditional shoes, therefor the name. Living up in the north of Sweden with cold winters, those Lapp shoes made of the [...]

Travel Photo: Old Movie Star

January 6th, 2012 at 8:22 pm » Comments (2)

Out on one of our roadtrips we spotted one of the smallest movie theater’s we have seen and they had a movie display on the wall of the old fabulous and world famous movie star. Yes, this was a once in a lifetime opportunity not to miss: most certainly the only time in my life [...]

Viking Travel Postcard: Rune Stone 390

January 5th, 2012 at 9:00 pm » Comments (2)

Another Viking Travel Postcard spotted on a roadtrip to Sigtuna, Sweden. The runic inscription of the stone says: “Sven had the stone erected in memory of… his father and Fröydis in memory of Ulv, her husband. God help his soul”. The names Sven and Ulv are common in the runic inscriptions but Frödis has only [...]