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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 [...]

Merry Ferry Deck Sleep Peep

December 17th, 2010 at 2:38 pm » Comments (2)

Great sleeping pals found at the Gotland (island at Sweden’s east coast) ferry deck summer 2008. The ferry ride takes about 3 hours. Merry or not, but it seemed like they had been participating at the Medieval festival week in Visby old town, which can be pretty exhausting obviously… Lifecruiser ♥ Gotland Island