Blogs from Mariefred, Södermanland, Sweden, Europe


Europe » Sweden » Södermanland » Mariefred July 28th 2017

This morning we woke to our first spot of rain. It was a light drizzle but we headed off to the town of Mariefred hoping it would clear up. Sure enough, 10 minutes into the drive, it got nice and sunny. This town is west of Stockholm but the ocean still goes inland that far. Upon arrival, we walked through the main street and down to the waterfront. There were lots of boats docked here and the pedestrian walk through main street was really nice. We ate lunch here and it was all delicious! Yes, I had the meatballs. Then we walked over to Gripsholmen Slott (means castle) and it was very cool. Our first real experience of a Swedish castle up close. The cannons inside the castle grounds were from the 1600's and were very ... read more
Steam train
Cannons inside the slot
Gripsholmen Slott

Europe » Sweden » Södermanland » Mariefred August 2nd 2011

Hello everyone… and here I am in Sweden for a couple of weeks. Having had my “summer hols” last winter in Oz and NZ – I thought I better have more “summer hols” in Europe. (Well if I don't get away travelling every month I get withdrawal symptoms. ) Each summer when my dear friend, Lesley, comes back from Dubai where we used to teach together we have some holiday time together… and the rocky landscapes, forests and lakes of Sweden are the perfect antidote to the desert sands and highrise towers of Dubai!!! We arrived at Arlanda airport north of Stockholm and took our rental car North about 450km at Tallhed near the little town of Orsa. Michael and I had some lovely times there at old wooden cottages which belong to my good Swedish ... read more
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