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June 5th 2011
Published: June 5th 2011
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my last day in Sweden, i took the train an hour north to "the Oxford of Sweden," Uppsala (so says my Rough Guide, anyway).

so glad i did. easily one of the highlights of the trip. the comparison to Oxford is a bit of a stretch, but it is very compact, and life does center around Uppsala University. inside the Carolina Rediviva, which is the university library, is a not-to-be-missed exhibition of priceless manuscripts. these include a 6th-century copy of the Bible (named the Silver Bible), an original copy of Mozart's Magic Flute score, and Newton's Principae Mathematica. and admission to this collection, easily the best of all the collections i've visited in all of Scandinavia...20 kr.

settled in for another hot latte (which means it's served once again in a glass mug that is absolutely guaranteed to give you 1st degree burns on your fingertips) before heading back to Stockholm to catch the train to Oslo.

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in the Carolina Rediviva

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