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I Love Bikes… and Europe

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Love, love, love… and the scheming to move to Scandinavia continues (even if only in my mind).

Via: Traveling Greener

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October 4, 2010 at 11:41

Sweden by the Numbers

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A few weeks back The Traveler’s Notebook published my piece Sweden by the Numbers, a fun little collection of stats from my last trip to the motherland.

Since I’m feeling a little need for Sweden today, I figured I’d post a quick excerpt:

Bags of Swedish candy brought back in suitcase: 6

Meals that included potatoes: 10

Meals of blood pudding: 4

Days with less than two fika (coffee break): 1

Starbucks sightings: 0

IKEA sightings: 3

Postcards sent with photos of topless sunbathers: 3

Topless sunbather sightings: 0

It’s an interesting exercise to reduce a whole trip down to pure numbers. Whole article is here.

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November 11, 2009 at 14:19

Stockholm in Pictures

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Surrounded by water and nature and flavored with old cobblestone streets and classic architecture, Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Or at least I think so.

Here’s a little gallery pulled together from my last trip:

More here.

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October 18, 2009 at 06:00

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Bikes in Gothenburg

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Gothenburg does Critical Mass

Gothenburg does Critical Mass

I’m in Sweden (finally!) and I spent yesterday shooting all around Gothenburg. Of course I have an affinity for bikes, which led to a number of two-wheeled related photos, including this one. I had no idea that Gothenburg celebrated Critical Mass, but I was excited to learn that this city loves its bike culture as much as Portland does.

More bike photos from Gothenburg can be found over at my post on the Wend blog.

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September 22, 2009 at 00:33

Matt Gross wraps up his European Grand Tour

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It’s hard not to be jealous of the New York Times’ Frugal Traveler, Matt Gross. This summer he had 13 weeks to travel around Europe on a budget of 100 euros a day for his Grand Tour series. Although in places like Paris 100 euros may not seem like a lot, I personally wouldn’t complain about having 13 weeks of travel fully-funded (and he got to write about it!). In any event, after his summer adventure, Gross has come up with some conclusions which I thought were worth posting as they are good travel tips, some of them applicable no matter what the destination:

  • Think like a local
  • Make yourself useful
  • Go beyond the Eurail Pass
  • Rely on the kindness of strangers
  • Generosity trumps frugality
  • Redefine “Europe”

Read the whole Grand Tour wrap-up here.

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September 9, 2008 at 08:50