Have a ‘Fika’ in Sigtuna, Sweden’s First City

I remember this day very vividly from last spring. It felt like I had literally spent my day in a hundred post cards – the kind of feeling you get when you are in a place too pretty to be true.

via K&K’s Visit to Sigtuna, Sweden’s First City – Kronicles of K80 & Krissy

Fika: A concept in Swedish culture with the basic meaning “to have coffee”, often accompanied with pastries, cookies or pie. [source: Wikepedia]

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Visby is often called “The City of Roses”

It’s hard to overstate the beauty of the Hanseatic port town of Visby (Sweden), in itself justification for making the ferry trip to Gotland. Inside its thick medieval walls are twisting cobblestone streets, fairy-tale cottages draped in flowers, and gorgeous ruins atop hills with stunning Baltic views.

via Where to Go in Sweden?

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Esch-sur-Sûre for sure

Another cute little fairytale town with a castle, although this one is in ruins (the castle, not the town). The original 8m tall tower still stands on a giant cliffside, and the town is almost completely encircled by the winding Sûre River.

via Out and About in Luxembourg – A Brummie Home and Abroad

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