Come to Sweden...
Living in Sweden myself, I can assure you and your readers
that it is well worth a stopover – no matter what
your destination in Scandinavia might be. If, for example,
one is travelling to Copenhagen, you wouldn’t want
to miss the opportunity to drive (or ride the train) over
the Oresund Bridge. If one were visiting Finland, there
are ample opportunities to take a short overnight cruise
through some of the most spectacular archipelago anywhere
to Stockholm. But however you get here, don’t miss
Sweden – especially in the summer.
Sharen, Taby, Sweden
in Stockholm, Sweden...
Eating dinner alone in a restaurant can be boring, a pleasant
alternative to that in central Stockholm is to visit the
food hall in the department store of NK. At the place
where they sell cheese by the kilo one can also sit down
and have a meal and a glass of wine. Select from the menu
or choose samples (cheese, ham, etc) from the disk. I
sometimes eat there myself after work when I am too tired
to shop and cook at home. For visitors to our city I recommend
this as a perfect way to do some wonderful people watching.
Have fun, everybody!
Ulla, Stockholm, Sweden
walking map of Stockholm...
The not-for-profit women's organization, DEA,
which has as its ultimate goal to create a women's history
museum in Sweden, has just published a 'Women's Map' of
Stockholm. This map, which at the moment is available
in Swedish only, but will be translated into English,
presents a number of walks in Stockholm between places
of significance for women in history and today. Women
who want to know more, or want to receive the map, can
contact the organization at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I send my best to all Journeywomen!
Gunilla, Stockholm, Sweden
Floating B&B in Stockholm...
Malardrottningen is a tiny waterborne hotel converted
from the former yacht of Barbara Hutton (Woolworth heiress
and wife of Cary Grant, etcetera) -- floats in the waters
of Stockholm's Lake Malaren, just a short walk from Old
Town and practically in the shadow of City Hall (Stadhuset,
where the Nobel Prize is awarded each year.) The intriguing
B&B -- boat and breakfast, in this case -- offers
unique accommodations. 'This one bobs,' says Christina
Wilkstrom, an employee of the boatel. 'Guests sleep very
well; they like being rocked to sleep.' Hutton received
the yacht as a gift on her 18th birthday. The B&B
has a distinctly nautical flavor, 59 quaint and quirky
cabins, a sauna and a restaurant that ranks among Sweden's
top ten. Single rates available, splashier suites as well.
Address: Riddarholmen, Stockholm 11128, Sweden. Phone:
Arlene, New Jersey, USA
for seniors in Sweden...
Local bus transportation is inexpensive in Sweden however
if you're 65+ you pay up to 40% less than regular fare.
Express buses run by Swebus Express offers 30% for those
over 60. This company services 300 destinations in Sweden.
Check into the SL Tourist Card sold at tourist offices
and kiosk. It's 50% off for seniors (about $12 for three
days). With this card you get free transportation on buses,
local trains, subways and ferry tours.
(Source: Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures
that You absolutely Can't Get Unless You're Over 50)
A dining treat in Stockholm...
Although eating out in Stockholm can be pricey, I do have
a fantastic restaurant to recommend: Restaurang Grodan
– it provides a wonderful environment for dining
while serving some of the best fish casserole you could
ever hope to eat! It has been my favorite Stockholm restaurant
for many years! I am sending you a link to their website:
Sharen, Taby, Sweden
Swedish Meatballs from
a Canadian point-of-view...
Doing the background research for this article on Sweden,
my favorite recipe called “Swedish Meatballs”
suddenly popped into my mind. I thought... Why not? This
could be an opportune time to share a terrific little
dish with other travellin’ women. So, here it is
-- complete with it’s secret ingredient-- grape
2 lbs. ground meat
1 tsp. salt
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp pepper
1 grated onion
1 large raw potato, grated
1 bottle (smallest size) chili sauce
1 bottle water (equal to the amount of chili sauce)
1 small jar grape jelly.
onion, potato, egg, salt, pepper and garlic together.
Shape into approximately 60 bite-sized meat balls. Mix
chili sauce, water and grape jelly, bring the mixture
to a boil, reduce the heat to simmer and put the meatballs
in the sauce. Cover and cook for one hour. Chill and remove
layer of fat from the top. Reheat and serve hot, in the
sauce, in a chafing dish or freeze for future use.
(Source: Gourmet on the Go, Ideals Publishing Corp., USA)
you pass this recipe along to anybody else, please pass
along the Journeywoman internet address as well (www.journeywoman.com).
We’d love to have your friends and relatives as
part of the Journeywoman Network.
Evelyn Hannon, Editor
A great part of Stockholm
My heart beats best for Södermalm, known to be the
more bohemian part of city. It is a mere 20-minute walk
from Stockholm´s city center. The atmosphere here
is very informal, and the absence of glitter is noticeable.
And yet, this is where you find Stockholm’s unique
stores which carry carefully-selected items which are
otherwise hard to find elsewhere.
When visiting Södermalm, I strongly recommend that
you visit the street called Götgatsbacken, which
is actually a part of a longer street called Götgatan.
Götgatsbacken got its name because it is the northern
part of the street situated on a little hill. If walking
is not your cup of tea, the street can be reached by the
underground train (tunnelbana). Get off at the station
called Slussen and take the exit towards Götgatan.
You will find yourself right in the middle of Götgatsbacken
when you emerge from the underground station.
Rosalie, Stockholm, Sweden
Great Swedish Design...
Designtorget (The Design Square) showcases modern Swedish
design and artistry. It has a collection of the works
of both up-and-coming as well as established Swedish designers
and craftsmen. The shop has everything, from earrings
to wine glasses, mirrors, clothing, slippers and toys.
Address: Götgatan 31 Website: http://www.designtorget.se/designtorget/en/
Rosalie, Stockholm, Sweden