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Sleeping in Poetry – A Night in an Ice Hotel

Why would you sleep in an ice hotel? Why would you sleep in an ice […]

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At The Doors of the Ice Hotel

I’m here at the Ice Hotel Sweden. And I’m going in… Tune in on the […]

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From Tropical Sun to the Ice Hotel

Lay out your sleeping bag on the reindeer skin… Sometimes I just love this adventure […]

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How to Make Candy – Sugar Lessons in Sweden

Picture the scene. You’re walking through a Swedish market, your young daughter holding your hand. She sees row upon row of sweet candy canes, bright luminescent swirls of sugar and mint that gleam in scarlet and white, holly leaf green and ivy, forming…

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A Merry Swedish Christmas

Have yourself a very Merry Swedish Christmas! Yes, I’m busy writing up the nitty-gritty of the Iron Curtain and all the details of…

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Sweet Love in Sweden: First Impressions & Fika

Fika. So said the letters, so said my host. It was not yet four in the afternoon and I began to brace myself.

The word fika, I decided, had all the hallmarks of a potent local spirit, the sort that could stand in for paint stripper on an identity parade and would give you a headache as soon as look at you…

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