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The 12 Markets of Christmas – 6 Traditional and 6 Alternative (Infographic)

This handy infographic illustrates a chosen 12 markets of Christmas, six with a traditional slant and six more quirky options.
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Touring Stockholm’s Drottninggatan

One of the best streets to explore Stockholm, Sweden's capital city, is by walking along Drottninggatan, which means Queen Street in Swedish.
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Julbord – The Traditional Swedish “Christmas Table” Meal

A traditional Swedish Christmas is not complete without julbord, a holiday variation of the quintessential Smörgåsbord buffet-style meal in Sweden.
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5 Swedish Cultural Concepts to Understand Sweden

Important Swedish cultural concepts to understand Sweden and the Swedish people, such as fika, allemansrätten, smorgasbord, ordning och reda, and lagom.
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A Gazillion Reasons Why Sweden Is Better

Reasons why Sweden is better: Sweden has numerous utopian laws and practices that simply make the quality of life much better for its citizens and visitors.
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Hotel Review: Victory Hotel, Gamla Stan, Stockholm

A review of of the elegant Victory Hotel in Stockholm's Old Town, Gamla Stan, in Sweden.
Vasa warship at Vasamuseet, the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden

The Vasa Museum & the Warship’s History, Stockholm, Sweden

A history of Vasa, Sweden's largest warship, and the Vasamuseet that houses it in Stockholm today.
Waldemarsudde Palace in Djurgården, Stockholm, Sweden

Djurgården in a Day: Stockholm’s Central Island of History

Djurgården would be a great option to make the most of a short stay in Stockholm. Full of history and stories, many of Sweden's best museums are found here.
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Riding the Overnight Tallink Ferry, Riga to Stockholm

The overnight Tallink Ferry from Riga, Latvia, to Stockholm, Sweden, is a great travel option across the Baltic instead of the ubiquitous budget flight.
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Stockholm On a Budget: Get the Stockholm Card

Stockholm, Sweden, is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Cut down on costs and make more of your time with the Stockholm Card.

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