Sweden - Stockholm

by Kimp 29. September 2016 18:41
I was in Stockholm during Fashion Week. Their shows are considered the leading shows for Northern European fashion, showcasing clothes and trends that look great in cooler climates.

Stockholm is the natural capital of Scandinavia, since it’s the largest city, in the largest country, and it lies in the heart of Scandinavia. Stockholm has zero heavy industry and is consistently ranked at or near the top of the cleanest cities in the world list.

Around 1950, the Swedish visionaries predicted that the Service Industry was going to be the most prosperous industry in the next century. They guessed right. [More]

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Sweden - Dog Sledding North of the Artic Circle

by Kimp 16. February 2013 01:08
Lapland is the best place in the world to see the aurora borealis. A mountain range in the northern part of Lapland makes it difficult for the clouds in the prevailing wind to make it into the Laplands, so there are many cloud free nights. The aurora kind of looks Alien in nature. As a result, there are lots of people who believe in Alien's in Lapland. A young Swedish women told me, "When you see the aurora borealis, make sure that you don't say 'Bleep Bleep'.". She said 'Bleep Bleep' in a high pitch with a very serious look on her face. I started to laugh as she went on to explain, "Cause if you do, you will be sucked right up into the alien spaceship". Whoa!!! Can we go over that again, I sure don't want to get sucked up into an alien spaceship. [More]

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Sweden - Kiruna

by Kimp 13. February 2013 20:33
Photo Blog History: In the 1700's, a large Iron Ore deposit was discovered in Sweden, 120 miles (200 km) above the Arctic Circle, however, there wasn't any way to transport the ore. Around 1900, Sweden built a rail line to Kiruna and sent several mine engineer's and miner's there to start the mini... [More]

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Sweden - Archipelago

by Kimp 2. September 2012 04:42
I used to think that a person needed to be rich, to live on an Island. When in fact, most of the people who live on Islands are working class people, small business owners, or educators. [More]

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