All posts tagged: visby

Restaurants, cafées and food in Visby

I have been to Gotland two times now, once traveling around the island by car and this time during the medieval week. I think it is time for a list of some food I have eaten and my favorites so far are the vegetarian burger at Brooklyn Visby and the crepés at Crêperi & Logi in Visby, but the food during the medieval week is something extra as well. Most typical food to try out is Lamb (for the meat eater), Gotlandsdricka (a drink special for Gotland made from enbär/ juniper) and saffron pancake with salmbärs jam. Don´t worry if you are a vegetarian, all of Sweden have varied food and it is almost never ever any problem to get a veg dish instead of meat wherever you go. Restaurants Crêperi & Logi The last restaurant we had dinner at before leaving medieval week -15. They have what the name says, crepes. yey! Who doesn´t love crepes? Creperi & Logi have both food and desert crepes, ciders, wine and more. Mum and I had ”Madame” the most expensive crepes for around …

Visby – Almedalen, the sea, Crêperie & logi and roses

Yesterday was our last day at medieval week. We handed our garments back to the lady we rented them from at Svarta Katten in Solna, which had a little stall at the medieval market. We then strolled the streets, mum got herself a lambskin and we afterwards had crepés at Creperi & Logi in Visby. A little bit waiting but well worth the time. The view looking at Almedalen and the view from over the rooftops might be the next best thing after all the streets with roses, don´t you agree? Katarina

Medieval week on Gotland 2015 "check"

Hard to guess what me and my mother booked this weekend? Right? Another spot on our travel-list is the medieval week on Gotland this year. I so long for that event. Have been planning it since I last where on Gotland for the first time this summer. The Medieval times are so mysterious and I feel so exited to go, hear fairytales, watch tournaments and have medieval food. It is probably not especially good but the feeling walking around the great wall of Visby in medieval clothes and hear the music. This is going to be one of the highlights of the summer. You find more of my writing about Gotland and Visby in particular in these two posts-  ”Gotland: The Hanseatic town of Visby and the north” and ”Gotland, Fridhem, Högklint and Visby”. Katarina The photos where shot last summer when my and my mother where on Gotland and walked around the wall and through Visby. Shot with my Canon 5D Mark iii and my Canon 50mm ii f.1.8 lens.

Instagram Travel Thursday – Gotland

Found a interesting blogging concept of Instagram Travel Thursday on Skimbaco Lifestyle and was thinking that I should try it out for my travel readers out there. Maybe you can join as well? The concept  is called Instagram travel thursday and is basically about writing a story and adding instagram photos, which I will. What about a sum up from my travels on Gotland through some instagram photos? Some photos where added on the blog, but some where not. For you foreigners who doesn´t know of Gotland, it is one of the magic places in Sweden, worth visiting with a 13th century medieval Hanseatic town called Visby (which is on the World Heritage List) as one of the highlights on the trip. Photos taken with Canon 5D Mark iii and my two lenses as well as my iPhone/iPad.   ”waiting for the ferry on the way to #Gotland with mum. Nice and sunny for a boat ride. #iphone #photoshopexpress #oskarshamn” View this post on Instagram waiting for the ferry on the way to #Gotland with …

Gotland, a sustainable travel destination or not?.

I decided (at this moment) to write something about Gotland and if it is a great place traveling in the view of someone who wants to travel sustainable. The answer is yes, but lets talk about it a little. At the moment me and my mother is in the hotel, drinking the cheapest wine we could find (since we barely can afford to eat due to the expensive place of Gotland). This is of course a negative thing, both from a traveler perspective but also in the eyes of the sustainable traveler. Going to Gotland you can go by ferry, which is a more sustainable alternative than traveling by airplane. I think that all, well, maybe all agree on this. But being so expensive, that is when something happens. ”And what is that”, you might ask yourself. Well yes, a big group of people can´t afford to travel to Gotland anymore and will then chose the more cheaper alternative of the low price flights and the high cost of environmental degredation. To sum up a …

Gotland: the Hanseatic town of Visby and the north.

A city tour in Visby. Visiting different parts of Visby during the day, Almedalen (where they have the yearly politic week in Sweden), the old pharmacy, the main square and other. In the evening mother and I also found time for the forest of the north, the coast and also some raukar. Amazing facts learned during city tour: 1. Buildings in Visby are from the 13th century and people live in them! They have had some problems with insurance companies who don´t believe them when telling the age of the living. 2. Visby was a transhipment port during the hanseatic time. 3. Visby suffered alot from digerdöden (think it is called the black pest or something like that) where half the population or as much as two third died. 4. Gotland used to be Danish for some time but was reclaimed by Swedes later. 5. Almost all churches are catholic churches and there is about one hundered. Almost all are medieval and from the 13th century. The church of Fårö is not. Katarina Canon 5D …