Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sweden: Vaxjo (9/14/07 & 9/15/07)

We had a great time with Carin & Emily in Vaxjo (pronounced Va-quaw). They have a spacious apartment near the center of town and were excellent hosts :)

A view of the courtyard in front of their apartment complex.
The living room

The bedroom

The kitchen

Hanging out before dinner ...
This is a Swedish BBQ ... the chicken was pretty good!! I would have never thought that you could make chicken for 5 people on one of these tiny grills!

A fountain we walked past on the way to the city center - apparently the students in this college town were bored the night before because -as you can see - there were bubbles in the water and the water had been turned off. (lol)

Downtown Vaxjo

After touring the town we took a 30 min drive to the Kosta Boda glass-blowing factory and outlet stores. The factory was closed to visitors/tourists but the shops were open and we were able to see many of the glass bowls, glasses, vases, etc. that Kosta Boda produces.

After the Kosta Boda factory we went back to Vaxjo and had dinner with Carin, Emily, Ingeborg, and Malin at a cute restaurant in the center of town called Deluxe, or Cafe Deluxe ... or something like that :) It was delicious!

In the morning it was time to continue our trip ... all four of us (Carin, Emily, Chris and me) took a train to Gothenburg. Carin and Emily came with us to show us around and make sure we were settled into the hotel before heading home that same day ...

On to Gothenburg ...

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