We finally made it to Gotland, a place we've been intrigued by since we came very close to moving there when Andreas was offered a job after graduating from the police academy. The trip was even more special because we got to share the experience of this beautiful place with my parents who came to visit Sweden a second time since I moved.
Late June, just before midsommar, was the perfect time to visit. The weather is nice and warm, but the huge summer crowds hadn't arrived yet. We stayed in a lovely house about 20 minutes outside of Visby, the largest city on the Island. Visby is much like old town in Stockholm with it's many small alleyways and old cobblestone streets adorned with rose bushes, cafes, pubs, and restaurants. Charming indeed. Gotland is overflowing with interesting history dating all the way back to the the Stone Age. Visby's old town is encircled by ruins of an old wall, making it even more picturesque. We came to Gotland by way of ferry and took our car along to be able to explore the whole island. Three days just wasn't enough, I know we'll be back!
This picture is from 09/19/2010,
the day my Swedish life began.