Julbocken: the Swedish Tradition that Usually Goes up in Flames

“Runway ready! How do I look?” tweets Gävlebocken, the official social media account of Sweden’s famous Christmas goat. Indeed, he's not only famous in Sweden: according to the Guinness Book of Records, Gävle's Julbocken is the world’s

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Aurora Borealis: 7 Things To Know Before You Go

Experiencing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is on many people’s bucket list and, when seen, they offer a tantalising display of nature at her most beautiful. But, seeking the notoriously elusive aurora can be a

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Why You Should Visit Stockholm in Winter

Visiting Stockholm between October and May is a thought that sends shivers down the spines of many, but in my opinion it is the nicest time to visit.  Although the city comes alive in the

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My Top 5 Wow-Factor Destinations

According to the dictionary, spectacular is an adjective that means ‘beautiful in a dramatic and eye-catching way’; synonyms of which are striking, picturesque, breathtaking, arresting, glorious, and my two favourites, sublime, and awesome. Awesome as

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