We’re going on vacation!

Only a few more days to go before my summer vacation starts. I love my job, but this week… damn.
The days have been endless. I can’t wait for my 4 weeks of freedom! :D

We actually have something REALLY cool planned for next week:
We’re going to The Medieval Week on Gotland! :rock:

Gotland is a large island off the south-eastern coast of Sweden and, according to the photos and video clips I’ve seen, absolutely stunning. The biggest city on the island is Visby which is this incredibly well-preserved medieval city. It’s full of ruins but also have lots of still intact medieval buildings.
In honor of this they arrange a huge annual festival revolving around the Middle Age. The festival is really big and popular, with visitors from all over the world. I think it will be legendary!

From the website:

“During eight days in August the Middle Age is back. Gotland’s special settings, Visby’s 200 medieval houses on winding lanes, splendid church ruins, and the magnificent city wall frame a spectacle without equal.”

I’m really excited about it! I love knights and castles and all that stuff – and I’ve never been to Gotland. People keep telling me how beautiful and special the island is, it’s one of those places you sort of have to visit at least once if you’re Swedish.

We’re flying down there on monday morning. I wish time could go just a little faster… *taps foot*

Comments

  1. 2 August 2012

    Har alltid velat åka dit! Antar att det måste vara magiskt! :) Hoppas ni får det kul!

  2. 2 August 2012

    Oooh, ooh, can I come?????? Looks like you are going to have lots & lots of fun. I wanna come too. Hee hee, have lots of fun for me also.

  3. 4 August 2012

    I’ve heard of Gotland! Awesome! I think it’s so fun that you’re going to see it during the festival, that will make it all the more memorable. I love castles and all that good stuff :)

  4. 4 August 2012

    That sounds like an awesome trip! I hope you have lots of fun! I’ve been to similar festivals, but they’re not at pretty places like that. I would love to see the medieval buildings and ruins in person. I hope you’ll have photos to share with us later :D

  5. 5 August 2012

    Gotland sounds awesome! I like going to interesting places and discovering what people are like and just finding out about al the cool things around. And a festival around the Middle Age? I love everything related to the Middle Age history – this should be so cool!

  6. 6 August 2012

    That sounds so fun and epic! I’ve always wanted to go to a medieval festival, but Gotland sounds the perfect place for it. I hope you have a great time and be sure to tell us all about it when you get back! :)

  7. 11 August 2012

    Åhhh så avis jag blir! Jag har besökt Gotland fem gånger under de senaste tio åren varav fyra besök var under medeltidsveckan. Som den gamla lajvnörd jag är brukar jag klä ut mig i medeltidskläder. :D

  8. 12 August 2012

    That island sounds pretty amazing. I hope you take a lot of pictures so I can live through your experiences.