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Dala Horse: Adorable Swedish Souvenir…or Devil’s plaything?

The Dala Horse, a classic symbol of Sweden If you are obsessed with Swedish design like I am, you are probably familiar with the wooden Dala horse (Dalahäst) — it’s often used as a colorful accessory in Swedish decor.  Although the originals are hand carved and painted in Dalarna, you can find Dala horses in […]

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Stockholm’s Gamla Stan Christmas Market, a Real Life Swedish fairy tale

Stockholm Gamla Stan Christmas Market Review “Stockholm in the winter?  Are you insane?” This was the standard reaction I received when I announced the addition of Stockholm to my Christmas market itinerary. Ok, I sort of understood the reaction. While the allure of the midnight sun draws visitors to Sweden in the summer, I hadn’t […]

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