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The Swedish Candy Shop that Refused to Sell Marilyn Manson a Pig

Swedish Candy Shop in Stockholm: A Perfect Souvenir The gentle owner of Konfektyrbutik, an old-fashioned candy shop in the old district (Gamla Stan) of Stockholm, told me the story of how he almost lost his prize pig.  According to the shop owner, he proudly kept a large marzipan pig in his shop window as part […]

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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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