|Nov 07, 2010, 07:17 AM|
If you are going to Sweden let me now and I'll try to help out with anything you need...cheap lodging, car, field access, etc... just as long as I'll get my 15 min.
|Nov 08, 2010, 11:52 AM|
What makes you think that Paul Naton prefers "cheap lodging" ?
Let's try and keep our standards to the bare minimum please :
so for the lodging visit http://www.relaischateaux.com/en/sea...rme-Sweden/72/
And for the car visit : http://www.porsche.se/model.aspx?m=49
|Nov 08, 2010, 12:19 PM|
Cheap lodging, yes, I'm in the glider business.
I'd rather swill beer in the vast tent city with the rest of the F3K squatters.
Though I think a side trip to Amsterdam might be in order.
|Nov 08, 2010, 12:39 PM|
OK, plenty of hookers in Amsterdam. So that's fine if you're in to that, but I'm neither in that business nor in the "glider business".
|Nov 08, 2010, 01:16 PM|
Joined Nov 2006
|Nov 08, 2010, 08:17 PM|
I spend a year in Netherlands. If ever in doubt of coffeshop choice PM Me and I'll show You a path to hidden treasure.
|Nov 09, 2010, 01:56 AM|
thank god I live up north...
Here we only have good culture, fantastic nature, ICE hotel, and small cities...
View from southern Öland
Tanumshede rock carvingsThe World Heritage Sites are reliable and popular goals to visit. Sites that can be visited are:
The Agricultural Landscape on the island of Öland is popular for its geological and geographical features.
Birka and Hovgården on the islands Björkö and Adelsö in Mälaren near Stockholm.
The Church Village of Gammelstad, Luleå, northern Sweden.
Drottningholm Palace, Theatre, and Royal Domain
The Hanseatic town of Visby
The "High Coast" of Ångermanland
Laponian area, Swedish Lapland, northern Sweden.
The Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun
The Naval Port of Karlskrona
Rock carvings in Tanumshede
Skogskyrkogården in Stockholm
 Swedish nature
See also: Allemansrätten
In the summer the sun hardly not even sets in Sweden, especially in the far north where it does not set at all. This allows activity until late in the evening, or even through the night.
Sweden has a large number of lakes and forests, and it is very good for fishing and canoeing. There are several large lakes, including lakes Vättern and Vänern. Walking is quite a popular activity in the summer. There are no very high mountains in Sweden, so climbing is somewhat limited. The highest mountain is Kebnekaise near Kiruna. Kebnekaise is 6926 ft, 2111 metres high.
The Göta Canal from Stockholm to Gothenburg provides some good trips in the summer. Swedish horse racing is a little unusual, in that many races are actually trotting races. The horses are not allowed to gallop, and they pull a small trap with the racer on.
Northern Sweden and winter sports
Ice Hotel in JukkasjärviIn the winter, the ICEHOTEL is built every year near the northern town of Kiruna. Kiruna is also a good place from which to see the Aurora Borealis or Northern lights. Tourists in the north of the country in winter often enjoy trips in reindeer sleighs with Sami drivers, or in dog sleighs.
It is also possible to ski, with downhill resorts at Åre and Vemdalen, and many cross country ski tracks throughout the northern part of the country. Vasaloppet in the beginning of March is the oldest, longest and largest cross-country ski race in the world. Ice hockey is a popular sport in winter. Many of the bays in the northern part of the country are frozen in winter, and it is possible to go ice yachting, or ice skating on the ice. Many lakes are also frozen, so ice fishing (pimpelfiske) is quite popular.
Gamla stan (Old town) in central StockholmMost Swedish cities are small compared to other European cities such as those in the United Kingdom and Germany. The largest city is Stockholm, with approx. 802,000 inhabitants, followed by Gothenburg with 493,000 and Malmö with 270,000.
Stockholm has been Sweden's capital since at least the 14th century. It is Sweden's metropolis, the centre of the parliament, government and media. Not only is its waterfront and adjacent Stockholm Archipelago one of a kind, but the old parts of Stockholm with its history and culture are spectacular in their own kind.
Gothenburg is a relatively recently built city dating from the 17th century, and is visited for its beauty, attractions, friendliness and shopping opportunities. According to a recent survey of Swedish media, Gothenburg was voted the most popular major city in Sweden. More than 60% of all Swedes would like to live in Gothenburg, which has a reputation of being even friendlier and more welcoming than the Swedish capital.
Malmö has recently emerged as the eastern part of the Oresund region, tied together with Copenhagen, Denmark, through the impressive Oresund Bridge. During the last 15 years, Malmö has been focusing more on culture, as it previously had a solid reputation as a working class city. The twisted skyscraper Turning Torso has become the new landmark, replacing the ship-crane at Kockums. Both Malmo and Gothenburg are hosting the Uefa U21 European Championships this summer
Other cities have solid places in Sweden's history:
Uppsala became the seat of the Archbishop of Sweden in 1167, with Sweden's and Scandinavia's largest church building Uppsala Cathedral inaugurated in the 1440s. Uppsala also became the center of education in Sweden with the Uppsala University founded in 1477.
Lund was among the cities belonging to Denmark until 1658. Previously, it had been the seat of Denmark's archbishop, in the city of Lund. In 1666, Lund was granted Sweden's second university, the Lund University, Scandinavia's largest.
|Nov 18, 2010, 08:21 AM|
3 more teams in the list.... looks like many will have pleanty of time to prepare well...
Any countries from South America?? Asia? Taiwan?? how's it going Kai? I also know a bunch of people fly DLG in the Bejing area...China will you have a team?
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