Art, Nature, History…Wanås!

Three kilometers outside of the rural village of Knislinge (20 minutes east of Hässleholm ) you find the old manor/art galleries of Wanås.  The Wanås estate is dedicated to uniting the areas of art, nature, and history and proves to be a wonderful day excursion if you happen to find yourself in southern Sweden. With Spring in full bloom, now would be a wonderful time … Continue reading Art, Nature, History…Wanås!

Do not Smile or say ‘Hej’

  One of the first impressions a stranger to Sweden might get is that the average Swede is very aloof and reserved.  This is often seen on the streets where nobody smiles at each other, makes eye contact, or in any way acknowledges the existence of the other…unless of course they are really good friends.  This is often perceived by outsiders to be rude.  (At … Continue reading Do not Smile or say ‘Hej’

Vako: Another walk in Smalands

Leaving Burma for Sweden there was one main thing I was looking forward to…Fall.  Today was a day that made my soul sing. The colors are just past peak, but vibrant yellow and burnt orange colors surrounded my family and I as we continued our new tradition of finding a different nature reserve to hike in every Saturday morning.  Vako Myr is a 13km square … Continue reading Vako: Another walk in Smalands

Höö: Another walk in Smalands

Our second autumn walk took us to Höö Naturreservant.  This is a very lovely place with multiple well marked trails, a B&B, and an assortment of animals and terrain.  This area, on the north end of Mocklen Lake, has been established in order to preserve the old “peasant landscape”.  The preserve includes farmland, cow pastures, forests, a lake, and a Bed & Breakfast that offers … Continue reading Höö: Another walk in Smalands

Rashult, Denningarums, & the Broken Castle

Living in Almhult, Sweden is quite pleasant, especially with little kids.  However, there tends not to be a whole lot to do in the small town itself, so we often find ourselves seeking out nearby attractions to enjoy life in Sweden with little kids.  Below are three pretty quick and easy destinations that can help pass these beautiful spring days. Linnes’ Rashult:  Carl von Linnaeus … Continue reading Rashult, Denningarums, & the Broken Castle