European capital of smart tourism

Sweden’s second largest city has been appointed European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020. The European Committe focuses on cities working to strengthen sustainability and innovation within the area of tourism. 35 cities from 17 differens European countries competed for the title, but in the end it was Gothenburg, together with Malaga, that stood out fromContinue reading “European capital of smart tourism”

Easter in Sweden

This post contains commercial links The Swedes have been celebrating Easter, originally according to the Gregorian Calendar, since 1844. Until 1969 everything was closed on Easter Friday (in Swedish “Långfredag”, or Long Friday) – grocery stores, cinemas, restaurants, clothing stores etc. Of course due to the memory of Jesus Christ. The last supper According toContinue reading “Easter in Sweden”

Fettisdagen

Fettisdagen, or White Tuesday, is a Christian tradition celebrated 47 days before Easter. That means it can be celebrated between February 3:d and March 9:th. Fastlagen – The Fast Fettisdagen is the third of the three days in “Fastlagen” – the days heading up to the fast: “Fastlag Sunday”, “Blue Monday” and “White Tuesday”. AccordingContinue reading “Fettisdagen”

Jan Eliasson

Former politician, diplomat and Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jan Eliasson was born in 1940 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Jan was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs by the Swedish government in 2006, and worked as Vice President of the United Nations General Assembly between 2012-2016. In the early eighties Eliasson worked as advisor in the war betweenContinue reading “Jan Eliasson”

The Gothenburg trams

The city of Gothenburg is well known for its blue trams. They’ve been a part of the city since 1902, and each year over 147 million people travel with these trams. In 1879 horses played a big part in peoples life, especially since horse and carriage was the only form of transportation. In 1902 theContinue reading “The Gothenburg trams”