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Swedish Adventures in Prague

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So what does a girl do when she is gone from Sweden for two months? She brings Sweden to her! Luckily for me I have some fabulous friends up in Skellefteå, and when I told them about how awesome Prague was (and how cheap the beer was) they had to come down to see it for themselves!

Beer almost gone
We soon learned many things as we spent the weekend running around Prague doing touristy things, such as…

1. Prague has cool buildings, EVERYWHERE. Nothing like what we have in Sweden.

Anna Jorgen Old Town
This is old town, a famous cool building

2. No matter how far you take a Swede from Sweden, she still won’t lose her Swedish style.

Swedish clothes in Prague
Anna’s choice of clothes to try on I find very Swedish!

3. No matter how far a Swede is from Sweden, she will want her cider! While beer is great (and cheap) here in Prague, Swedish cider is becoming ever more popular, as I soon discovered when Anna pointed out and got very excited about finding cider at a restaurant. I have to say I tried it, and I see why 🙂

Anna and Swedish Cider

And then for a day we decided to leave Prague and see what the Czech countryside had to offer…

4.1 Bone churches plus castle hunting = a very exhausting, yet fun day! First stop outside of Prague was the bone church, which is always amazing. I’ve been there about 5 times already, and always enjoy going back and showing friends!

Anna and Jorgen Kutna Hora4.2 Tall towers may make some sick, but worth the view!

Kolin tower4.3 And castle hunting is always rewarding in the end.

Czech Castle

5. We have no snails in Sweden?? While walking the cemetery at the bone church Anna was shocked by the big snails. I didn’t get any good pictures, but I was surprised to hear Sweden has no snails. So what, when you go south the mosquitoes start turning into snails? 🙂

6. In Prague you can actually sit outside by the river and NOT get eaten alive by mosquitoes. And there is a great view!

Prague Night River View7. Czech food is amazing, and we tried almost everything. I won’t tease you too much with all my Czech food images… CzechFreak coming soon!

8. Czech beer is cheap… and GOOD!

Czech Lunch
All in all it was an AMAZING time in Prague. And I’m so glad they came, not only for the wonderful company, but because they reminded me of all the cool things at home that I am missing. But that is for another blog post…


Happy Midsommer!


  1. Anna & Jörgen
    June 25, 2011 at 21:22 — Reply

    Well, what can we say. We had the best guide that could show us all the beautiful things i Prag, and all the good places with the good food and drinks. So a big thanks to you!

  2. Daniel Ådin
    June 27, 2011 at 11:53 — Reply


    If your friends is staying more then a few days I can recomend a trip to Pardubice…..

    Pardubice is one of Skellefteås “Twintowns”. We been twintowns since 1967.

    We have guests from Pardubice in Skellefteå almost every year and people from Skellefteå go to Pardubice almost as often!

    I went there in April when a couple of Runners and wheelchair racers from Skellefteå competed at the Half marathon there (I went as a representative for the Skellefteå municipiality)!


    • June 27, 2011 at 22:58 — Reply

      OMG, really?? I’ve been looking for Czechs in Skelelftea! Is this twin city thing some sort of club or something? This is the first time I’ve heard about it. Pls tell me more!

  3. Daniel Ådin
    June 29, 2011 at 12:22 — Reply

    A twincity is kind of a friendship between two towns. Skellefteå also has “twincitys” in the Finland, Denmark, Norway, China and Estonia.


    It’s about exchanging experienses and so on.

    It started mainly with different sportingevents (both towns has good icehockeyteams) but now it’s usualy schools and culture.

    I don’t know whats next but I’m sure this will go on…..

  4. carina
    July 3, 2011 at 12:37 — Reply

    Who said Sweden doesn’t have any snails?? We have TONS of them! YUCK! Perhaps you don’t have them up in the north?? In the south we sure do have them. I could do without them though…

    • July 5, 2011 at 07:58 — Reply

      lol, yes, up north! Sorry, I need to realize Sweden and Norrland are two completely different places 😀 Do we even speak Swedish up there anyway?

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Hilary lived two years in Norrland, Sweden (Northern Sweden) and fell in love with the country. She lives in Prague, Czechia and hopes to one day soon return to Sweden.