My parents are visiting from Sweden this weekend. Though I have been living here officially for almost two years it will actually be there first visit. They are what I would define as “Sun worshippers” so what they are going to make of a rather overcast Sweden is anybody’s guess.
Were not going to take them to Stockholm this time, instead were staying in Östergotland as I feel there is plenty to do here. My dad’s first words were “I cannot wait to see what a traditional Swedish pub is like”. Now when the ‘traditional pubs’ are named The Black Lion, The Highlander, O’Leary’s, The Cromwell and Harry’s I think he may just feel like he never left England.
I have a feeling that my mother will be in her element. Parks, open space, lots of flowers and a country that has a real love of dogs. Maybe she will want to move here. But my dad, well I will need to find something to entertain him with! There is a lake that shares his name. Maybe a trip to there will make it something he can remember! I don’t think you have to necessarily visit a capital city to see a country in its true self and you can’t really say you have “Been to” a country just by visiting one city.
Sweden is a beautiful place to visit and no matter what I take my parents to see I will ensure that they have a memorable time and take back with them both happy memories and of course one or two souvenirs.
Will post up some photos next week to show you how it went. I wonder how they will find pickled herring?