One of the wonders of living or studying abroad is the opportunity to take photos and create lifelong memories. Every instant, every inhalation of frozen air can be digitally captured (or on film, if you nostalgically long for a simpler time) as easily as Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores a goal. Can you say “smile?”
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting photos of some of the sights (can’t quite get sound in pictures yet) of Sweden, taking you on a tour of the land of ABBA, IKEA, and meatballs. While you won’t even have to go outside, just have some coffee ready to go if I drop in.
Växjö is the seat of Kronoberg County in the region known as Småland. With a population of about 64,200 and home to Linnaeus University, it was granted city charter status in 1342 by Magnus Eriksson. The city’s name is believed to be constructed from the words “väg” (road) and “sjö” (lake).