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Sweden and Denmark and hockey, oh my!- Liseberg and a win.

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We planned to go walking through the Christmas market at Liseberg amusement park which is situated across the road from our hotel. The timing was important since we only have a one-day pass and we wanted to see the market in the daylight hours as well as with the nighttime lights. We woke up early to go get breakfast, which is always a buffet included with our hotel from seven until 10 AM. After breakfast, we decided to go to the local grocery store which is beside the hotel to get some room, snacks, and beverages. I
was interesting to see a lot of the same brands, but also many new ones on the shelf.

After returning to our room to stash our goodies, and then, to bundle up, we went over to Liseberg. Destiny tours had secured a day pass for everyone in the group, and so are entry was free. The combination of lights and booths as well as stores kept us busy for hours. All of the amusement rides are also open but I can’t imagine how cold it would be to go on a roller coaster when it is so cold outside.
We bought a few souvenirs as well as a hot chocolate, and glogg which is the traditional drink of the area. Warm, mulled, wine with almonds and raisins. I’ll

need to look up a recipe and keep that drink as a souvenir as well.
The atmosphere there was buzzing and Christmasy as well. It really was beautiful as you can see by the pictures.

And there was entertainment!

only 363 days until Christmas!

We talked to a few of the vendors and bought fudge from one of them.

After changing for the evening game, we had dinner at the hospitality suite while we watched the pool B game on the big screen. Canada was playing Latvia, and while the game was only two nothing after the first period for Canada, by the end of the game it was 10 to nothing. The Latvian fans are really good sports and cheering for their team was fun. The Canadians had a third of the rink which made for very loud crowd when we scored.So much fun!
We even met the mascot for the tournament Frolle who is a bison!

Posted by blgracey 22:17 Archived in Sweden

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Really good to see you’re having a great time in Sweden! Lots of memories to treasure!

by Shari Lainchbury

Wow - this looks like the model European tourist city! Love the hockey pics and have been watching for you in the big Canadian crowd on tv!!

by Jane Saunders

So glad you are,having a awesome time. The pictures are absolutely beautiful. To spend Christmas there is once in a,lifetime enjoy!!! Enjoy the rest of your time there. Keep the pictures coming.

by Sue

The city looks really beautiful with all the lights!

by Ils1976

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