Week 16: Lund, Sweden

I had the opportunity to travel to Lund, Sweden for business.  This was my first trip to Sweden and all in all, it was a good experience.  Being an American living in a major U.S. city, it was refreshing and very interesting to see the number of bicycles.  It was awesome! The rows and rows of parked bikes outside the rail station was like nothing I’ve seen before.

It is always amazing to me to walk through a city that has a number of buildings that are older than my country.  Being able to walk into a church that is over 900 years old is really hard to wrap my head around.  My hometown was completely leveled in 1864 so there are no historic builds outside of a few homes that survived the war.  Again, amazing to see cities that haven’t changed in centuries.

The Swedish people were some of the nicest I’ve had a chance to work with and I learned quickly; they love their coffee!

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3 thoughts on “Week 16: Lund, Sweden

  1. As a westerner it is funny to hear an American say their town has nothing historic since it was all rebuild in the 1860’s. Around here a 100 year old building is historic.

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  2. I was going to say the same thing as kellyblackdog. I live in California and almost nothing here is over 100 years old except the missions – and those generally have burnt down and been rebuilt multiple times. It was a big deal when my town celebrated its centennial a couple of years ago. It is fascinating to me to see people in European cities just stroll down the streets they use everyday, while I am gawking at everything.

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