Until I went for an afternoon walk in the city gardens, I was prepared to say Gävle was a fairly unimpressive Swedish country town. Yes, I’d had good experiences with the locals who have all been quite friendly. And I’d just had a lovely lunch in a local cafe. But the main centre of town is fairly […]

Gävle och Sandviken

I was almost late for the ABBA tribute concert tonight in Sandviken, near Gavle, north of Uppsala in Sweden. As much as I love ABBA, this wasn’t, however, the attraction to move out of Stockholm for a couple of days. Rather, I was keen to see one of the participants, Magnus Carlsson. I discovered Magnus […]