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A day trip from Glasgow to Bothwell Castle

Most visitors to Scotland think of Edinburgh or the Highlands when it comes to seeing historic castles. However, there’s a cool medieval castle right near Glasgow called Bothwell Castle. While it might not have the imposing majesty of Edinburgh or Stirling Castle, it’s a perfect short day trip from Glasgow to Bothwell Castle. Bothwell Castle […]

A visit to the Västerbottens Museum in Umeå, Sweden

After breakfast at the Stora Hotellet in Umeå, we set off on our second full day exploring the Vasterbotten region. Our first stop was the Västerbottens Museum, which is located in the outskirts of Umeå. The Västerbottens Museum covers the cultural history of Västerbotten. While there are also indoor exhibits, during the summer months, much […]

A photo walk & museum visits in Umeå, Sweden

Upon our arrival in Umeå, we walked around for a little bit, visiting the Visitor’s Center first, then heading to nearby Rost for lunch. After lunch, Tinna from Visit Umeå led us on photo walk around the city, showing us many of Umeå’s sights while telling us about the city’s history. Umeå is the cultural center of the […]

A visit to Vasamuseet in Stockholm, Sweden

The first night of TBEX Stockholm kicked off with a party at the Vasamuseet (Vasa Museum). With the weather turning briefly sunny, and having plenty of time to get to the museum, I decided to walk there. I followed Strandvagen eastward, then crossed the bridge toward the museums that are located on the island of Djurgården. […]

A visit to the Swedish Royal Palace in Stockholm

As I was walking through Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town, I realized that the Changing of the Guard ceremony was going to be taking place at the Swedish Royal Palace in an hour or so, but there were already large crowds. While I could walk through the area prior to the ceremony, I couldn’t linger for long. It […]