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Visby: Land of Many Contrasts

Visby: Land of Many Contrasts

Dear Kay, Until this trip, my knowledge of basic northern European geography was embarrassing. If anybody had asked me whether Denmark and Sweden are neighbors, I would have said, “Yeah, or Holland. Isn’t Holland in there?” I’m including this handy Baltic Sea map to show you our itinerary, and also in case anybody else gets the jones for a sea-based yarn crawl. I’m telling you, it is impossible to travel this...

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