Sleeping in a Castle in Sweden

castlel 712244We’re bunking down in the room called Christina in the Thorskogs Slott Castle outside of Goteborg. This was once a family residence, now it has 30 rooms for lucky travelers to sleep in. No TV, but WiFi and elegant canopy beds and clawfoot bathtubs.

Tonight we enjoyed the Swedish Christmas dinner, dining of course on reindeer (sorry Rudolph) and schnapps and herring and fine wines to accompany. Cindy wasn’t hungry so I had to consume most of her reindeer too. Hey ever since Greenland I must admit I’ve developed an appetite for this animal, also known as caribou in other parts of the world. We sat with an older couple, he is a retired engineer and she a schoolteacher. They travel all over the world, having been to the US, all over Europe and they say they just love it. Their next trip will be to Majorca and other Mediterranean coastal cities in the spring.