Thursday, June 28, 2007

First stop... Ystad, sweden.

I am going on a journey, to a very exotic place in Denmark, or actually, its an island a bit off shore from sweden, but its a part of denmark. The island is called Bornholm.

Facts about Bornholm:
The island is located to the east of Denmark, the south of Sweden, and the north of Poland. The main industries on the island include fishing, arts and crafts like glass making and pottery using locally worked clay, and dairy farming. Tourism is important during the summer.

The small islands Ertholmene are located 18 km to the north-east of Bornholm.

Strategically located in the Baltic, Bornholm has been a bone of contention usually ruled by Denmark, but also by L├╝beck and Sweden. The castle ruin Hammershus on the northwestern tip of the island gives testimony to its strategic importance, as the island is home to the largest fortress in northern Europe.

I haven't been there since i was twelve. It's going to be nice to see it all again. Alas I've come to sweden in order to take the ferry to bornholm... We decided to take a stop at the beach in Ystad. It was nice... As you can see in the picture ;)

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