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Visby’s pretty little streets

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Strolling through Visby’s cobblestone streets on an overcast day.

Baltic Sea views from the promenade

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Walking along Visby’s beachfront promenade as the sun was about to set with views of the Baltic Sea.

Medieval ruins around Visby

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You really can’t turn a corner without running into 10th-13th century ruins in Visby.

Seafood lunch in St. Karin’s shadow

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The entire town of Visby itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site chock full of Medieval ruins and old churches (more soon) and I stopped by a small cafe – Bakfickan – located right next to St. Karin’s ruins in Stora Torget for a bowl of hearty fish stew (fisksoppa).

Skeletons and stones in Gotland

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There’s always a feeling of reverence I get whenever I visit museums with artifacts centuries old; especially in the case of Gotland’s Medieval museum with stones, skeletons, and more from the Middle Ages and Viking era.