Here we are in Borlänge Sweden! It’s been crazy how much has happened already in these past few days. Lets see if I still remember everything…

Journey

Picture by Emmi Manskinen

Picture by Emmi Manskinen

Friday was full day of travelling! We travelled by bus to Haparanda, and from there to Luleå. In Luleå we hopped in the train that would take us to Stockholm.

The train was a night train and we slept in the three story bunkbeds. It was kinda cozy. We listened some music and told stupid stories to each other to pass the time.

I didn’t end up sleeping much in the train. In the video I say “Swedish conductor woke me up by poking me with something”. I don’t know why I decided to film this video but when I saw it later I thought it was pretty hilarious.

Professional tourists on the go

As a part of the assignment, we were required to get to know the tourist sites on the area. We visited the Falu Gruva -copper mine and Gamla Staberg -garden.

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In the mine, there was an old man as our guide. He was a very good storyteller! Picture by Emmi Manskinen

The guide in the mine told us stories about the mine and miners life. I got a bit scared inside a mine because I’m a bit claustrophobic but the experience was great anyways!

Nice to be a tourist instead of creating tourism services for a change! Picture by Emmi Manskinen

Nice to be a tourist instead of creating tourism services for a change!
Picture by Emmi Manskinen

In the Gamla Staberg we walked around the beautiful garden and enjoyed the beautiful Swedish autumn weather. Notice the sarcastic tone. It rained. But nevertheless it was beautifull!

The mine and the garden were both UNESCO world heritage sites. Picture by Emmi Manskinen

The mine and the garden were both UNESCO world heritage sites.
Picture by Emmi Manskinen

 

Studying

Doing group work here with completely new people has been very different from usual. In Rovaniemi, we have been doing group works with the same people for three years already and we have developed a certain way to do things. Now, here with new people, it felt like the first day of working in international groups again. It was a bit challenging and slower than what I’ve used to, but I think every group managed to do great presentations!

Sometimes doing group work feels like this. Picture by Emmi Manskinen

Sometimes doing group work feels like this.
Picture by Emmi Manskinen

 

Bye Borlänge!

So today we say goodbye to Borlänge and head to Stockholm! We managed to get a day off today so we are taking everything out of it that we can.

Beautiful Borlänge! Picture by Emmi Manskinen

Beautiful Borlänge!
Picture by Emmi Manskinen

Big thanks to Borlänge and all the people here that made us feel very welcomed!

Bye for now
Emmi