A typical Swedish travel
Like most typical Swedish people, me and my friends Jannice & Malin from Skåne (who are as much foreigners here as me because of the difference in dialect) went to Castles, churches and old Viking ruins in Sweden last weekend. We travelled to Engsö Castle just outisde Västerås and Anundshög which is a 3500 year old burial mound.
Interesting thing was that the haunted castle at Engsö which seemed haunted only because of the silence in there, otherwise nothing seemed scary. They would disagree with me because there were dolls that just stood there lifeless. Maybe scary, not for me. There apparantly lived a guy in the castle who played with the devil and won and he had a gold chain which when left the castle, something burnt. So we found a half burnt, half restored tree just outside the castle. And also there was a wicked lady who made people die early because of her evil attitude. I guess such people still live in this world today. She apparantly still haunts the place. I did not meet her though.
Right behind the castle was an old church which has a bloody stone which is supposed to be of the evil lady who visited the church during a christmas mass of dead people who tried to kill her. Well she did die, after 3 days. But only interesting thing for me there was the sound of piano that so well resonated the whole church.
Anundshög was fun to climb up. I have to mention “without using stairs”. But otherwise i guess it was ancient people who preserved the bodies of their dead kings and family to remember them in an artful way. Quite a lot of change from then to now. Today, people don’t even know if the next door 90 year old man is alive or dead until days and they seem to care less even after that. But the huge stones were arranged in the form of 8 or maybe infinity which probably means that it shall be there for an infinite time. Well according to them! Or maybe it was just a joke to make us believe these things after 3500 years. We will never know such things. That is the thing with history. They might have been normal people who got famous now or famous people who got lost because it was not cool enough today.
I still appreciate the Swedish people to have kept it in such a good form and maintained it so well. That is some respect! I liked it!
After that little cloudy day, we went to play Pirate mini golf which was really fun. Had never tried mini-golf outside the screen ;) but its much more fun than on the computer!
More photos of the trip will follow this post :)