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Christmas Market in Falun

Christmas fairs are organized yearly in many European countries, as well as in Sweden. Yesterday we went to the Christmas market in the copper mine area in Falun. There were multiple local entrepreneurs and small businesses, selling their goods, such as knitted socks and gloves, clothes, fish and meat, klögg (Swedish Christmas drink), and lots of different types of cheese. It was also nice to see familiar faces at the market. There were not only other students, but also business owners who I’d met before. For example, I was pleased to see the owners of the Ostrich farm, presenting their goods at the Christmas market. We went on a study trip to the Ostrich farm with our tourism class before.

There were all sorts of Swedish souvenirs, such as Dala Horses of different colors, elks, animals made of straw, and small red houses, representing Dalarna region. 

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IMG_1040The temperature was around -15 on that day, really freezing, so we had to go inside once in a while. Most of the shopping tents were outside, though.

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My favourite part of the fair was the “nordic” horse, which was taking people on short trips around (for 20 sek).  I haven’t seen such a breed before. It had a lot of fur. Created for the north 🙂 

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Our meeting point before the departure was at the exit of the copper mine building, under this huge globe spinning round. I really like the idea of putting this globe up there. Here it is for you to see:

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