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Ericsson Globe: Sweden’s “London Eye”

Many cities would love to have an iconic structure that can even by identified by just its silhouette: the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Sagrada Familia, the Empire State Building… the list could go on!
Another of these iconic buildings has sprung up in Stockholm. The Ericsson Globe is the largest spherical building in the world: 16,000 spectators, 110 metres in diameter and an internal height of 85 metres.

On top of this impressive building, the Swedes wanted to build an “eye” that would let locals and tourists appreciate the Stockholm skyline from 130 metres above street level. Thus was born the Skyview, consisting of gondolas that travel up two sets of rails on the outside of the Ericsson Globe all the way to the top.
The two gondolas can carry up to 16 people at the same time and in 20 minutes visitors will be able to see all 14 of the islands that comprise the Swedish capital.

By Eddy Lara Brito from DestinosActuales.com

Do you fancy visiting the Ericsson Globe? Book your flights here!

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Europe’s most curious Christmas traditions

From logs that “poo” presents to Santa Claus’s evil alter ego who scares children... Did you know that there are lots of different Christmas traditions across Europe? We share many Christmas traditions, but there may be some that you’ve never heard of.

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Sivletto

By James Pearse from (The Copy Shop)

If you’re dedicated follower of fashion from the 1950s and you love all things rockabilly, tiki and freaky, then you’ll love Sivletto. Founded in 2005 and nestled in the south of the trendy Södermalm area, Sivletto is something of a rarity in Sweden, which is more famous for its minimal, elegant design than greasy American styles. In the 300m2 store, you’ll find a hair dressing salon, a furniture section, a pinball machine and all sorts of home decorations. As well as a wide selection of hair products to maintain your retro look, Sivletto also carries carefully chosen clothes for men, women and children, records, books and magazines. The stylish staff also regularly spin rock n’ roll singles at bars and clubs around town. Open every day except Sunday.

So you feel like visiting Stockholm, do you? Book your flights here!

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FULFIL YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS... BY TRAVELLING

Take up a sport, lose weight, stop smoking, learn English... Whatever your new year's resolution or wish, you'll achieve it. All you need to do is travel! And here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling.

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