Helsinki, Finland is where Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas has taken us today. While we’re off in search of the Rock Church, I hope you enjoy a recap our recent visit to Visby, Sweden. _______________________________________________________________
As we waited for the tender to take us ashore, I remember asking myself if I really wanted to see Visby this badly. I’m not big on tenders. I prefer getting on and off any ship on a whim. The seas have been very calm here, so I decided to forego the Bonine. I was a little more than apprehensive, as these tenders tend to bounce. But I knew that Visby was a place I would probably never get to again, so I bit the bullet and boarded. It was the right decision.
It’s a funny thing about Visby. Everyone who went ashore that
day had the same reaction: This is an amazing village. This tiny town is nothing short of magical. Within the stone walls is a well-preserved, historic town. We’re talking real old here – 12th century old. Visby sits on a small island, just off the coast of Sweden. This peaceful village is brimming with ancient structures and old buildings where people continue to live and work today. As is our preferred method, we walked the entire town this Sunday, then stopped for a local brew and the Swedish version of the hotdog. Those who live there genuinely welcomed us, opening stores early and stopping to ask where we were from.
This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which borders the Baltic Sea and contains some of the most well maintained historical sites in the region.Follow @DigitalDebbie