Program 322: Stones of England; Stockholm Al Fresco; The Finnish Sauna
Release Date: 04-20-2013
A lot of Stockholm's charm comes from how much land and waterfront is dedicated to parks and public access. We'll also explore the mysteries of the ancient stone circles and prehistoric monuments of England. In addition, we'll hear how taking a sauna is an important part of life in Finland.
- The National Trust has information online about visiting Britain's largest ancient stone circle at Avebury, and the popular stone circle and surrounding grounds at Stonehenge.
- Åsa Danielsson has a profile on the Viator website, which provides a link for booking her walking tours in Stockholm.
- The new ABBA museum in Stockholm is scheduled to open May 7, 2013.
- A BBC reporter got a preview of the exhibitions.
- Rick writes about historical sites and the old town of Stockholm.
- An English-language guide to maps and trip planning for the Stockholm subway system.
- Wikipedia has an entry about the Af Chapman clipper ship and hostel in Stockholm, which includes a link for reservations.
- Helsinki's official tourism site has an English-language guide to saunas around the city.
- The Finnish Sauna Society has six saunas available for its members and guests.
- A major underwriter for Travel with Rick Steves this month is the European Union Delegation to the United States.
Program 322 Extra: England - Caller Cindy from Tennessee asks if tourists can volunteer to participate in archaeological excavations in Britain. Mark Seymour notes there are an estimated 800 to 1300 stone sites that have been identified so far in Britain. (runs 1:17)
Program 322 Extra: Sweden - Åsa Danielsson takes pride in Sweden's surprisingly influential pop music industry. (runs :43)