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Introduction When to visit, Wildlife, People, culture and etiquette, Costs and tipping, Getting there and away, Getting around, What to see and do Chapter 1 Gothenburg Orientation, Drottningtorget and around, West to the Goeta river, The Riverside, Between the canals, Avenyn, Haga, Linne Chapter 2 Gothenburg Archipelago Brannoe and Galteroe, Styrsoe and Donsoe, Vargoe, Vrangoe Chapter 3 Bohuslan Coast Marstrand, Tjoern, Astol, Orust, Fiskebackskil, Lysekil, Smoegen and around, Fjallbacka and around, Stroemstad, Kosteroearna Chapter 4 Dalsland Dals-Langed and around Chapter 5 The Goeta Canal and Around Sjoetorp and Toereboda, Karlsborg and around Chapter 6 Vastergoetland Lidkoeping, Varnhem and around, Boras and around Appendix Getting Started in Swedish Index

About the Author

James Proctor first travelled to West Sweden in 1986 and was smitten with the Scandinavian North from the very outset. Having worked as the BBC's Scandinavia Correspondent during the mid-90s, James has been back and forth to Sweden ever since and today specialises in guidebooks to the Nordic countries. He's written a total of seven guidebooks, including one to the whole of Sweden as well as Bradt's Faroe Islands and Lapland guides. James speaks fluent Swedish, which Swedes (and most other people) are at a loss to comprehend. Searching to understand why, they regularly ask whether he has a Swedish mother or father. Their incredulity only grows when they learn that he learnt Swedish by mistake - a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time at university. Clearly, his native Yorkshire dialect, liberally peppered with former Viking words and phrases from the days of the Danelaw, set him on the right path to a career that put Sweden, and West Sweden in particular, at is heart.

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