Hawaii Holiday Packages

August 1, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Posted in Blogging, Culture, Guide, Nature, Photo, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Sweden, Travel, Trip, Vacation | Leave a comment

Hawaii has always been a favorite destination for travelers and Hawaii several attributes that make it very good. Hawaii has one of the world’s best beaches, surrounded by the warm blue waters and clear. You can even think about the beauty of women in traditional clothing hula dance of pristine white beaches. A trip to the ultimate holiday destination in the world is as nice as it gets, so start thinking about Hawaii Holiday Packages.

Statistics show that in 2006-2007, about seven and a half million people around the world their way to the islands of Hawaii. Knowledge alone is sufficient to introduce the change applies to foreign tourists in Hawaii. Some tourists come to Hawaii to witness the rich cultural heritage of the place, while others come to enjoy and relax in the warm tropical climate surrounded by clear warm waters.

Climate

June 8, 2009 at 7:32 am | Posted in Blogging, Culture, Guide, Nature, Photo, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Sweden, Travel, Trip, Vacation | Leave a comment

Most of Sweden has a temperate climate, despite its northern latitude, with four distinct seasons and mild temperatures throughout the year. The country can be divided into three types of climate; the southernmost part has an oceanic climate, the central part has a humid continental climate and the northernmost part has a subarctic climate.However, Sweden is much warmer and drier than other places at the similar latitude, and even somewhat further south, mainly because of the Gulf Stream.For example, central and southern Sweden has much warmer winters than many parts of Russia, Canada, and the northern United States. Because of its high northern latitude, the length of daylight varies greatly. North of the Arctic Circle, the sun never sets for part of each summer, and for part of the winter the sun never rises. The capital of Stockholm’s daylight lasts for more than 18 hours in late June, but only around 6 hours in late December. Most of Sweden has between 1,600 to 2,000 hours of sunshine annually.

Counties and municipalities

April 17, 2009 at 11:35 am | Posted in Blogging, Culture, Guide, Nature, Photo, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Sweden, Travel, Trip, Vacation | Leave a comment

islam_swedenSweden is a unitary state, currently divided into twenty-one counties (län). Each county has a County Administrative Board or länsstyrelse, which is appointed by the government (the first Swedish County Administrative Board was made up by the Swedish Prime Minister Axel Oxenstierna in 1634). In each county there is also a separate County Council or landsting, which is elected directly by the people. Each county further divides into a number of municipalities or kommuner, with a total of 290 municipalities in 2004. Municipal government in Sweden is similar to city commission government and cabinet-style council government. A legislative municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige) of between 31 and 101 members (always an uneven number) is elected from party-list proportional representation at municipal elections, held every four years in conjunction with the national parliamentary elections.

Science and technology

January 23, 2009 at 11:59 am | Posted in Blogging, Culture, Guide, Nature, Photo, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Sweden, Travel, Trip, Vacation | Leave a comment

Being an advanced industrial nation, research plays a key role for economic development as well as for society at large, Sweden’s high-quality scientific and technological development is renowned throughout the world.

Altogether, the public and the private sector in Sweden allocate nearly four per cent of GDP to research & development (R&D), which makes Sweden one the countries that invest most in R&D in terms of percentage of GDP. The standard of Swedish research is high and Sweden is a world leader in a number of important fields. Sweden tops Europe in comparative statistics both in terms of research investments as a percentage of GDP and in the number of published scientific works per capita.[99]

Though a relatively small country, Sweden has long been at the forefront of research and development. For several decades, the Swedish government, committed to strengthening R&D, has set high priorities on scientific and R&D activities. This strong engagement has helped make Sweden a leading country in terms of innovation.

Social system

December 4, 2008 at 3:59 pm | Posted in Blogging, Culture, Guide, Nature, Photo, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Sweden, Travel, Trip, Vacation | 1 Comment
Social policy of Sweden is based on the assumption that all citizens regardless of the origin and the status of property should have equal access to education, health, cultural, etc. Sweden through the budget earmarked for social 27% of its GDP, one of the highest levels in the world. In Sweden the state budget and private companies spend on research 4% of GDP, which gives in this regard, first place in the world [8]. Characteristic for Sweden is to finance health care and pensions from taxation, and additional social security. In Sweden, 6.5% of the population and 3% of children live below the poverty line. Sweden takes 6 place in the world in terms of HDI, the index of social development, and 1 place in terms of HPI, social indicator of poverty.

In Sweden work very powerful trade unions, which include 80% of employed; They keep observance by employers of employment contracts and general principles prevailing in Sweden, for example, the principle that they should be exempt from the least senior employees.

Fasion

November 13, 2008 at 3:21 pm | Posted in Blogging, Culture, Guide, Nature, Photo, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Sweden, Travel, Trip, Vacation | Leave a comment

Sweden has in late years taken an interest in the fashion industry, through headquartering famous brands like Hennes & Mauritz (operating as H&M), J. Lindeberg (operating as JL), Gina Tricot, Tiger of Sweden, Odd Molly, Dagmar, Cheap Monday, Gant, Lexington, Svea, Resteröds, Nudie Jeans, WESC and Filippa K within its borders. These companies, however, are comprised largely of buyers who import fashionable goods from throughout Europe and the Americas, continuing the trend of Swedish business toward multinational economic dependency like many of its neighbours.

Geography

October 7, 2008 at 1:16 pm | Posted in Blogging, Culture, Guide, Nature, Photo, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Sweden, Travel, Trip, Vacation | Leave a comment
Sweden is in the west of Norway, in north-east of Finland, in the east of the Baltic Sea and in the south and southeast of the Skagerrak and Kattegat limited. Most of the thousands of lakes are located in southern central Sweden. Sweden has 38,485 sq km inland waters. The largest lake is the great Vänern 5540 sq km, the highest elevation of 2111 m high Kebnekaise. About half of the country is forested. The Swedish part of Lapland in the north of the country is mountainous and extends over beyond the Arctic Circle.

Etymology

August 22, 2008 at 4:21 pm | Posted in Blogging, Culture, Guide, Nature, Photo, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Sweden, Travel, Trip, Vacation | 1 Comment

The modern name Sweden is derived through “back-formation” from Old English Sweoðeod, which meant “people of the Swedes” (Old Norse Svíþjóð, Latin Suetidi). This word is derived from Sweon/Sweonas (Old Norse Sviar, Latin Suiones). The Swedish name Sverige literally means “Realm of the Swedes”, excluding the Geats in Götaland.

The etymology of Swedes, and thus Sweden, is generally not agreed upon but suggestively deriving from Proto-Germanic *Swihoniz meaning “one’s own”,referring to one’s own Germanic tribe.

Ájtte Museum

June 17, 2008 at 2:11 pm | Posted in Blogging, Culture, Guide, Nature, Photo, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Sweden, Travel, Trip, Vacation | Leave a comment

The welcoming and illuminating Ájtte Museum is the highlight of a visit to Jokkmokk; it gives the most thorough introduction to Sami culture anywhere in Sweden, including Sami dress, silverware and an interesting display of 400-year-old shamans’ drums.

Look out for replicas of sacrificial sites, and a diagram explaining the significance of various reindeer entrails. There are extensive notes in English. The museum also has a very practical section, with information on Lappland’s mountain areas, including detailed maps, slides, videos and a reference library.

When to Go

May 9, 2008 at 12:35 pm | Posted in Blogging, Culture, Guide, Nature, Photo, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Sweden, Travel, Trip, Vacation | Leave a comment

If you want sunshine, visit between late May and late July, bearing in mind that August can be both hot and wet. Many youth hostels, camping grounds and attractions open only in summer, from late June to mid-August. Swedes are big on holidays, and even Stockholm shuts down for two or three days around Christmas and midsummer, so plan accordingly. Most Swedes take their vacations from late June to mid-August, so hostels are crowded, but this is also when most hotels offer discounts of up to 50%.

Travel in winter is somewhat restricted and requires some planning as well as serious winter clothing, but there are good opportunities for activities like skiing, dogsledding and snowmobiling. The big cities are in full swing all year, but the smaller towns almost go into hibernation when the temperatures begin to drop (the notable exceptions being popular ski resort towns like Åre, and Jukkasjärvi, home to the Ice Hotel).

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