Gott Nytt år
Trip Start Aug 17, 2010
83Trip End Sep 16, 2011
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The Tott Hotel is located up on the side of the mountain above Are, giving a great view over the town and down the lake. A subtle mention that we work for SkiStar, plus wearing the uniform hoodie when we go in to book, lands us a table for 2 by the window – magnificent !
We were expecting that we would have a good view of the fireworks at midnight. What we did not expect was an ongoing firework show all night across the valley ! Yes, fireworks are not illegal in Sweden, and also given we are up in a rural area, people buy fireworks and let them off wherever and whenever they like ! Result – fireworks shooting up all over the valley, all night. An amazing spectacle. Of course, the fireworks reached a crescendo at midnight, but it was great to see the build-up coming, and the impatience of some who just clearly let all their fireworks off at once !
Dinner was delicious – 5 course meal with matched wines. A band come on to provide some entertainment, then afterwards a DJ to help with working off that dinner ! A fun night, and a nice break from the backpacker budget we need to adopt. No need to clean the hotel room in the morning either !