We discovered the Fjällträdgård, Sweden's Arctic Garden and the northern most botanical garden in the world.
With busy bees, periwinkle blooms, and delicate curved branches arching over a river, the Fjällträdgård (or Mountain Botanical Garden) of Jokkmokk, in Swedish Lapland, wouldn't look out of place if it were situated thousands of miles to the south. Instead, this Arctic Garden has the distinction of being one of the northern most (if not THE northern most) botanical gardens in the world. It's home to plants and flowers often found only in the country's far north and the tundra. And a tour here makes an already wonderful visit to Jokkmokk even more rewarding. Here's what we loved about our visit.
The Jigsaw Escape Room in Ottawa's Byward Market was my latest test of nerve!
Let's hear it for all the wimpy travelers! I'm an anti-adventurist, through and through. I'm not bold nor daring. I can't handle the wild side of life and things that are seemingly innocuous to the average traveler, say, like visiting a butcher shop or taking a fast boat ride, carry the same heart pounding intensity for me as, say, naked bungee jumping does for all the other travel writers. This is important background information for, as a true anti-adventurist, I would normally never find myself in such an unpredictable and devil-may-care situation as visiting an Escape Room, but I was under the influence. The influence of two nefarious friends that is, Sandy from Canadian Blog House and Ann from Kickass Living. With these devious women acting as a corrupting influence, I threw caution to the wind and entered an Escape Room for the first time.
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