Gotland: the real-life fantasy island

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  • LW says:

    Nice article, but as someone born and raised on the island, I was surprised to read that the locals don’t “feel Swedish” and that they would refer to the mainland as “Sweden” rather than just “the mainland.” I spent the first 20 years of my life on the island and can’t remember hearing either of these things before. It seems like you encountered some colorful characters out in the more secluded, rural areas of the island who probably have pretty different views than those of us living in Visby. Either way, it’s always fun and interesting to hear about a foreigner’s impressions after visiting Gotland.