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STALKERS, TAKE NOTE!
Places I Do Not Live:
  • Fly or Flyvbjerg, Denmark
  • Fly, Flybacken, Flyeboda, Flykälen, Flymen, Flyn, Flyeryd or Flygfors, Sweden
  • Flyford Flavell, England
  • Flying Point, Flying Mountain, or Flynns Lick, USA
  • Flyugovka, Russia
  • Flyverfjord, Norway


Other Places on the Same Latitude:
  • Moscow and Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
  • The Bering Sea
  • Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Hudson Bay, Canada
  • Glasgow, Scotland
Things You Might Not Have Known About Sweden:
  • It's the fifth largest country in Europe
  • It's roughly the same size as California or Japan*
  • Since 1814 and the Napoleanic conflicts, Sweden has not actively taken part in any wars**
  • The average temperature in Malmö during January is 0.2C/31.6F and in July is 16.8C/62.2F
  • Even down south in Sweden, where we are, we get an average of 17 hours of daylight during July
Skåne

Some Things About Flyinge:
  • The name Flyinge comes from the word flik, which translates as flap, edge, or lobe and refers to the little curved lakes engendered by the river in the area. Inge is apparently an old suffix from Danish, meaning meadow.
  • The village was referred to as Fliqinge, Fliinge and Fligende before settling on the current form of its name.
  • It became an official place name in 1906 when the first bridge over the Kävlinge River was built and the railway arrived, complete with a train station. Alas, the train station and the trains are long gone.
  • Flyinge doesn't have its own church or cemetery. The 2 villages bookending it each have one, however, both of them built in the 12th century.
Flyinge

Legend:
  • 1 = where we live
  • 2 = where we used to live
  • 3 = the snail trail
There! Now all my lovely stalkers know where to find me. Keep in mind that we are well defended.

Defenders

*This always surprises me. Japan looks so TINY on maps.
**Although they did allow the transport of German troops on their railways during WWII to Norway, but they don't like talking about it now.
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Comments

OK, I just got into it with Tobey and he says I'm wrong. But I could swear I'm right...I swear I read this in the National Holocaust Museum in the States. Now that I'm searching for this, I can't find it anywhere. So perhaps I'm wrong. I've just thought I've known this for, like, 5 or more years, so it's hard to give it up.

However, one thing that is true: in addition to providing transport, Sweden also provided much of the iron ore and ball bearings for Hitler's weaponry. THAT I didn't make up. My point really is that Swedes often say that Sweden remained neutral...but really what they mean is that they were not actively engaged in combat, but Sweden was an undeniable participant in WWII.

But what's really important is that now Tobey knows exactly how to get to your house when WE invade southern Sweden soon.

LOL! No rapeseed left, though :( When are you coming??

I agree, they were an undeniable participant. I think it's too bad that they felt they had no other options to stay "neutral." :(

Hmmm...I knew about the railways, etc, but I had never heard/read that one, either. Although, I'm by NO means any kind of WWII expert.

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