Tag Archives: Sweden

There’s A Museum of Failure in Sweden

museum of failure
image: Museum of Failure Instagram

Over the years I’ve written about a variety of odd and interesting museums. While I’m not a big fan of traditional museums, if they seem to be a bit bizarre, I’m probably interested in checking it out.

Here are some interesting museums that I’ve visited:

Continue reading There’s A Museum of Failure in Sweden

Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #11: Slang- Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg Sweden

It’s been way too long since I last posted about  Ridiculous Street Signs.

For those of you unsure of what I am talking about, here are a few details.

Have you ever seen a funny, strange or bizarre sign while wandering around, whether it be at home or while traveling? For me I tend to come across these kind of signs while visiting a new place. Many of the times it turns out that things just might be lost in translation. Either way, I like to refer to these sort of signs as Ridiculous Street Signs. Continue reading Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #11: Slang- Gothenburg, Sweden

Win A Flight For 2 to Sweden

Visit Sweden

 Visit Sweden is giving you the chance to win a flight for two to… Sweden.

According to the sweepstakes page, “Gothenburg is the hometown of Volvo and the Volvo factory“. I assumed a factory tour would be included in the prize but didn’t see it mentioned in the terms.

If you don’t win the prize, you could always buy a car and get a free trip to Sweden

More about the sweepstakes: Continue reading Win A Flight For 2 to Sweden

Would You Visit An Ikea Museum?

a man looking at a sign
image GETTY

While I’m not a big fan of visiting  art museums, I do love checking out museums related to odd/ weird topics. I’ve been to a bunch that fit this description over the years.

Here are some that I’ve been to:

Continue reading Would You Visit An Ikea Museum?

Are you Klaus Heidi? Win A New Life In Berlin From Lufthansa Sweden

Screen Shot 2013-10-20 at 11.38.57 PM

Last week I came across a really bizarre promotion being ran by Lufthansa Sweden. Lufthansa refers to this offer as a contest but this isn’t exactly the case. I find it more to be a promotion since the prize is a bit gimmicky yet funny at the same time.

Before I explain more I’ll let you know that this offer is only open to  Swedish citizens but still worth hearing about.

Here is the promo:

Lufthansa is looking for Klaus Heidi and if you are willing to change your name, they might move you to Berlin for good! 

The Prize: Continue reading Are you Klaus Heidi? Win A New Life In Berlin From Lufthansa Sweden

Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #5- Crush Hazard- Sweden

a yellow sign on a wall

Back in January I was happy to have Rene’s sign photo be the first Contributor- Ridiculous Street Signs post on Michael W Travels. He seems to also enjoy funny and humorous signs and was nice enough to send in another that he noticed while visiting his mother back in his homeland of Sweden.

I was glad to receive the photo and find out some more about the sign. I asked Rene to translate for us and also answer a few questions.

Here is the translation:
Crush Hazard (squeeze risk direct translation)
Dangerous to transport goods in an elevator that does not have an inside door or gate.

Here are a few questions that Rene answered:

MWWhen / where did you spot the sign?
Rene– Outside the elevator in my moms flat in Gothenburg Sweden

MWWhat was you and your wife’s reaction when you saw the sign?
Rene– OUCH! What a stupid way to go!

MWIs there anything else of importance that you’d like to add?
Rene– The risk is clearly real for serious injury thus the sign. My mom’s building was built in 1975 and I doubt this style of elevator would be allowed today. I have not seen this type in the states but maybe your readers have some NYC experience and can chime in!

I was curious to see a photo of the elevator but Rene did one better for us. He took a short video to show us how the elevator works.

Check it out:

Thanks Rene for contributing another funny and ridiculous sign!
Check out Rene’s blog Delta Points (which is on travel site Boarding Area) HERE.

Have your photo featured on Michael W Travels:

If you have a Ridiculous Street Signs photo that you would like to contribute and have featured on Michael W Travels, feel free to e-mail me at michaelwtravels@gmail.com
(Not all photos will be featured but thanks in advance for sharing)

Don’t forget to: