Daily: 13th August 2011

13 August, 2011 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Kai

Swedish Saturday

I hope you brought your Rekorderlig Cider because today we go on a SidepodTrek to beautiful Sweden. Use this to help you order it. Välkommen till Svenska Lördag! [Welcome to Swedish Saturday]

Saturday is one of my favorite days and, being of Swedish and Finnish heritage, Sweden is one of my favorite places, so it was a natural fit. What? Oh yes, of course there’s a lot more to Sweden than pickled herring and VIkings. They have

Sidepodcast F1: Gamla Stan

Credit: Max Anderson/Wikipedia

Gamla Stan

I can tell you from experience that technology and efficiency rate high on their list of values, so I highly recommend a visit if you can manage it. Stockholm is gorgeous, sometimes called the Paris of the North, spreading across 14 islands. A walk through Old Town (Gamla Stan) is a must, with all the restaurants and shops. Or you can travel to the nearby archipelago. Remember if you go in June you can have 24 hour sunlight. For the dark winters the Swedes indulge their zeal for hockey with local rivalries like Hammerby vs. AIK. When I was in the AIK rink I was told the ice in the hockey rinks in Sweden are kept colder than those in the States for faster ice.

Because Sweden is so far north and with the cold in the winter I bet there’s some great stargazing to be done there. I’ve always wanted to see the Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis, and that’s where I’d like to do it. But tonight you can see if you can see the Perseid Meteor Shower if that pesky full moon doesn’t ruin it. There’s hope, though, because the Perseids can be quite plentiful and visible.

F1 Shopping Lists

Inspired by a comment from Journeyer today about Williams’ current shopping list, I wondered if you could add some items to other teams’ shopping list. What does Force India need? McLaren? Red Bull?

F1 Links

While F1 is on their break

IndyCar is at Loudon, New Hampshire this weekend for the first time in 13 years. Here’s some of the latest news, including some details about Justin Wilson’s height being a factor in his serious back injury last weekend at Ohio . We hope he’s better soon, and that the new cars will be safer for a guy who’s 6’3”.

And let me take a moment to appreciate the wonderful group of people we get to spend time with here. See you in the comments, everyone!

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