This then is the story of my trip in late March and early April, 1997, to WDC VII in Goteborg, Sweden; and the stops I made in Denmark and Sweden along the way. If you are primarily interested in my travel stories you should skip the sections dealing with the Con, but you'll miss some great stories if you do. If you aren't interested in my travel experiences; you'll want to focus on the Con related sections but again, if you do, you'll miss some great stories.
Just a word about how this report was prepared. I gave up trying to take notes on my travels and Dip adventures years ago. Instead I rely on my tape recorder for taking oral notes and recording appropriate sound bites, disposable cameras for taking pictures supplemented with postcards and posters when practical, and a nearly religious obsession with keeping every piece of paper that crosses my path during my trip. From these items I can usually reconstruct the trip in more or less detail when I get home. Unfortunately, Leif Bergman, the WDC VII Tournament Director, was doing the same thing during the Con, so I don't have very good records for the tournament events, including the games I played.
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