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Christmas Special: Celebrating Christmas Home or Abroad?

Christmas Special: Celebrating Christmas Home or Abroad?

According to a SIFO-survey, 20% of the Swedes celebrate Christmas abroad this year. Miami, Phuket, and Gran Canaria are at the top of the list on destinations where the Swedes travel most during the holidays. What do all those places have in common? Sun, beaches and a climate that can’t be offered in Sweden in December. I think everyone has their own expectations on how Christmas should be celebrated depending on where they are from (hands up if you ever used the phrase: “It should…

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Christmas Special: 10 Gift Ideas for the Modern Traveller

Christmas Special: 10 Gift Ideas for the Modern Traveller

It’s only two weeks left until Christmas and everywhere around me, people are freaking out on what to get their loved ones this year. Can we all just stop with this sick need for consummation around Christmas? How much we love and appreciate the people around us are not measured in how much money we spend or on how many presents we buy, period. In the same time, I know that people aren’t going to stop giving Christmas presents anytime soon…

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Travel Throwback Thursday: Koh Samet & Bangkok 2012-2013

Travel Throwback Thursday: Koh Samet & Bangkok 2012-2013

Just as about 20 000 Swedes do every year, I’ve celebrated one Christmas in Thailand. The year was 2012, and I thought we could take a look at that trip in today’s Travel Throwback Thursday! This was my second time in Thailand (read about my first time here) and this time I traveled to the island Koh Samet together with my family. We got there with a speedboat that dropped us off so far from the beach that we had to walk…

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Christmas Special: Christmas Markets in Stockholm 2018

Christmas Special: Christmas Markets in Stockholm 2018

Hey guys, it’s December so bring on those Christmas feelings! I thought I’m going to do a Christmas related blog post every Sunday until Christmas and in this first one, I thought I should share information about all the Christmas markets I’ve found in Stockholm this year! I’ve already been to a few of them (photos in this post are from Skansen’s and Stortorget’s Christmas markets) and I’ll hope I get to catch some more since I still haven’t got that…

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Travel Throwback Thursday: Copenhagen 2016

Travel Throwback Thursday: Copenhagen 2016

In today’s Travel Throwback Thursday I want to look back at my trip to Copenhagen in 2016. To even understand this trip though, we have to look back even further to the summer of 2015 when I was one of the summer workers at the amusement park Gröna Lund in Stockholm. Gröna Lund had put up goals in customer satisfaction and sales that summer, and if we reached those goals all employees would receive a trip to the amusement park…

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Travel Throwback Thursday: Hurghada & Cairo 2004

Travel Throwback Thursday: Hurghada & Cairo 2004

Let’s do another really old travel throwback! This Thursday, I thought that we could take a look at my first time to Egypt in 2004 when I visited Hurghada and Cairo. My parents got married at the airport just before departure so this was some sort of wedding vacation together with many of our relatives which were really fun since me and my brother (8 and 4 years old at the time) had many adults to play in the pool with, haha. We…

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Stockholm’s Most Insta-Friendly Spots

Stockholm’s Most Insta-Friendly Spots

I might be biased, but Stockholm is one of the prettiest cities on earth. I just love the fact that Stockholm has so many historical buildings, big parks you can roam around freely in and that it’s surrounded by water – and all of this things make it a great place to photograph material to your Instagram! You have probably already heard about the cherry trees in the King’s garden, the walkway Monteliusvägen at Södermalm or the most photographed spot…

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Travel Throwback Thursday: Muscat 2012

Travel Throwback Thursday: Muscat 2012

It’s once again Thursday so let’s have another throwback on one of my previous travels. Today I’ve opened up the hard drive with photos from a cruise I went on with my family in the spring of 2012 when we visited Fujairah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, and Muscat in Oman and I thought we could take a closer look on that. I had honestly never even heard of Oman before we visited it, but it’s a country with a…

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Gamla Orangeriet – Stockholm, Sweden

Gamla Orangeriet – Stockholm, Sweden

One of my favorite cafés in my hometown Stockholm is Gamla Orangeriet located north of the city center. It’s placed right in the Bergianska Gardens and is actually in a conservatory building where oranges grow all year round which gives a really beautiful and quite unique interior. For those who like light and rustic places, this is the café for you! I’m probably visiting this Gamla Orangeriet more often than I should since I sometimes work extra at Stockholm University which…

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