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Author: Amanda (Swedish Passport)

Autumn Markets in Stockholm 2019

Autumn Markets in Stockholm 2019

It’s freezing in the mornings and I’ve got my first cold and that can only mean one thing – autumn is here. I’ve got mixed emotions about the autumn since it’s a season I both love (cozy sweaters, candlelight and millions of cups of tea!) and hate (wet, cold and dark!) in the same time. I do believe everything in life gets better with a positive mindset so this year I’m totally going to embrace all the great things about…

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Travel Throwback Thursday: Abu Dhabi 2012

Travel Throwback Thursday: Abu Dhabi 2012

I haven’t done a Travel Throwback Thursday in ages so I thought it was time to do one today! Let’s look back at that cruise trip I did around the United Arab Emirates back in 2012 when I also visited Dubai, Fujairah, and Muscat in Oman. In this post, we focus on the stop in Abu Dhabi which is the biggest emirate of the seven emirates and is also the United Arab Emirates capital. We didn’t spend more than a…

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Travel Diary: Leksand

Travel Diary: Leksand

I spent exactly 3 minutes at home after Gotland before it was time to go on my next trip! I got home, switched bags and then jumped into my parents’ car and drove to Leksand with them and my boyfriend. We have visited Leksand every summer for as long as I can remember since there’s a varpa competition there we really like to compete in, and that was the reason we went to Leksand this year as well. Here’s what…

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Rosendals Trädgårdskafé – Stockholm, Sweden

Rosendals Trädgårdskafé – Stockholm, Sweden

I’ve had this post as a draft for three months so I think it’s time to publish it now, haha. This is a place you can’t miss in Stockholm during summertime, but it’s great all year round! It’s a garden located on the island Djurgården in the central part of Stockholm and it has a great greenhouse with a café inside. The island Djurgården has been in possession by the crown since the 15th century and there is a castle…

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Travel Diary: Gotland Day 3 & 4

Travel Diary: Gotland Day 3 & 4

DAY 3 After a night which had not offered enough sleep, we headed out for our last full day at Medletidsveckan on Gotland. We started the day with hanging around the medieval market and watched some of the shows in the area with everything from air acrobatics to humans swallowing fire. During the tournament the night before there was a jester group called Narrarna which performed and as I mentioned in the travel diary, I laughed so hard. I saw…

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Travel Diary: Gotland Day 2

Travel Diary: Gotland Day 2

DAY 2 We started our second day at Gotland during Medeltidsveckan with dressing up in our medieval outfits and head to the ruin Helge And to listen to a lecture about female warriors during medieval time. Such a great lecture and I was really pleased to be able to go into Helge And which usually is locked. The view from the top of the tower was just amazing! After the lecture, we walked to the medieval market area in the…

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Travel Diary: Kraków Day 4

Travel Diary: Kraków Day 4

We have reached the travel diary from my last day in Kraków! We only had a couple of hours before the taxi was picking us up so we decided to only stay in Kazimierz, the old Jewish quarters were we had stayed during our visit Poland. This was probably my favorite part of Kraków since it felt genuine, no tourist shops or big brands like Starbucks or H&M anywhere. Just small stores with one of a kind items and so…

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Bucket List – Autumn 2019

Bucket List – Autumn 2019

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m back in school again. That if something marks the end of the summer and the beginning of the autumn, so I thought it would be fun doing an autumn bucket list! I read a study that it’s easier to achieve your goals if you write them down, and since I managed to do so much on my summer bucket list I hope this list can contribute to an awesome autumn for me. Here are some…

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The Summer of 2019

The Summer of 2019

I’m officially back in school so let’s have a look at where I’ve been this summer! I usually travel around Sweden during the summer (because let’s face it, Swedish summer is the best) and this year I’ve traveled more than ever! My goal was to be better at doing day trips to places close to Stockholm and that is one thing I’ve totally done this summer. Except for exploring more of Sweden, I also got to visit Poland for the…

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Travel Diary: Gotland Day 1

Travel Diary: Gotland Day 1

Let’s take a break from those heavy Auschwitz-posts by take a look at my second trip to Gotland this summer! During the first trip, I went there to have a vacation with my family and to compete in the Swedish Championship in varpa. That time we drove around pretty much the whole island, but this time it was completely different. This time I went there with my two friends Mimmi and Madeleine and we only stayed in Visby to be…

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