Hello dear readers!
This is the last blog post we publish from Stockholm, before we move back to Germany. It’s really sad saying goodbye to all our amazing friends here, doing all these everyday things for the last times in Stockholm, finishing up our staple foods and packing our stuff. We are really looking forward to see our families and friends again in Germany but this goodbye here in Stockholm is such a hard one.
For our last trip in Scandinavia while we’re here we decided to go to Swedish Lapland with four of our friends.
Wherever you are, we hope you had a good week and that you take some time for yourself on this Sunday!
When this blogpost will be published, we’ll probably be on our way to Lappland already. We’ll tell you more about our last adventure here in Scandinavia next week! 🙂
In this post we wanted to show you some pictures Ken took at Drottningholm Slott (which means “The queen’s palace”) and tell you a bit about our trip there last Wednesday.
Hej and welcome!
Today’s topic is Sweden, the country we moved to and some tips how you can do the same. It won’t be a step by step tutorial, but more like a general advice set. Before we get started with some tips let’s read a bit about Sweden in general.
Quick facts about Sweden:
- The population in Sweden is around 10 million people where 2 million are under the age of 18. Its capital Stockholm has a bit more than 900.000 inhabitants.
- Fika is one of the first words you learn in Sweden. Basically it is a coffee or tea break together with sweets, cinnamon buns or fruits. The average Swede drinks 3,2 cups coffee per day.
- The sale of alcohol which contains more than 3,5% is only allowed in the “Systembolaget”, the state owned alcohol monopoly. The prices are also very high. For example the price of the cheapest half a liter of beer in a can is around 12 SEK (≈1,20€). More than 60% of the price are taxes.
- Sweden is a very “green” country. Over 50% of Swedens energy comes from renewable energy.
- If you are lucky and its the right season you can see Northern Lights all over Sweden but you have way higher chances in the north.
I hope everyone is doing fine in the last hours of 2017. This was an exciting year for us and hopefully the upcoming year will be as exciting as this one! We traveled a lot and we saw nearly whole Scandinavia, we moved to another country, we started living together in our own flat for the first time and we did so many more amazing things this year. I am very thankful for one of the most beautiful years in my life.
This years last post will be another recipe. A quick one, so maybe you can even make it before you go to your New Years Eve party as an amazing vegan snack! Lets start…