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.
The days in Sweden are still getting shorter and shorter. Now it gets dark even before 3 pm and although we don’t have snow at the moment it’s pretty cold and frosty. We enjoy the Christmas markets, baking cookies and meeting with friends for dinner or a movie – I love the cozy times before Christmas! 🙂
Last weekend though, as we told you in our last post, we went on another trip, to another country again. This time we went to Copenhagen (Denmark) and to Southern Sweden, Malmö and Lund to be exact. We went on the trip together with our wonderful friend who also came to Norway, Russia, Finland and Estland with us – this combination of us has proven to be an awesome travel-trio! 🙂
A new week, a new blog post. Last week was still very busy because my parents were in Stockholm to visit us and discover a new city! They enjoyed the trip but they expected Stockholm to “look a bit more like London”. Now they know it better! In my opinion you can’t compare the cities but I love both of them. We did a lot of things… Went to Hermans, the Museum of Modern Art, The Nobel Museum, and a lot more.
On the day before they left we went to a place called “Skansen”. This place is a little village where people live, work, eat and shop like 100-250 years ago. Just to be sure you are aware of that: Everything there is a big role play. You pay around 12€ entry so they can pay the actors and everything else there. I wasn’t sure about what to expect because I heard good and bad things about this place but my parents wanted to see it so I joined. I am glad I did!
When we were heading back to Stockholm from our boattrip to Finland, Russia and Estonia (see previous post) we already thought about what our next destination should be. Norway has been on my bucket list for a long time. I guess I would have even preferred to study abroad in Oslo instead of Stockholm, if it wouldn’t be so drastically expensive to live there. So on our way back home we decided to leave again soon, this time for Norway. We planned to stay in Oslo for a night and then discover some Norwegian nature.
Together with two very good friends we booked an over night Flixbus for only around 30€ both ways! We love it so much, that in comparison to almost everything else in Sweden, travelling isn’t very expensive 🙂 We stayed at the Anker Hostel in Oslo after our first day there and payed about 30€ per person & per night, including bed linen.
As we said in the last post, this blog entry will be about our boatrip to Helsinki (capital of Finland), St. Petersburg (2nd largest city in Russia) and Tallinn (capital of Estonia).
When the travel organization Scanbelt Expierence showed up at my university to introduce the “magical Russia Trip” for students and young people in general, we decided very quickly that we wanted to join! The journey was eight nights & days long and we travelled by ferry, a similar one to the one we took to Riga. We joined the trip with an amazing friend and got to know some other people while travelling as well. If anybody has a question about the trip, how to book it, about the costs or anything else, we appreciate your messages 🙂