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.
Hey Y’all! 🙂
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all of you, wherever and whatever you are celebrating today!
We have our very first Christmas away from home and our families this year, this is exciting! I would say it’s both a bit sad not to see our loved ones today but also a very nice experience to celebrate Christmas together with good friends 🙂 We’ll have a delicious all vegan Christmas dinner (what irony it is that so many people celebrate love on this day but eat something that had to be killed for them) and just a cozy evening with singing Christmas songs, sitting together and giving some presents.
Today we would like to share some of our most loved travel hacks and some ideas for food that you can take on a trip, whether it’s a roadtrip or a flight or whatever. Let’s start!
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.