I know… It’s been a while. But we are back on the blog now! Let’s see how regularly we will manage to post.
Ken has recently started to work in his old job again and moved in with two very good friends – we’re both so happy about it 🙂 And for my part, I moved back to Tübingen, where I study and also started an internship at a small local arthouse cinema two weeks ago. Also I’m beyond excited to soon be moving in with a dear friend of mine, who joined us for many adventures in and around Stockholm!
But now let’s talk about our more recent travel adventures through South East Asia.
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!
In this blog post we want to tell you about some of our favourite places we discovered in Stockholm so far. It’s hard to decide for only a few spots. That’s why there will probably come other posts after this one with more sites we like here 🙂
Let’s start out with one place we discovered very quickly. One day, only a few days after we arrived here and didn’t have any special plans, Ken said he would take me somewhere to surprise me. We took the metro and got off at the station “Slussen”. After we walked for around 10 minutes, we arrived at a small path leading its way above the water in front of Gamla Stan and above a road. Ken had taken me to “Monteliusvägen“, our favourite viewpoint so far. From there we had a really mesmerizing view over the oldtown of Stockholm and the sunset on the other side. Monteliusvägen is very close to the city and therefore easy to reach even if you don’t have much time to go somewhere 🙂
After a more or less productive Sunday morning we felt the urge to go outside and explore a new area. We spontaneously decided to take the metro to Farsta Strand (took us about 25 min.) and go for a walk around the lake Magelungen.
It was so wonderful! Especially after some busy days it always feels so good to return to nature.. It’s so awesome to live in such a big city which however offers so many beautiful green spots and even lakes close to the city centre! I guess our dream for the future would be to live in such a place where we can have both – the comfort of a city and the opportunity to experience the beauty of nature.
We met some other pedestrians along the way but besides that it was so quiet and very peaceful.