Hej there from Germany!
We’re back in the country of beer and beautiful forests since last Thursday 🙂
It’s much warmer here than in Stockholm at the moment and we enjoy the time with our families very much. Not so long until we leave again, this time for South East Asia! And let me say, we’re beyond excited..:) So if you have any last-minute tips on vegan restaurants, cafés, nice beaches or other cool stuff to do in the South of Thailand, Cambodia or Vietnam, definitely let us know! We appreciate it 🙂
Due to our travels, we probably won’t post on here in the next few weeks. But after that we’ll tell you everything about our trip!
Today we want to show you some of our favourite vegan restaurants in Stockholm. In comparison to the South of Germany around Stuttgart, there are so many vegan places in Stockholm! Hopefully this will change in Stuttgart as well 🙂
Without further do, let’s begin!
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.
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 🙂
Today we want to introduce you all to a new series of posts that will continue to pop up on our blog in the next months. We thought it would be cool to show you some products we newly discovered or bought for the first time and tell you our honest opinion about them 🙂
So here we start with the first five products, which were all purchased at a Swedish Lidl and didn’t cost more than 3€/30 Swedish Crowns per item.
Those of you who have been to Sweden already might know about the traditional Swedish delicassy of chokladbollar (chocolate balls). Consisting of sugar, cocoa, cooking fat, vanilla and some optional drops of rum or coffee, these sweets remind me of an unhealthy version of bliss balls 😀
At Lidl, we found some pretty cheap vegan chokladbollars and tried them for the first time. They are okay… The consistency is so so sugary that it feels really scrunchy when you bite into them, which we didn’t really like. It was nice to try them but we won’t buy them again, just too sweet for us! Also when we tried homemade chokladbollars in one of our favourite café’s here, we realised how much better they taste! Therefore we would recommend you to try some homemade ones instead of storebought chokladbollars 🙂
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.