Category archives: Sweden

Back To The Roots: Historical Scandinavian Life

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Hands up, who is not a loyal reader of the one or two Scandinavian design or architecture blogs? Nordic cultures are well-known for their incredible output in design: our apartments are furnished with inventive Swedish furniture, almost daily we wear Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or Finnish fashion (H&M, anyone?), the little and practical pieces in our l[...]

Five Top Memories from a Swedish Adventure

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What does a girl with no sense of direction do when she wants to make a documentary about reindeer in the minus 38 degrees wilds of Northern Sweden? Well, this girl recruits her friend Patrick, a German ex-Special Forces Army Captain to come along and serve as her assistant. And so it began, our 3,400 kilometer 5 day odyssey from Stockholm to Kiruna, Lapl[...]

Klassresa 2012: A Blogtrip to Sweden

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My last school trip did not actually happen while I was still in school but only a couple of weeks ago when Visit Sweden and Air Berlin invited me to join a "Klassresa" (apparently this means "class trip" in Swedish.) to Gothenburg and Stockholm. Along with my blogger buddies class mates from Mit Vergnügen, I heart Berlin, I love Ponies, Lachsbrötchen, JustT[...]

5 Reasons to love Midsommar

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Every year around the end of June, I become incredibly envious of Swedish people. Not that I don't usually wish I was Swedish (because, let's face it, Sweden is just too cool) but once the photos of my Swedish friends celebrating Midsommar pop up on Facebook, I find it very hard to keep calm. What makes Midsommar so special, I hear you ask? Here are the to[...]

Sweden - moose, kayaks and sleeping in trees

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I have never been to Sweden, but nonetheless, I somehow grew up with this country. I read all of Astrid Lindgrens novels at least twice, went to IKEA with my parents on the regular, drank Fläder Saft and ate Kötbullar meat balls. I even had a Swedish Aupair. Childhood days are long gone, but the presence of Sweden in everyday life is still around. These days[...]