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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 lives were designed up North: crockery, lamps, sound systems, vases, bed sheets etc. All are impregnated …

[ Written by Kathi | 15 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

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, Lapland, with Patrick the machine driving, and with …

[ Written by guest | 29 Jan 2013 | One Comment | ]

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, JustTravelous, Tripwolf, Musikexpress, Intro, Stylespion and LesMads we took …

[ Written by guest | 28 Jun 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

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 top 5 reasons why we Travelettes love Midsommar…

[ Written by guest | 23 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

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 my friends and I …

[ Written by guest | 29 Jul 2011 | 7 Comments | ]
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