Wonderlost Wednesday: Stockholm

Earlier this year in March, a friend and I visited Stockholm on an extended weekend tour. Although, I’ve grown up in Denmark so close to Sweden, I had never been to the country before. Needless to say, I was excited to explore the capital of Stockholm due to its reputation. In this sense, I must say that it didn’t disappoint me. At all! Compared to Copenhagen, Stockholm has a lot to offer – and not just in city life but also in scenery – and atmosphere.

Stockhom Harbour...

Comprised of 14 islands and numerous areas and districts centered around medieval Gamla Stan (Old Town), Stockholm is nothing but exciting to explore as a mosaic of unique areas and districts. This little adorable, lively city full of beautiful architecture and scenery captured my heart immediately. It’s a city in which I could very well imagine myself growing old at one point – once I’ve explored the world, of course, and am ready to (to some extent) settle.

On our trip, I, especially, came to adore Gamla Stan. Dating back to the 13th century, this district is my favourite part of Stockholm. The architecture, scenery with habour views, cute stores, pubs, restaurants and cafes – the atmosphere – are just in my spirit and I could spend hours exploring this district. However, in general, Stockholm with its various and different areas and districts are quite exciting and I wished we had had more time in Stockholm.
Normally, I’m not much of a museum enthusiast. However, some of the museums of Stockholm such as the Vasa Museum, Astrid Lindgren Museum (Junibacken), the Royal Palace etc. are interesting museums that take the concept of museums to a new level as more interactive museums – I like that.

Old Town, StockholmStockholm Harbour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you wish to explore Scandinavia, I would definitely choose Sweden or Norway as these two Nordic countries just have a more diverse scenery. And should you find yourself in Stockholm, I can warmly recommend visiting the Ice Bar by Ice Hotel. Although it is a bit expensive (even for Scandinavian prices), it is quite the tourist experience.

xo P!

Ice BarIce Bar.

Wishful Thinking: Future road trips

Ever dreamed of doing a road trip? I have! And not just one… several.

There are certain countries and their cultures that I would like to explore by doing a road trip. Contrary to a vacation, I believe that a road trip would allow a more intense insight into a country’s culture(s) over a longer period of time. The fact that it would be over a longer period of time is key to me. Because, when it’s over a longer period of time, you, simply, have more time to explore a culture and acquire deeper understanding for it. This, I find very appealing.

At the moment, I have seven countries in mind in which I would love to explore a country’s different cultures and acquire some understanding for its lifestyle(s). The seven countries are that all have a stunningly beautiful scenery as well as, for me, interesting history in common are 1) Norway, 2) Sweden, 3) France, 4) Germany, 5) Australia, 6) America and 7) Iceland.

Thousand places to see before you die

I don’t have any specific routes in mind nor plans on when and with whom it could actually be possible to do these road trips. However, I have a plan of doing them some time in my life with friends and hopefully my future husband. Moving to Holland soon, I could imagine that road trips in Germany and France might be possible within the next couple of years. Furthermore, with plans on settling in among others America and Sweden within the next 10-15 years for a longer period of time, doing road trips in America, Sweden and Norway should be highly likely. For Australia and Iceland, however, these road trips are road trips geographically further away that acquire a certain amount of economic resources – so I better start saving. But for the adventures that lies ahead, it’s worth it! The chance – any chance, really – to explore foreign cultures is right around the corner and I plan to take it!

xo P!