One thing I learned in Stockholm is that Swedes love to bake. A very prominent tradition in Sweden is fika. Which means you’re having coffee and some sweet pastry with friends. Fika is something some Swedes do all day long, each break is a great opportunity for fika. One of the pastries that is the traditional food for fika are Swedish Kanelbullar (cinnamon buns). Delicious little breads that taste sweet, but not too sweet. For my birthday I made some cinnamon buns myself, to share with my family and co-workers and that was much appreciated. To celebrate my birthday with you, I am sharing the recipe to this yummy fika bite! Continue reading Swedish Kanelbullar for Fika (Recipe for Cinnamon Buns)
January was a month of transitioning.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll probably know: I moved back home to The Netherlands after having an amazing experience in Stockholm.
I came back in the middle of the month, so there were still two lovely weeks in Sweden left. I visited some museums, walked around the city and experienced real cold weather. The last week and a half it has been around -16 degrees Celcius. Brrrrr…
After saying goodbye to my friends from the church I visited, it was time to pack everything up and go back.
Coming home was so nice, seeing my family again and finally hugging Mexy after 5 months. But it took only half a day or so for everything to feel normal again. Soon it seemed to me like I just woke up from the best of dreams. But luckily I have my parents, sister and friend who can pinch me and tell that I really lived there.
I don’t really have pictures of when I got back, but these are the ones from my last days in Stockholm.
What’s not to love about Sweden?
The past weeks I’ve shown you the Best of Stockholm and the lovely souvenirs I took home. And on top of that Swedes are great in decorating houses. We all love those beautiful Scandinavian interior designs, right?
Today I’ve compiled a list of 10 DIY’s to make some of those typical Swedish items to give your house a touch of Scandinavia.
Let’s get going! Continue reading 10 Swedish DIY’s You’ll Love
I’m back in The Netherlands!
It was sad to say goodbye to the city that has been my home for 5 months, but it was good. The last week I visited several museums, enjoyed the city from a viewpoint and walked it’s streets to say goodbye.
Coming home was something I really looked forward to: hugging my family again, seeing my grandparents and of course hugging, kissing and playing with my ferret Mexy after missing her for 5 months. Pretty much as soon as I touched ground in The Netherlands, my whole study abroad period seemed like a big nice dream. Everything around me is familiar and I’m used to it, it’s as if I woke up from a 5 month sleep and hit the play button again.
Luckily I have my family who visited Stockholm, so they can pinch me: It wasn’t just a dream, I really lived in Stockholm. And I have brought some souvenirs back home to remember my time there.
Let me show you what I bought to keep the memory alive. Continue reading Souvenirs from Stockholm
Have you ever been to Stockholm? No? Let me show you why you should.
My time in Stockholm is almost coming to an end. I’ve lived there for nearly 5 months and had an amazing time.
There are many reasons why I loved it and one of them was the beautiful city and all it had to offer. Let’s dive in!
Stockholm has a nice balance between activities to do and nature to relax. It’s has the excitement of a capital city and can offer you the joy of a village.
A long story short: you should visit Stockholm. Put it on your list to visit it for 3-5 days and you’ll have time to see everything you’d want and stroll around to embrace it all.