Interview mit Kid Guarding Specialist – Marco Griesche

Marco Griesche ist Sicherheitsexperte. Seit langer Zeit beschĂ€ftigt sich Marco mit einem sehr sensiblen Thema, das mit Sicherheit viele von euch Eltern und auch mich beschĂ€ftigt:„Ist mein Kind sicher?“ Hallo Marco, möchtest du dich kurz vorstellen? Sich selbst zu beschreiben, fĂ€llt nicht ganz leicht. Ich denke aber sicher sagen zu können, dass ich als Mensch

Ulriksdal SlottstrĂ€dgĂ„rden – Brunch, Fun & Fika

It was a sunny day in Stockholm and it was a perfect day to go for a Brunch and Fika in the sun. I went to Ulriksdal SlottstrĂ€dgĂ„ren. It was the first time I was there. It’s a botanic garden with plants and flower and everything you need to grow a lush and green garden…

Winter break in Sweden

During the Winter break which is between the end of February and the first week of March schools in Sweden close for a so called “sport Lov” which literally translates into “Sport break”.

Swedens forest: 1 tree felled = 3 trees planted

Did you know that more than half of Sweden’s total land area, 57% or 23 million hectares, is covered with forest. This corresponds to the surface of the whole of Great Britain. The north of the country is characterized by hilly landscapes with fir forests. There are also extensive birch forests up to an altitude

5 Reasons Sweden is the Best Country to be a Parent

We may all be aware of Swedens high income taxes but do we know that good share of it goes towards making sure people don’t struggle ones they have a family. As a result, Sweden is often held up as one of the most family-friendly countries in the world…

Meet an Expat – Sweden’s German Hunter 🩌

Interview with German Expat Andreas. He moved to Sweden from Germany and took his hunting license in Sweden. Today he is telling us his story and will give us tips and comparisons between the life in Germany and Sweden.

Why you should visit the Yasuragi Spa: Japanese Bath

Improves circulation and aids weight loss Japanese hot springs are heated up to 42 degrees Celcius. While some may find this very hot, it’s well worth it ones you are soaking in it. The Japanese, traditionally take a bath/onsen right before bed to keep their body warm all night. After an active or strenuous day,

Stockholms alley of MĂ„rten Trotzig – A must see on your Stockholm trip

“The alley of MĂ„rten Trotzig is an alley in Gamla stan, the old town of Stockholm, Sweden. Leading from VĂ€sterlĂ„nggatan and JĂ€rntorget up to PrĂ€stgatan and Tyska Stallplan, the width of its 36 steps tapers down to a mere 90 centimetres (35 in), making the alley the narrowest street in Stockholm…”

Is Sweden a Socialist country?

After my fist few month in Sweden I have asked myself this question many times. “Is Sweden a Socialist country?” Looking deeper into this, you will find that Sweden is in fact very pro capitalism, but does big redistribution through taxes.

Grand HĂŽtel Stockholm

Grand HĂŽtel Stockholm – A stay at the Grand HĂŽtel makes a amazing experience guaranteed. This timeless Hotel is literally in the heart of Sweden and you have every amazing attraction right at your doorstep. The Grand HĂŽtel in Stockholm has been home to celebrities and high-profile events since 1874.

Animals in Sweden – JĂ€mtland Goat

Animals in Sweden – JĂ€mtland Goat

This goat was once often known as ‘the poor man’s cow’. However, in contrast to cows, it can survive in meagre conditions. This traditional breed of goat (JĂ€mtgeten), is well adapted to the kind of extensive farming that was the norm in JĂ€mtland and HĂ€rjedalen.

5 Swedish quotes to make you successful in life

Since Sweden is ranked as the second most-innovative country in the world and with more billion-dollar tech companies per capita than any other city but Silicon Valley, it’s no surprise that Stockholm is at the heart of it all. I wanted to share some Swedish wisdom quotes on success in order to shed some light

History of Stockholm: Gamla Stan (Part1)

Stockholm also called the town between the bridges. Experiencing medieval Stockholm by wandering trough the cobblestoned allies of Gamla Stan. Feels somehow like stepping back in time.

Visiting the Clarion Hotel Gillet & Selma City Spa in Uppsala

The location is perfect – very central with plenty of restaurants and shops nearby. The staff are always friendly and happy to help. The rooms are clean and very comfortable. Lots of vegan options at breakfast. Very comfortable bed. Very quiet. The check-in and check-out processes were super smooth and friendly.

Yasuragi: Japanese Spa Hotel in Stockholm

We visited Yasuragi, a Japanese spa hotel in its simple definition, but in reality its a peaceful oasis with a touch of Japanese stillness and nordic aesthetic. The panoramic windows and the minimalistic interior puts you in a calm and mindful state…

Expat Photographer – From Stockholm to Singapore and back

Expat Photographer – From Stockholm with love

Gunilla moved from Stockholm to Singapore to find her passion: Photography – Now she is celebrating celebrating being 10 years in business. Today she is telling us her story and why she has come back to Stockholm.

Schwedischer Trend: Swedish Food and Fika Socks

Wer kennt den Trend noch nicht? Kunterbunte Socken mit verschiedensten Motiven. Und es trĂ€gt sie wirklich jeder. Ob zu einem Anzug im BĂŒro, stylisch in den Sneakers oder einfach Zuhause. Bunte Socken gehen mittlerweile immer.  Eric Blomster ist der GrĂŒnder und Besitzer der Firma „Svensk Husman socks – Swedish Food and Fika Socks“ Die Designs

Villa Öst – Interior Design in Sweden

What are the most in-demand trends in Scandinavian interior design nowadays?

Sustainability is very much discussed, one could call it a trend but hopefully it is a lasting one. Re-using and carefully thinking about the pieces that one buys, so it will last longer. Also I have noticed a more frequent attraction toward natural materials.

10 Stockholm facts you should know!

10 Stockholm facts you should know!

The first time the name Stockholm appears on record is in 1252, when Swedish statesman Birger Jarl used it in a letter.

Stockholm is often known as the ‘World’s Smallest Big City’ or the ‘World’s Biggest Small Town’…

Stockholm Hidden Gems | 4 Photo Shoot Location Ideas Stockholm

Stockholm Hidden Gems | 4 Photo Shoot Location Ideas Stcokholm – It started in my mind when I was searching for different places to go shooting with my son. Although Stockholm is absolutely beautiful and there’s so many things to see and visit, I could not find a good, clear article about locations for a

German – History of Stockholm – Part 2

In Part 2 of our German History of Stockholm, we cover the German influence on Sweden. From Gamla Stan and it’s Northern-German architecture to the German king (Albert III) who was a king of Sweden from 1364 to 1389…

Meet an Expat – From Nigeria to Sweden

What made you decide to move to Sweden? Actually, this question is still interesting to me after 12 years. Coming to Sweden wasn’t a predetermined choice of mine, the initial plan was to relocate to my uncle in Spain. But God had other plans for me…

German – History of Stockholm

German – History of Stockholm – The Swedish-German relations are characterized by vicinity, affinity and understanding and are very good on many levels. Through these centuries, both countries have been close and their influence have been strong in both directions. Read more here.

2020 is Staycation time in Stockholm

With the weather warming up in Stockholm and summer on the not-so-distant horizon, many of us are starting to find ourselves itching for some break from our day-to-day. For Stockholmers in particular, there is often no better form of therapy than a staycation– especially at this year, when a global pandemic forces us to consider

Holiday in times of Corona

I think it is save to say the way we live day to day has been hugely effected by the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore it comes as no surprise that the way we holiday and travel will include that too. While many countries around the globe has enforced social distancing and self quarantine as methods to

A beautiful story

I was shared this short but very inspiring story today which really gets you thinking. Goethe once said: “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.” In order to achieve that you need to give them one essential part of your life:

Smoking in Sweden

Smoking in Swedish bars and restaurants has been banned since 2005. A new outdoor smoking ban in certain public places, including playgrounds and train station platforms, has taken effect since July 2019. The new ban, includes e-cigarettes. According to “Tobaksrökning, daglig” Smoking in Sweden is at a very low prevalence; only 11% of the total

Fishing rules in Sweden

Swedish citizens may fish without a licence in public waters. Foreign citizens may fish without a licence in those waters as long as they use hand gear. The basic rules of the Right of Public Access always apply: show consideration, don’t disturb, and don’t destroy. Fishing is prohibited within 100 meters of stationary fishing gear,

Swedens alcohol policy

In most Swedish municipalities (Kommuner) it is strictly forbidden to drink any alcohol in public. Getting caught could lead to a fine of 500 SEK (ca. 50 Euro). But in many cases the police confiscates your drink and simply pours it out. Sweden is pretty strict when it comes to accessing alcohol. One has to

Nofo Hotel: Södermalm

The hotel is build in a courtyard style where the bar is located in the middle. The rooms all have unique designs and interior. I stayed in the Brooklyn room, which had a hip and modern design to it. There can be a parallel drawn between Brooklyn and Södermalm which is where the hotel is

Birger Jarl Hotel

If location is top priority in your decision of booking a hotel, Birger Jarl is a great choice.  The hotel has a modern design with a upscale business aura.  I enjoyed my stay at this hotel, it covers all the basics you need to feel comfortable at a hotel. I usually don’t pay much attention

Stockholm Hotel Guide: Motel L

If you’re on the hunt for a price friendly place to stay, Motel L isa great choice. It’s located at the trendy Hammarby sjostad, a stone throw and you can get on a boat to Djurgarden or KungstrĂ€dgĂ„rden. The hotel is a designed by a famous architect, and has a hip and relaxed vibe. Prices

Boating in the Archipelago (Dream Boat Club)

If you haven’t been to the Archipelago but have been planning on seeing it, I suggest you do yourself a favour by renting a boat. It’s probably the best way to experience and see all the different islands and the breathtaking coastline it has to offer. I went boating with the Dream Boat Club, who

Downtown Camper: Stockholm guide

If luxury, retreat and spa is your jam, you have found home at the Downtown camper. They offer everything from yoga classes, meditation and facials. Locally made kayaks, longboards and bikes are available to borrow for an upclose experience of the city. Since the location of the Hotel is in town, you have great variety

The Winery hotel: Stockholm Guide

I Stayed at the Winery Hotel, which is an urban winery and boutique hotel. Let’s just say passion for wine is at the heart of this hotel and they even produce their own brand of wine. That wasn’t what intrigued me to stay at this hotel instead I was attracted to the roof pool terrace

Oceanbus tour: Stockholm

I recently discovered there’s such a thing as a “ocean-bus”. The entire idea is pretty interesting, you get on board an actual, regular bus. It looks like a bus, it drives on the road, just like a bus should, but then as it approaches the “ocean” it doesn’t stop or hesitate, quite the contrary, it

Moving to Sweden part 3

We made our way into the flat, even though the flat was barren it felt nice stepping into a warm place. I knew there and then that we made the right decision in moving to sweden. I also knew we had a long and hard journey ahead. We reached GĂ€vle around 9 pm and by

The best Cafe in Stockholm

CafĂš Schweizer – It really is the best cafe in Stockholm. We figured this out as soon as we stepped inside. The place is relaxed, well-decorated and offers comfy chairs perfectly positioned in front of huge windows overlooking beautiful Gamla Stan. There’s a board to leave your initials, too. I think the staff is the

Staycation is the new Vacation – Stockholm

Some of the most common VACATION concerns people have now a days: – No time – Cant find anyone to go with – No money – Scared to fly – Afraid of the risks – My advice to them is to take a staycation. What is a staycation? A staycation is a vacation spent in

Renting a Yacht in Stockholm

🇾đŸ‡Ș Du gamla, du fria… Leaving Sweden for a Holiday during the Summer? Never! 😀 I have spent the last days at the Marine Cabin Yacht by Getaway Deluxe Honestly speaking it was the most Amazing Hotel/Boat I have even been too! I have found GetawayDeluxe by them following my @deinschweden Account on Instagram and it

We introduce: Akalla 4H-GĂ„rd

kostenloser Tierpark Besuch in Stockholm gefÀllig? Akalla 4H bietet freien Eintritt, die Tiere sind jeden Tag um 8.30-16.00 Uhr auf ihren Feldern zu sehen.

Outdoor – Father and Son Workout

Those days when the weather isn’t great and you feel like you’re getting cabin fever, outdoor workout is a great way to feel better. Here’s some footage my son and I captured. Yes My 2 year old son did some filming. Check our day out

Life lesson

This is a life lesson, from one of my most favourite books – The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker

My weekend training routine

Med-Ball Punch 3 times 2 Minutes Punching Bag 3 times 3 Minutes Wall-Pad 2 times 2 Minutes Assault Air Bike 3 times 1 Minute – full speed Chin ups leather 1-10-1 Bulgarian Bag 3 times 30 seconds – each side Push ups leather 10-50-10 Weighted chin ups – as many as possible – give it

5 reasons every kid should practice Martial arts

1. Self-Defense This is the number one reason why most people decide to practice martial arts, many styles are a great way to learn how to defend yourself. Martial arts teach you the techniques to defend yourself, but also the way to think about defending yourself – anticipate and avoid potential dangers. Training also helps

Sparadiset in Stockholm

  Det har vart rĂ€tt trist vĂ€der dom senaste veckorna, jag upptĂ€ckte ett grymt spa som heter Sparadiset. Det finns flera runt om stan. Jag gick till den i Östermals torg. Den lĂ„g ganska nĂ€ra tunnelbanan. VĂ€ldigt avslappnande och mysigt, precis det som behövs för att kunna stĂ„ emot mörkret och kylan ute. Priserna var

Dubai – Desert Safari with kids

We thought we’d have one big, fairly expensive, touristy splurge evening in the desert, with camels, dune bashing, sand surfing, grill buffet, belly dancing, fire spitting, the full desert-camp extravaganza.It cost us a fair bit, around $300, for 5 of us so it was totally worth it. Are 4×4 Desert Safaris for Children ? My

Making S’mores with outdoor fire

I won’t sugar coat it, day camping is not always easy, specially when you’re accompanied by three children and its freezing cold outside. But at the same time it helps us all feel more relaxed while our body and mind can take a break from the hectic everyday schedule and readjust to the calm rhythm

5 Self defence tips for kids

In the era of #metoo, it is more important that ever that we teach our kids ways in which they can speak up and stand up against bullies and harassment in all shape and forms. if your child is unprepared and unaware of what bullying can look like, he or she might experience it and

6 ways new dads can make family-life easier

1. Be a tower of strength After birth, many mothers experience roller coaster rides of emotions. When the hormones go crazy again, it’s important to keep calm. It takes time for the hormones to settle again. Even well-intentioned pep-talk can cross over. Respond to outbreaks calmly and understanding & give your wife some time for

Brunch at Greasy Spoon

Founded by Brits and located at the heart of the hipster södermalm you find our go to brunch spot GREASY spoon. I come here almost everytime I’m in the mood for some good old brunch. They serve the brunch de la brunch, a hearty brunch and great coffee all day long, and best of all,

Good Morning!

Moms and dads, today do at least one thing for you. Whatever it is that makes you happy, do a little bit of it each day. Your children are watching. Let them see you be happy! As i said in previous Posts, before i came to Sweden, i never had a cup of coffee in

Moving to Sweden part 2

We landed in Stockholm Arlanda at approximately 4pm in the afternoon. It was already dark and the only thing lighting up the streets were the white packed snow. There were not many people around in comparison to the bustling Munich Airport. After eating an early dinner at Max Burger place we made our way to

6 ways moving to Sweden changed me

1. Fika Before I arrived in Sweden I never had a cup coffee in my entire life!!! As a newbie to Sweden I quickly learned that fika (coffee breaks) is an important part of Swedish work culture. This is where you get to socialise with your colleagues and catch up on office news in an

Moving to Sweden part 1

My story I was born and bread in Bavaria (Germany). As a little boy I use to think of Sweden as this fascinating Viking land, far up north. I didn’t really know anything beyond what I saw depicted in those Astrid Lindgren series such as Pippi Longstocking. Some of my best childhood memories were with

4 Life changing Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting has become one of the most controversial concepts of discussion for anyone looking to shed weight. The idea has grown significantly over the past several years. Everyone from the biggest celebrities, to George St-Pierre, a three-time former UFC Welterweight Champion practice intermittent fasting. To someone who is new to intermittent fasting, however, there

Winter is coming…

Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only person who contemplates the idea of moving to a warm country every year as summer comes to an end. This thought has been a reacuring scenario in the past decade of my life. As summer comes to an end I feel a part of the warmt in our

15 mistakes new dads do

As a new dad, you’re worried about so many things it’s hard to even keep track. You haven’t changed a diaper before, or you need to get the nursery done, or you aren’t sure what stuff you need. Don’t forget that even with all that craziness going on, there’s a little baby at the heart

5 Things our Phones are robbing our kids of

Hi Friends,  I wanted to touch on something that I always struggle with when it comes to parenting and that I am now more mindful of. Our beloved phones and the impact it is having on the little ones around us. What are we teaching them through our interaction with our phones? and the amount

5 Differences between Germans and Swedes – funny –

Hey friends, i was thinking of creating a fun fact article and i hope you all like it! =) Drinking Germans can have a beer for lunch & a glass of wine after Diner. Many of us have one (or more) beer every day. Coming from Bavaria i grew up drinking Radler (a beer mixed

3 Best Bodyweight Triceps Exercises – Strong Dad

The best exercises to target the triceps with just your bodyweight. These exercises will purely isolate the triceps when you do them right! 1.Parallel Dips – In my opinion the best triceps builder, dips are a effective muscle builder. Grasp the bars with a neutral grip. Keep your body in an upright position and with

How to have the greatest 24 hours in Stockholm

Experience Stockholm in 24 hours Upplev Stockholm i 24 timmar Many of you have asked me: I am going to be in Stockholm for one day, what do you recommend me to do ? while there are plenty of beautiful places to visit and nice activities to do in Stockholm. I figured, I have to

5 things that surprised me about Sweden

Hej allihop! Jag reflekterade över de saker som förvĂ„nade mig mest om Sverige nĂ€r jag flyttade hit för nĂ€stan 3 Ă„r sedan. Vill gĂ€rna veta vad ni tycker om den listan jag skrev? Finns det saker jag glömde nĂ€mna? LĂ€mna gĂ€rna era synpunkter. Hello friends! I have been reflecting about the things that surprised me

6 must haves for new Dad’s

Hejsan & Hello! Jag skrev ner en lista pĂ„ saker som jag tycker Ă€r nödvĂ€ndiga att ha som en nybliven pappa. Jag hoppas att det hjĂ€lper dig som som just blivit en fförĂ€lder eller vĂ€ntar barn. Here’s a list I wrote on essential baby items I couldn’t live without as a father of three. I

7 ways to do chin ups

Who hasn®t heard about pull ups? It’s one of my top exercises, because it works your entire upper body. A lot of people find it a very difficult exercise and therefor skip it altogether. Too bad, because pull ups have so many benefits. Let’s take a look at the different ways to do pull ups

Gröna Lund – Family & Fun

This week, my family came to visit us. We all have been looking forward and now they are finally here. This time my mom (grandmother) and my two sisters came. We went to Gröna lund and got on boat from slussen to DjurgĂ„rden. We had a wonderful day, we spend more quality time now then

Traveling back in time – Akalla by –

We spent the day in Akalla by (farm), this place takes you back in time. The red wooden houses bring so much character to the area. There is a playground, paddling pool, 4H farm with animals, (pony riding for kids) a café, a barbecue area, a dance floor, a mini-golf course and bicycles to rent

Garden boat lunch in Stockholm

I came a across this lovely place in Kungsholmen a couple of days ago when we went there for a swim. I decided to come back here someday, that day has come haha. I don’t really know how to describe it, its a floating garden that serves food and drinks 🙂 they have a deck

Chill day at Josefina Djurgarden

Today was no ordinary day, the temperature here in stockholm reached 31 celsius, and I am not complaining because I enjoy hot, sunny days. However it was one of the hotter days of the year, which Stockholm has been having plenty of lately. We wanted to spend the day relaxing at a poolside, eating, and

Sun and fun in Kungsholmen

We where too excited about the bread to remember to take picture of our dinner Elias started off with a nice blue t-shirt The proof is on the shirt 🙂 Welcome back Friends, We spent the day in Kungsholmen walking along (smedsuddsbadet) at the beachside. It was 28 degrees, sunny and lovely and we, (me

Edsviken kind of day

My kids loved Ante Hello dear friends, The day started very early, I went for a 30 min run in the morning.  The kids wanted to go to the seaside in Edsviken, we had a relaxing day with a picnic near the water.  I met the most lovely elderly couple, they were so friendly and

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