Marco Griesche ist Sicherheitsexperte. Seit langer Zeit beschäftigt sich Marco mit einem sehr sensiblen Thema, das mit Sicherheit viele von euch Eltern und auch mich beschäftigt:„Ist mein Kind sicher?“ Hallo Marco, möchtest du dich kurz vorstellen? Sich selbst zu beschreiben, fällt nicht ganz leicht. Ich denke aber sicher sagen zu können, dass ich als MenschContinue reading “Interview mit Kid Guarding Specialist – Marco Griesche”
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 Slottsträdgåren. 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…
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”.
Stockholm’s archipelago offers sun-drenched cliffs, beautiful boat trips, cafés and top-class restaurants. Below I will list 5 islands you must not miss to visit this summer.
It seems like every week brings a new story about how great life is in Sweden, like six-hour workdays and generous parental-leave policies. But let me tell you more on why Sweden is my country of choice.
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 of 800 meters.
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…
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.
There are many stories to tell about the Katthult farm and the prankster known as Emil Svensson. Emil of Lönneberga (from Swedish: Emil i Lönneberga) is a series of children’s novels by Astrid Lindgren. The twelve books were written between 1963 and 1997.
The Swedish anthem was written in 1844. The author – Richard Dybeck – chose the melody of an old folk song from Västmanland to create the hymn and named it “Sång till Norden” (Song of the North)…
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,Continue reading “Why you should visit the Yasuragi Spa: Japanese Bath”
“The alley of Mårten Trotzig is an alley in Gamla stan, the old town of Stockholm, Sweden. Leading from Västerlånggatan and Järntorget up to Prästgatan 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…”
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.
Blow away the cobwebs with a blustery winter walk. Here in Stockholm, we are lucky to be surrounded by stunning nature and city life alike – from the archipelago to beautiful and historical Gamla Stan.
Grand Hôtel Stockholm – A stay at the Grand Hôtel 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 Hôtel in Stockholm has been home to celebrities and high-profile events since 1874.
Animals in Sweden – Jämtland 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 (Jämtgeten), is well adapted to the kind of extensive farming that was the norm in Jämtland and Härjedalen.
Sweden’s government will start exploring the possibility of transitioning the country into a digital currency, marking another step into the unknown for the world’s most cashless society.
Winter days are always short in Sweden, but Stockholm has been in darkness during December, we had not even one single hour of sunlight, Sweden’s meteorological institute confirmed this on Thursday.
Stockholm Archipelago Holiday in 2021 – Hidden Island Huvudskär
Let me tell you about a place so close and yet so far. I’m talking about the Stockholm archipelago and it’s 30 000 Islands…
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 on the Swedish mindset on success.
In the last part we spoke about Gustav I Vasa who liberated Stockholm from Danish rule and settled in the Gamla Stan fortress. The fortress was dubbed Tre Kronor in 1588
The Swedish government has moved to sharply reduce the size of public gatherings, as it sought to come to grips with a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic that has seen record daily numbers of new cases and growing pressure on hospitals.
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.
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.
Stockholm‘s Gamla Stan is where Stockholm began, back in 1252, and it is one of the biggest and best preserved medieval Old Towns in the world.
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 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.
Wer kennt den Trend noch nicht? Kunterbunte Socken mit verschiedensten Motiven. Und es trägt sie wirklich jeder. Ob zu einem Anzug im Büro, stylisch in den Sneakers oder einfach Zuhause. Bunte Socken gehen mittlerweile immer. Eric Blomster ist der Gründer und Besitzer der Firma „Svensk Husman socks – Swedish Food and Fika Socks“ Die DesignsContinue reading “Schwedischer Trend: Swedish Food and Fika Socks”
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.
SCANDINAVIAN INTERIOR – Interview with Sweden based Homestyling Expert and Influencer Marit O Dybeck |
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 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 photo shoot. Places like Gamla Stan , Stadshuset and so on are all pretty but too touristy for my liking, so it had to be something different. A Stockholm hidden gem that only locals really know of, which meant less people around and more freedom for shooting!
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…
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 – 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.
Meet a local – I hope this series will foster an understanding between locals and expats. I hope we can find inspiration in the stories shared and hopefully strike up conversation.
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 not leaving the country. Well at least we have Sweden for ourselves…
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 stop or delay the spread of the virus, one wonders how we can adopt our holiday plans and still have a great summer?
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:Continue reading “A beautiful story”
5 things to know before you visit Stockholm
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 totalContinue reading “Smoking 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,Continue reading “Fishing rules in Sweden”
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 toContinue reading “Swedens alcohol policy”
Today we go Sightseeing Luxury Style!
the Grand Hotel Saltsjöbaden
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 isContinue reading “Nofo Hotel: Södermalm”
GRAND HOTEL: CREME DE LA CREME
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 attentionContinue reading “Birger Jarl Hotel”
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 Kungsträdgården. The hotel is a designed by a famous architect, and has a hip and relaxed vibe. PricesContinue reading “Stockholm Hotel Guide: Motel L”
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, whoContinue reading “Boating in the Archipelago (Dream Boat Club)”
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 varietyContinue reading “Downtown Camper: Stockholm guide”
The Skyview in Globen feels like Swedens answer to the London Eye or the Burj Khalifa.
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 terraceContinue reading “The Winery hotel: Stockholm Guide”
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, itContinue reading “Oceanbus tour: Stockholm”
Our first time trying indoor skydiving
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 Gävle around 9 pm and byContinue reading “Moving to Sweden part 3”
Wildlife Safari in Stockholm
Cafè 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 theContinue reading “The best Cafe in 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 inContinue reading “Staycation is the new Vacation – Stockholm”
🇸🇪 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 itContinue reading “Renting a Yacht in Stockholm”
🇸🇪 Stockholm 🧳 Hotel Test – 📍Gamla Stan – 👨👦 Vater und Sohn
What’s a Latte Pappa???
as Hans Christian Andersen said:
“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”🌻
kostenloser Tierpark Besuch in Stockholm gefällig? Akalla 4H bietet freien Eintritt, die Tiere sind jeden Tag um 8.30-16.00 Uhr auf ihren Feldern zu sehen.
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
This is a life lesson, from one of my most favourite books – The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker
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 itContinue reading “My weekend training routine”
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 helpsContinue reading “5 reasons every kid should practice Martial arts”
Det har vart rätt trist väder dom senaste veckorna, jag upptäckte ett grymt spa som heter Sparadiset. Det finns flera runt om stan. Jag gick till den i Östermals torg. Den låg ganska nära tunnelbanan. Väldigt avslappnande och mysigt, precis det som behövs för att kunna stå emot mörkret och kylan ute. Priserna varContinue reading “Sparadiset in Stockholm”
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 ? MyContinue reading “Dubai – Desert Safari with kids”
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 rhythmContinue reading “Making S’mores with outdoor fire”
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 andContinue reading “5 Self defence tips for kids”