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”
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”
What’s a Latte Pappa???
as Hans Christian Andersen said:
“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”🌻