Hallo und Willkommen zu einem weiteren Stockholm Guide Video. Heute gehen wir mit einer Limousine auf Besichtigungstour!
Mats Södergren von V.I.P Limousine nimmt uns mit auf eine ganz besondere Tour.
Unsere Reise führte uns von der Stockholmer Innenstadt zum Nordiska Museet, Schwedens größtes Museum für Kulturgeschichte. Von dort aus gehts zum ABBA Museum, dann auf ein Eis nach Gröna Lund und auf Entdeckungstour in Djurgården – die schönste der 14 Inseln in Stockholm.
Ja, Stockholm besteht aus 14 Inseln! Eine Stadt die Dich zum Atmen kommen lässt, Ihn dir aber auch zur gleichen Zeit wieder rauben kann =) Eine Stadt aus der Steinzeit, deren Bewohner mit dem Land arbeiten und nicht dagegen!
Jeder Stockholm Reiseführer bringt dich irgendwann zum Königspalast (Kungliga Slottet) =) Errichtet 1967 die offizielle Residenz der schwedischen Königsfamilie. Wir sind zufällig auf eine Militärparade gestossen und haben ein paar schöne Erinnerungsbilder gemacht.
Die Königliche Garde bewacht die königliche Familie seit 1523. Tatsächlich sind sie die persönliche, die Kavallerie und Infanterie des Königs. Ich hoffe dir hat dieses Video gefallen! Falls Ja, vergiss bitte nich meinen Kanal zu Abonnieren und mir ein “like” zu schenken =)
The Skyview in Globen feels like Swedens answer to the London Eye or the Burj Khalifa. If you love Stockholm, then you might want to consider viewing it from 424 feet above sea level. I recently experienced Skyview with my 5 year old daughter, and she loved it, the view is truly stunning as Globen is at the heart of Södermalm. Although height is not my forte, I really enjoyed the ride which lasted for 20 minute. Overall its a memorable thing to do with a loved one and you can take amazing pictures with Stockholm as your backdrop.
This is a life lesson, from one of my most favourite books – The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker
“It is similar to one brother asking another, “Why did you grow up to be a drunk?” The answer is “Because Dad was a drunk.” The second brother then asks, “Why didn’t you grow up to be a drunk?” The answer is “Because Dad was a drunk.” Some more complete answers are found in Robert Ressler’s classic book Whoever Fights Monsters. He speaks of the tremendous importance of the early puberty period for boys. Before then, the anger of these boys might have been submerged and without focus, perhaps turned inward in the form of depression, perhaps (as in most cases) just denied, to emerge later. But during puberty, this anger collides with another powerful force, one of the most powerful in nature: sexuality. Even at this point, say Ressler and others, these potential hosts of monsters can be turned around through the (often unintentional) intervention of people who show kindness, support, or even just interest. I can say from experience that it doesn’t take much.”
― Gavin de Becker, The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
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 build up the reflexes you need if you’re ever in a dangerous situation, and give you the confidence to stand up for yourself and fight back if needed.
As children become more proficient in their selected style of martial arts, their confidence gets boosted big time. They become more self-assured and confident. Their Teacher’s or Coache’s encouragement goes a long way to help them achieve this goal, but the confidence level will extend far beyond the Martial Arts Studio.
Martial Arts training is a physical expression of ‘practice makes perfect’. As Bruce Lee who is considered by many as the Master of Martial Arts, said: I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
In a class a student may execute a single movement or series of related movements, hundreds of times. This teaches the student that the progress that always happens during small improvements in technique and stamina, flexibility or power – will come through endless repetition.
4. Gender Equality
I am sure that while many parents would consider martial arts for their sons, not nearly as many would consider it for their daughters. However the martial arts are one of the few sports where both boys and girls can play together.
Martial Artist also gives brothers and sisters an opportunity to practice together and learn from one another as well (not to mention the convenience of having all of your kids in one place at a time).
5. Weight Control
Childhood obesity is a global epidemic and rising trends in overweight and obesity are apparent.
The typical martial arts class will often be comprised of warm-up calisthenics, teaching and practicing of moves and possibly some sparring, as well as some active games. The warm up and practice comprise the bulk of the time, and for that time your child will be constantly on the go – stretching, crunches, takedowns, grappling, punches and kicks. The workout each child gets will not only assist in the natural development of his or her muscles but also help them build stronger Cardio-Vascular systems.
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 6 year old gets car sick occasionally, but i still decided to go for the dune bashing. I can say the kids did enjoy it. I read that children struggle to see out of the back windows of the vehicles, but they had a full view. Elias was sitting on my lap and had the best time of his life =) We stopped to take pictures in the Desert and it was amazing. We saw snake trails and tiny watermelons… Quad bikes are also available.
Camel Riding at Sunset in the Desert with Kids
Camel – the ship of the desert. We wanted camels. Not on the beach ( you can do that in Dubai too), we wanted camel riding in the actual desert. The children were blown away by riding into the sunset on top of a camel.
What Was Included in the Dubai Desert Safari?
Pick up from our hotel. We had another family from our hotel with us.
Dune bashing, camel ride, grill and soft drinks, show (fire spitting, belly dance), Henna tattoos, pictures in a traditional Arabic dress holding a Falk…
Our Verdict on the Dubai Camel Safari:
We loved it, specially the camels and the dunes. Dinner was great, lots of choice and plenty of food. The dancing wasn’t the highlight, I wouldn’t mind skipping it =)
How to Book a Dubai Desert Safari with Camel Ride?
we booked it trough the tripadvisor website. Which was simple and straight forward.
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 of nature: hiking in the woods makes time feel like its standing still and the best part for the kids is probably spotting animals (never gets borings to see their reaction!), embracing nature fully while hiking, and cooking simple things on a wood fire!
The is something natural almost instinctive that I experience every time we light up a wood fire as the sun is nearing sunset. We spend hours just gazing the vibrant fire, exuding such heat that can be felt on the face and warms up our my hands. Whatever thoughts was burdening your day don’t exist at that moment, all you can focus on is the moment. Pure joy, it warms your heart, literally!
I have wanted to make some proper American S’mores every since my kids watched it on Barneys & Friends. They were curios when they saw scouts make s’mores over an open fire. I promised them that we would have a go one day. The day has finally come.
I know that this recipe doesn’t require instructions, its pretty straight forwards. My reason for sharing our experience is to motivate you guys to do more outdoor activities. I hope our s’mores will tempt some of you guys to try it out with your families, or even alone.
Graham crackers, broken into squares
Hershey’s plain milk chocolate bars
Long metal skewers (for roasting the marshmallows)
Bonfire, campfire, fire pit*
Take one large graham cracker and break it in half (one for the top, one for the bottom cracker).
Cover one of chocolate cracker halves with chocolate pieces to fit the graham cracker.
Put a marshmallow (or two) on the stick and hold it over the fire until roasted and slightly golden brown.
Take the toasted (still on the stick), and lay it on the side of the graham cracker with the chocolate.
Take the other half of the graham cracker and cover the hot marshmallow, pressing down firmly enough to pull out the stick.
When the S’mores is fully assembled, wrap it in between two large sheets of foil placed on the corner of the campfire to keep warm, while making the remaining ones (it will also help the chocolate to melt a little bit more). Eat it warm while holding it like a sandwich.
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 herself.
2. Daddy does it differently!
Fathers treat their children differently than mothers. And that’s just as well! Babies love and need that difference. Listen to your heart and stomach and combine this natural intuition with helpful tips. How to find your own way. Treat yourself to pure daddy days. Only you and your baby. This makes the bond even stronger and you get to know your baby from a completely new side!
3. VIP diaper session
Just sneak off to work in the morning? That would be too bad! Take your child on the arm and enjoy the time together. Wrap up your baby, chat with him a bit and then put him to bed to mom. So your partner can wake up gently and you can spend valuable time with your baby.
4. The work has to stay outside
It may be difficult after a hard day at work to take on all the fatherly duties. Try to keep the stress in the office and turn it off on the way home. Walk a short distance and buy dinner on the way so you do not have to cook at home. So you have more time than family.
5. Men’s evenings with your baby
Do you miss your male friendships? In order not to completely disappear from the scene, grab your baby and walk to a friend. A soothing coffee or sports treacle can not hurt men too. Absolutely think of the vial and the diapers. Fill the milk powder already in the bottle and take the warm water in the Thermo bottle. If the baby is breast-fed, you can easily transport a puff with breast milk in an insulated bag. So it works on the way with the food.
6. Theme changes are good
After the birth, everything revolves around the new family member. This is a good thing. Nevertheless, make sure that even non-baby talks take place. Your partner is not only the mother of your child, but also a woman. Invite friends without children, then automatically other topics of conversation arise.
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 of it all. Someone who is trusting you completely to take care of him or her, who is going to love you so much and you’ll love them back so much it’ll blow your mind.
1. Buying too much stuff If it’s made of plastic or includes an iPhone dock, it’s probably a waste of money.
2. Comparing your child to other people’s children All children are monsters sometimes and angels at other times. Your pals’ kids will be angels when your child is kicking off, and viceversa
3. Staying up too late Babies know when you’ve done this and deliberately wake up extra early the next morning.
4. Listening to bad advice Lots of people will offer you parenting tips. Most of those tips will be wrong, including – make that especially – the ones from your own parents. It’s a miracle you made it this far.
5. Forgetting to check your clothes for sick, or worse You’re travelling. It’s a warm day. You can’t turn back. Yes, that smell is exactly what you think it is.
6. Underestimating babies’ acceleration Babies move fast and have no sense of danger. You will learn this the hard way.
7. Expecting to become a better person now you’re a parent Turns out your parents were frightened, winging it and bullshitting their way through everything too. We’re not sure if that’s reassuring or terrifying.
8. Forgetting to apply the brakes on the pram You’ll only make this mistake once, but your partner will remind you of it for, ooh, the next twenty years.
9. Taking the crying personally To baby, you’re a fuzzy shape that can fix things. Crying means ‘something’s wrong’, not ‘I hate you’.
10. Expecting to return to normality You can’t go back to your old life, but once you’re through the early days you won’t want to.
11.Not asking for help if you need it People don’t want to interfere, so if you pretend everything’s OK when it isn’t then they won’t force help on you. If you need a hand, ask friends or family. They’ll usually come running.
12. Taking criticism badly New dads tend to hear ‘hey, you’ve put the babygro on backwards’ as “I hate you, you’re a terrible father.’ Calm down!
13. Not seeing the woods for the trees Even if it’s really tough right now, it will get better. Better than better. Amazing. Promise.
14. Leaving a nappy on too long When you hear, feel or smell that nappy filling up, a timebomb starts ticking. Procrastination can and usually does have terrible consequences.
15. Looking for wisdom on the internet Good luck with that.
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 of time we spend starring into it. Here are some of my thoughts and I hope it can be useful to any parent to find a balance and live a more mindful life.
Our children are closely attuned to our attention. They depend on that attention for their social and emotional development. If someone would film us, you would probably see it non stop – parents standing, necks bent, thumbs frantically tapping away at their iPhones or Samsungs. The attention we give our phones has a huge impact on our health & social and family relationships.
Look at me daddy
Baby’s vision development is very important and even affects their other senses. They light up when you make eye contact and talk directly to them. They are taking in the rhythm and sounds of our voices.
Sometimes I find my kids fighting for my attention & they loose against my Smartphone. Positive attention is when we respond to our kids with warmth and interest. It helps them, build a strong value system and positive self-esteem + they feel secure and valued.
Believing in themselves
When kids know that their parents think they have what it takes to handle life’s problems, they develop confidence in their ability to take on life’s challenges. Put your phone down and talk to them seriously about what they are doing, their skills will grow and their self-confidence will raise.
They want your attention
Responding with enthusiasm to their attempts to master new things will ensure, that the kids keep trying. The “look at me’s” you hear is actually asking for your approval and encouragement. When you do look, take interest, the kids feel it. They try again. They push themselves to the next level!
They miss you
The kids will miss out on having a parent on their side! We all should have the desire to be better parents. The discipline to be there for our kids. Hold ourself accountable for the moments we are not there for them. Be Responsible at all times & Communicate with them. They will thank you in the future – Sometimes you have to invest to get something back – Whats better to invest, then into your own children!?!
Here are some rules We have implemented in our house:
No phone use for the first hour after coming home
No phone use in the evening before kids bedtime
No phone use during meals
No phone use during a family movie (and try not to fall asleep while watching 🙂