– SCANDINAVIAN ADVENTURES –
It has been a little over a week since touching down in Scandinavia, so far it has consisted of trips to the Fjords, island games and one or two bottles of ‘reasonably priced’ wine…
So now that my Scandinavian adventure has officially begun, what better way to celebrate than to visit Oslo’s neighbouring Scandinavian city… Stockholm! A trip to Sweden was always sure to be on the agenda with flights priced at €100 for return journeys from Oslo and similar rates can be found for journeys to Finland and Iceland ! Below I have shared my favourite discoveries of Stockholm and may they act as examples for why taking an Erasmus placement year within Europe gives you limitless opportunities to explore many different countries and ways of life.
– ARCHITECTURE –
For those that appreciate architectural design, you’ll be excited to hear that Stockholm holds one of the longest art exhibitions in the world. The subway system throughout the city has been inspired by various artists from the 1950s to contemporary designers. However, if your thirst for architecture is still not spent after travelling the many subway stations, be sure to take a trip to ‘Fotografiska’, you can explore the museum until the early hours of the next morning (night of the museum style).
– MEATBALLS –
Whilst travelling the beauties of Stockholm remember to pay a little visit to a quaint family restaurant called ‘Meatballs for the People’. Serving traditional Swedish meatballs made from a range of different meats, including salmon, elk and beef! This reasonably priced food house will surely fill your stomach to the brim and whether you eat in or takeaway it will give your grandmas famous meatball recipe a run for it’s money!
– SOCKS –
In need of some new socks ? Well, you’ve come to the right place! ‘Happy Socks’, was founded by two Swedish entrepreneurs with a clear vision to bring happiness to all that wear their vibrant ankle warmers! For further reading take a look at their website in the link below.
Stay tuned as photos from the Stockholm trip shall be uploading in the coming days!
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