A Taste of Stockholm Food Festival

A Taste of Stockholm (or Smaka på Stockholm) is a vast food and beverage festival at Kungsträdgården. I highly recommend going if you’re looking for Swedish and all kinds of other street foods. Sauna Advertisement Lobster RollEthiopian Tacos Getting to the festival is a breeze using public transportation. I found the tunnels on the way…

Road Trip: Killers of Chicago Ghost Tour! Part 1

Time for a road trip! FOOD. GHOSTS. CHICAGO. What could be better? I have always had a fascination with the paranormal, and I love attending paranormal events, so when I saw an event on Facebook advertising a ghost tour - I had to go! Plus, I only live about 5 hours from Chicago. The tour…

Traveling in Sweden! Part 2

What an amazing trip so far! I truly recommend visiting Stockholm. I've listed my itinerary and tips below. Day 39:00am Nobel Museum Tour2:00pm Visit the Vasa Museum Rise and shine! Today's agenda includes the Nobel Museum Tour as well as the Vasa Museum. Starting off with breakfast, I'm thankful for the Zinkensdamm hostel. The breakfast…

Mormor Diary Entry #34

Hey y'all! Here's another snippet from my Grandmother's diary that she kept while in Sweden. I found this entry on a page titled "comparisons" "Comparison:In those days people feared thingslike lion's faces. We fear things inthe shape of mushroom clouds -- nuclearbombs." ~ June 1986 IIn this entry, she's referencing the Vasa ship. *Swedish warship…

My Travels in Sweden! Part 1

Traveling to Sweden was such a fantastic experience. I departed from Des Moines, IA, and traveled to Stockholm and Oskarshamn. I went with a group of classmates to study abroad at KTH and Stockholm University. ItineraryDay OneDeparted Des Moines Airport Day TwoArrived at Arlanda Airport in StockholmChecked in to Zinkensdamm hostel~1:00pm City Tour – Gamla…

Visiting Tallinn, Estonia in One Day

While I was studying abroad in Sweden, a group of us took a two-day cruise ship to Tallinn, Estonia. Estonia seemed like a hidden gem. I especially loved the medieval structures and the view of the sea. The cruise ship (Baltic Queen - Tallink) was clean, reasonably roomy, and had the most amazing mixed drinks!…

Mormor Diary Entry #36

Swedes are allowed to go anywhere, eat in grass at the palace lawn, see parks as they wish. The new law is that the Princess who is older than her brother will be queen. We Swedes are implementing equal rights for women! Vivian Olson ~ June 17th I had similar thoughts as my Grandma while…