It starts with a tingle. A reflexive contraction of the pelvic floor muscles that may leave you a little wide-eyed and anxious. Then begins to accumulate into a dull ache, impossible to ignore, as much as you clench and squeeze and twist your legs together. An ache that jolts you acutely into the moment, you … More The Pee Chronicles
I suppose I should begin with wishing you all an intrepid new year! I know we’re practically done with January already but I believe it’s (sometimes) better late than never, (and i think this is one of those times!). I had to put all wanderlust thoughts in a dark, forgotten locker at the back of my mind during … More 14 festivals for 2014
I assumed that going to watch a movie in a cinema is pretty much the same experience everywhere in the world, wouldn’t you? Like most assumptions, I was proven wrong with a trip to the Filmstaden, located between Ullevi outdoor arena and Scandinavium indoor arena in the city center of Gothenburg. Well, the general procedure;- buy a ticket, … More Cinema Culture
One thing I absolutely loved, (and adjusted quite well to) in Sweden was the charming tradition of Fika! (pronounced “fee-ka”) What is Fika? Well its enjoying an evening tea or coffee, accompanied with something sweet, both of which Sweden’s got in plenty! As you can probably already tell, I’m more of a tea person, and was thrilled … More Your day is not complete without Fika!
On a particularly cold morning my mother asked a friendly Swedish man, (who was part of the team who organized our stand at the tourism trade fair), how they manage to keep warm in this dreadful weather, and he simply replied, “with warm hearts”.
There is a street I stumbled upon during one of the free days I had wandering Gothenburg. A series of back street alleyways, that stretch out for miles, filled with small, individualistic stores and cafes, ranging from tea and spice shops, antique stalls, café’s with benches and blankets out. A total hipsters paradise! I was … More Magical Haga
It may be Sweden’s 2nd largest city, but it sure doesn’t feel like it! The lazy (more like icy during the time I was there) Göte channel meanders through the city, cobblestone streets with rows of old buildings and narrow side alleys in-between, winding and intriguing, beckoning you in, the roads covered with the zig … More Big City WIth A Small Town Charm
Packing for a long journey is never easy. To be able to pack everything you might possibly need for any possible situation (sometimes those little hotel shampoo’s and soaps just wont do, especially when you’ll be weeks away from the comforts of home) and still be within the luggage check-in weight limit, (especially when traveling … More Laundromat Drama