Sweden 2014

Entries from June 2014

Thursday, June 26. 2014

Back In The US

Well.....I'm back in the US now. Not quite in Kenai yet though....I have a four hour long wait for the first airplane to leave to Kenai from Anchorage....so until then I'm going to wait here at the airport. Yeay! More like sigh.....but whatever, I can handle it.
Four airplanes total between Stockholm and Kenai....the longest one is the one across the Atlantic and the shortest is across the bay to Kenai......that only takes 20 minutes. I'm very tired, slightly delirious, a bit sad and feel a bit weird too. It's not fun to leave family and friends.....My friend Carmen that took me to the airport asked me where I feel home is, Sweden or the US? And I can't answer that, I'm torn. But I do know that I have to go to Sweden more often.
I made sure I had some reading material for the first flight and Carmen got me some stuff that she knows that I like....my last bite of prinsesstårta for a while. Tack Carmen!

Goodbye Sweden.....until next time! I do love Sweden.

And good morning Alaska!

Wednesday, June 25. 2014

Evening Fika

I dragged my brother into City for some late evening fika......why sit at home when you can do stuff, right? Went to Gamla Stan (Old Town) and sat down at Kaffekoppen.

My fika.

Then we walked by another cafe and had to stop and get a chokladboll each.

While slowly walking back to the train I took pictures of stuff and myself.

Now I am full and tired, my eyes are closing down.....I think I need a quick shower and then it's bed time!

Tuesday, June 24. 2014

Rosendals Trädgård

Today I met up with Monika outside NK, we hopped on the tram that took us out to Djurgården where we went to Rosendals Trädgård. Again, Djurgården is absolutely fantastically beautiful, lush green trees and I want to live there. Rosendals Trädgård is a place where you can sit down and really be happy and grateful that you are alive and able to experience a day in paradise that is to be found in the middle of Stockholm. Trädgård means garden and the place is full of flowers, plants and large green lawns where you can stroll around.

But first we needed food. We both had the delicious tomato soup and freshly baked (right there) bread......YUMMMMMMM......really....YUM!

Kardemumma and kanelbullar.

You can eat this, although it looks too pretty to eat - art.

We found a labyrinth.

While we were sitting on a bench under a tree, the cutest squirrel ever came up really close and said HI, probably looking for a treat......

Another book about trolls and other creatures that live in the Nordic forest that I want.

ABBA. I LOVE ABBA! When I was little, I would pretend to be one of the ABBA girls, I know I'm not the only girl growing up in Sweden that would sing along to ABBA songs pretending to be Agnetha or Frida (Anni-Frid).

Monday, June 23. 2014

Dalarö & Vurma

Today I got up at 10, showered and washed my hair....stepped out of the house, got picked up by Carmen. We drove to Dalarö where we met up with Marie and her son Timmy.
Walked around a bit. Dalarö is a gorgeous place, of course. Right on the ocean. Next time I'm in Stockholm I want to spend some time traveling around in skärgarden (archipelago), there are so many beautiful places to explore. We had fika and talked. The weather was a mix between sunny and then gray, windy and rainy. Good I brought a jacket and an umbrella.
You can hop on a boat in Dalarö that will take you to one of the many close by islands.

Me and Carmen.....friends since second grade!

Then I got home....dropped off some stuff and ran to pendeltåget. Into City to meet up with Monika. She took me to Vurma, delicious food and we befriended two nice Japanese girls,
I might have a new friend in Tokyo now, in Shibuya of all places! Pannkakor med hallon och grädde - GOTT!

Sunday, June 22. 2014

Busy Here

I have been very busy here in Sweden.....there has been a few late night movie nights with my brother. He has a projector and surround sound, so watching a movie on the couch is like being in a movie theater. Last night we watched two Swedish movies and tonight two scary movies. I hope I will be able to sleep after that, I got scared a few times. Earlier today I took care of some shopping and then I met up with my friend Taleb. Three hours of catching up and fika of course and then I came home. Now I am going to get some sleep......busy day tomorrow as well.

Saturday, June 21. 2014

Gröna Lund

I spent a day at Gröna Lund last Wednesday with my brother. I remember how I would look forward to my one summer time visit to Gröna Lund when I was little, it was like best and most exciting place on earth in my mind. The rides looked so big and some were so scary.....Then I went a lot one summer when I was 16. I was into boys then and Gröna Lund was a place were me and my friends would go to have fun and look at boys. Oh the memories......
But before Gröna Lund I dragged my brother to Vete-Katten for some breakfast.

Then I had to pose for some pics (of course) on the way to Djurgårdsfärjan.

On the ferry (Djurgårdsfärjan) that takes you to Djurgården, a place were I would not mind residing.....it is amazing out there.

Almost there!

Then we purchased all the necessary tickets to be able to get in and get on the rides.

I even brought Pippi along......

What is wrong with this picture? An anatomy lesson for the kids that visit Gröna Lund.

And a collection of fun pics were you look crazy because you are on some sort of a ride that involves height and speed.....

Some fun times at Radiobilarna......were you try to crash into each other as many times as possible. Hopefully you get out of there without a neck injury.

A very fun day finally came to an end, I was ready to get home and curl up in bed. I was tired but happy.