This is Valborg, a pagan festival still happening each year in Sweden! This video was from 2013. I loved it, though it was a little bit warm, being so close to the fire. One of the things I love about this video is the combination of English (Australian and American) and Swedish, and the fact, … Continue reading Valborg 2013
There's a couple of people I know who are planning to spend between one or two weeks in Stockholm next year, during the months of April and May. Based on my own experiences of being in Stockholm during that time of the year (and other times of the year), here are a few handy tips I've … Continue reading Stockholm for a Week or Two
I hope this is helpful if you're ever planning to visit Stockholm. I appeared earlier tonight on ABC Local Radio's "Nightlife" with Tony Delroy, in his "Travel Spot" talking about Stockholm. https://soundcloud.com/jamesobrien/tony-delroy-travel-spot-stockholm
"Did I just hear you make another little sigh...? Sandra asked. With only a few hours left in Stockholm before heading to New York, I'd apparently developed a bit of a "sigh" whenever I saw something really wonderful. I wasn't consciously doing it, though clearly the thought of leaving Stockholm was weighing on my mind. … Continue reading Leaving Stockholm
When my old school-friend told me late last year he was planning to visit Stockholm, and was looking for a few "travel tips", my first question to him was "when are you going to be there?". Because there is so much climate variation between the summer and winter months, there are some things you can … Continue reading Experience More
"So how have you spent the last few days", I asked the mother of a family from Houston I met on the food tour the other day. I randomly ran into them on the Djurgården ferry. "We've been on a tour of the Old Town, we got some segways, we've been on The Archipelago and … Continue reading The Last Few Days
View from the Seventh Floor of Stockholm’s Södra Teatern. Not bad, eh?