Stockholm i Natt

"Excuse me, I have to take some more photographs", I said to my friend Mattias, as we enjoyed conversation and a beer at Blå Dörren (a bar at Slussen). Though the sunset last night was not as spectacular as earlier in the week, the night colours (once the sun had set) were beautiful. Before and [...]

Take The Other Turn

I was on my way to see a new exhibition at the ABBA Museum, highlighting the artists who have appeared over the years at Stockholm's amusement park, Grona Lund. However, as I got off the ferry, I took a right turn instead of a left. I've long been on the view that it's often a [...]

Early Riser

Even though I have been told on a few occasions, I should keep the blind closed at night, due to the early morning sunrise, I have not bothered much with the advice. I quite like waking up early, and I quite like waking up naturally, you might say, with the sunshine. Besides, when you wake [...]

Settling in to Stockholm

One of the things I really love about the public transport system (in the centre of town at least) is, for the most part you never have to run to catch the subway (Tunnelbana). Of course there are times when you'll need to run, for the most part if you miss one, another one will [...]

Summer in Stockholm

"You really must come back to Sweden in the spring or summer", I wrote to my friend Sue yesterday, attaching a bunch of photographs from my morning walk around Djurgården. Sue came with me to Sweden four years ago, in March, when there was still a lot of snow and ice around. In contrast, the [...]

Stockholm Under Construction

The last time I was in Stockholm (July 2015), debate about the deconstruction and reconstruction of Slussen (the main transport interchange in the middle of the city) was in full-flight. Although the plans were well-known by then, there was still a strong voice of resistance to the planned changes. Almost two years later, I'm not [...]

Valborg 2013

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, [...]

Leaving Stockholm

Vaxholm, 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. [...]

Experience More

Stockholm, as viewed from the rooftop tour,

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 [...]

The Last Few Days

Monday night at Victoria's in Stockholm

"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 [...]