This article is a continuation of ‘The Moomins and the Swedish/Nordic mentality’, which you are very welcome to read here! Have you read Tove Jansson’s Moomin books? If you haven’t, you must, and if you have – re-read them. Not only are they beautifully written, subtly philosophical and thoroughly entertaining – I believe they reveal […]
Valborgmässoafton, a.k.a Walpurgis Night – in English, falls on the 30th of April (last day). All major cities within Sweden celebrate Valborg annually. It is one of the look-forward-to days on the Swedish calendar. If the city has a University then at a 99% confident interval, it will have a special event for it. But […]
Sometimes the best way to understand what you like and dislike about a country is to leave it for some time. The cultural translation, bracketing, brokerage; the cultural shocks one experiences in transitioning between two places, allow to understand deeper what we cherish and what we abhor about them. Every year I travel to India […]
Oh Stockholm, a wondrous, lively city filled with history, culture and welcoming people. With endless opportunities, adventure, and events, Stockholm will surely become a travellers’ new favourite. Art, History & Culture Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden – made up of 14 islands, a seemingly never-ending Baltic Sea archipelago, cobblestone streets and home to palaces, […]
As summer has arrived in Sweden, the whole country is transformed. From the landscapes and the colours, to the culture and attitudes. How and why exactly does this happen?