Country Number 40: Walking and Eating Tour In Sweden!

If somebody doesn’t know, I have a goal to achieve before turning 30 (well, more than one, but this is the craziest): 50 countries to visit.  It sounds possible, though it’s a bit funny for my friends: they still laugh about it. Anyway, everybody has its own goals and desires in life: there is somebody who  wants to create a family, and there is someone who thinks about what country next. 😛

It’s getting more and more difficult to explain to your family once you pass the second half of your 20’s and they start questioning you about your next future…

I then book an other ticket. I sometimes wonder if I am escaping from all the questions or if I am just in need to know more about the world. Maybe both!

Well, there I am then: first time in a nordic country, with local friends. Sweden got the number 40 on my TripAdvisor list of cities/countries that I’ve visited.

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I flew to Stockholm in beginning of November. Three words to describe Sweden: Perfection, fresh air and “Fika”.

Perfection:

The majority seem to be perfect: perfect height, perfect size, perfect skin, perfect hair, perfect outfit. Wow! I was astonished.

It’s kind of positive and negative at the same time, like my local friend Josefine says: “Everybody, either men or women, are attentive to details. They care a lot about how they look, and this turns out to be a standard”.

My question is: “If we care that much all the time about small details of how we look, how we talk, how we act etc.. Aren’t we missing something called Simplicity?”

Fresh air:

Nothing to be worried about the air you are breathing there, it just helps you to be healthier and healthier. If you go to the countryside it is even better.

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Fika:

What’s Fika?

Fika is considered a social institution in Sweden; it means having a break, most often a coffee break, with one’s colleagues, friends, date or family. It’s very popular: you walk around and you see those pastry/coffee places full of people having a break in front of a coffee/tea/juice and lots of sweets. Paradise for me! =)

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Thanks to my very good friend Josefine who took me on a “walking & eating” tour around the city: A must visit for everybody once in a lifetime!

I now experienced the cold weather there, I would definitely visit again during summer. =)

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