Some H&M for Em

Jun 27, 2011 1 Comment

So I have a confession to make. I thought that H&M, the most wonderful clothing store, was from the UK. Prob cause Em told me about it and she studied abroad in Scotland.  I sadly did not know I was mistaken in this belief until I walked into the Flagship Store in Stockholm, Sweden and […]

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Pick a Palace or Two

Jun 21, 2011 2 Comments

Here in Sweden, they’ve got nine. NINE PALACES! I mean, they only have a constitutional monarchy and they’ve got nine palaces. Jealous. I hit up the biggest and best, the Drottningholm Palace first. I picked up some bad juju along the way since nothing went on schedule today. Here’s how it all unfolded: 10:10 arrive […]

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Back to Sweden

Jun 21, 2011 3 Comments

Since I spent the last post seemingly talking about all the ways I like Asia more than Europe, let’s do the opposite here. Countries in Europe are so frackin close to each other! It’s insane. For example I needed to be out of the apartment I’ve been crashing at for the week. What to do […]

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Zee Island!

Jun 13, 2011 1 Comment

Ok so not really the island, cause that one will always belong to LOST. This one doesn’t come with polar bears or smoke monsters or Others. But it is still a good time. Sisters Emili and Maya are from a small island off the coast from Gothenburg and we all headed out Sunday for a […]

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One Hell of a Friday Night

Jun 13, 2011 2 Comments

Started the evening off with a show called Kabaré Kalabalik which was basically a strange combo of Stomp and comedy. It was fantastic! It was done in swedish of course but it didn’t seem to matter that I didn’t understand them. It was freaking amazing show and I was so sorry when it was over! […]

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I Heart Rollercoasters!

Jun 13, 2011 2 Comments

This week I FINALLY got to Liseberg, the amusement park located here in Gothenburg. And it was totally worth the wait! They have a tons of rollercoasters, one of the best wooden ones I’ve ever been on, log flumes rides, and free-falls. Plus they even had a waffle shack! I may be moving in any […]

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What I Did With My Weekend

Jun 08, 2011 1 Comment

This weekend was jam-packed with crazy shenanigans. First up? Friday: Emili’s Graduation Party! She was graduating from nursing school, and ha d a big backyard bash to celebrate! Super amounts of fun to sit around the table drinking boxed wine and eating quiche. Well I suppose it was quiche. I never quite know what I’m […]

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And Finally, There Was Sun!

Jun 03, 2011 2 Comments

For days now I’ve been complaining to every Swede that I could find about the weather. I had been told, lied to I now believe, that the weather here was beautiful in May. Lies! It’s been cold and rainy and generally icky. Ok it’s probably not that cold, I just don’t have a proper coat. […]

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Swedes Love the Knife and Fork

Jun 03, 2011 4 Comments

They eat everything with a knife and fork. Seriously. Last night I ordered a club sandwich, at a British Pub no less, and what came was half a sandwich. No top bread, just the bottom. And it was overflowing. The only way to eat it? You guessed it, k&f. Plus they have this amazing ability […]

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Stenstorp Next Stop

Jun 03, 2011 3 Comments

This past weekend, we headed out of Gothenburg to catch of bit of the Swedish countryside. Our destination? Stenstorp, an adorable little town a few hours north-east of town. We were staying with Elin and Mikael, their three cats (Socks, Felix, and Lisa) and their ENORMOUS rottweiler Gaston. Seriously that dog was as big as […]

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Thoughts on Sweden

May 27, 2011 3 Comments

Since I’ve been here in the land of the Swedish Chef  for a week, I thought I’d give some random thoughts on life here. People here have jobs. Well obviously people everywhere have jobs but it’s strange to be hanging out with people who do. They get up every morning and go to work and […]

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