A day trip to Vaxholm – Stockholm archipelago

Summertime in Stockholm is perfect for exploring the archipelago. With almost 30,000 islands and regular ferries to most, choosing the perfect island can be difficult. Last weekend, I had visited Grinda – a really pretty and quiet island about two hours away. This time, K was also coming along and we decided that Vaxholm, also known as the capital of the archipelago, would be a … Continue reading A day trip to Vaxholm – Stockholm archipelago

Crayfish party – a unique Swedish experience

Kräftskiva or crayfish party is a unique summer tradition that the Swedes partake in. Every year in the month of August, people of all ages get together all across Sweden to enjoy an evening of crayfish, pies and schnapps while wearing silly hats and singing funny songs! K and I were lucky to have been invited to one such party this Saturday. I was extremely … Continue reading Crayfish party – a unique Swedish experience

Best dog-parks in Stockholm

Having been in Stockholm now for almost three months, I’m beginning to realise that the city and the country are indeed quite dog friendly. Initially, in one of my earlier posts, I hadn’t been very convinced but now I’m a happy convert. Almost every other household in Sweden tends to have a pet, mostly dogs and cats, with a smattering of birds, rabbits and maybe … Continue reading Best dog-parks in Stockholm