• Italy - Bologna

    First impression of Bologna

    We landed in Bologna, Italy, at the end of July 2022. We only made hotel reservations for the two following nights, but we ended up booking yet another night just cuz two nights were simply not enough in the city. It sure can be enough time, but it wasn’t for us, we wanted more time to explore before we traveled to yet another Italian city. The city was superhot, we managed to hit the sizzling summer heat, so we had a temperature of 29 degrees at nine o clock in the morning. It was crazy hot and super sweaty! But somehow it was still manageable, you find that small alleyway…

  • Italy - Bologna,  Italy - Fiumicino,  Italy - Florence,  Italy - Rome

    Our Italian summer of 2022

    Or should I say, our HOT Italian summer? So okay, you all know that we spent some time traveling around Italy this past summer, so I thought I would give you a bit of a run-through of where we started out, how we made up our travel plans, where we ended up, and finally how we got back home to Sweden again. We found a cheap plane ticket from Stockholm to Bologna, where we had booked a hotel for the first two nights. We actually ended up staying an extra night, cuz two days were just simply not enough and we had no time limit to this trip as we…

  • Croatia - Rijeka,  Estonia - Tallinn,  Italy - Bologna,  Italy - Brindisi,  Italy - Fiumicino,  Italy - Florence,  Italy - Rome,  Poland - Gdansk,  Poland - Warsaw,  Sweden - Gotland,  Sweden - Stockholm,  Sweden - Vadstena

    Review of 2022

    The travel year of 2022 has been one of the best in a very long, loooong time. Not just because we weren’t dragged down by all of the strange things that have been happening around the world during the past couple of years, but there’s actually been quite a lot of traveling going on. It’s been a good year, and definitely a great travel year! The beginning of 2022 started with a weekend cruise to Tallinn in Estonia, where we were supposed to see the Christmas market, but it closed the day before we got there. And not that I did not know it before, but now I REALLY know…

  • Italy - Bologna

    We have finally arrived in Bologna

    You know the feeling of meeting a lost friend for the first time in forver? You get all warm and fuzzy, almost nervous for no particular reason. Yeah, that’s how I feel about beeing back in Italy! We came in late last night, or rather in the middle of the night, so it was pretty much just check in at our hotel and crash for the night. But after a good night sleep we are ready to start exploring. Well, coffee first, then exploring! Buongiorno!

  • Sweden - Vadstena

    Images of Vadstena

    There are tons to see in this cute old town, especially if you are into architecture and a bit of history. There are castles, monasteries, and a ton of other historical buildings to visit, as well as a few different museums and a beautiful beach. Summer struck hard when we visited for the midsummer weekend, granting us over 30 degrees celsius. And naturally, we decided to go on a walk right after lunch when the sun was at its best, do I even have to tell you that we all were boiling from the heat? A bit too hot yes, and I do wish that I would have brought some…

  • Poland - Krakow,  Poland - Warsaw

    Krakow or Warsaw?

    To be able to compare the two different cities I have written down some differences and similarities between two of the most visited cities in Poland, and maybe this post can help you decide whether or not you should book your next trip to Krakow or Warsaw. Warsaw:We visited during late winter 2022, in February, so to be honest the weather was quite the same as at the time we visited Krakow. Cold, but not the same kind of cold cuz we had some storm winds and some rain as well. Not that much that it was a hassle though. We stayed for 3 nights, and to be honest I…

  • Sweden - Vadstena

    Midsummer in Vadstena

    As a child brought up in Sweden you are brought up with the traditions of Swedish Midsummer, which contains of decorating a large wooden cross with two hoops with birch leaves and flowers. You raise that cross up when it’s decorated and you sing about frogs that have no ears and dance around it. That sounds a bit crazy when you put it like that huh? It’s really not. And it’s actually a national holiday in Sweden. It’s an occasion of family gatherings, where we eat our pickled herring and newly harvested potatoes. The children pick flowers to decorate the midsummer pole and make garlands and then the entire family…

  • Italy - Brindisi

    Pasta and pizza, ohmy!

    The Mediterranean cuisine has always been a favorite of mine, especially the dishes from the Italian kitchen, such as pasta, pizza, and seafood. Those of you who know me know that if I get to choose freely I always choose pasta if that is an option. As we visited Brindisi in Italy we tried out some amazing food at several different restaurants, and as always I thought I would share some of them with you. La Locanda del PortoThis was a restaurant that was kind of more on the fancy side. The interior design was leaning towards the marine theme, super cozy. As this was just lunch, we split a…

  • Croatia - Rijeka

    Mololongo apartments – roomtour

    The apartment building is located right in the city center, so you’re super close to everything. If you just exit the building and stand with your back against the front door you will see the harbor area and a few nice restaurants with a perfect view of the ocean, turn to your right you’ll find a few small shops, and if you keep walking until the end of the building you’ll find yourself at the big square where all the busses arrive and depart from, taxi station as well. Turn to your right again and you’ll see the Mololongo sign for the check-in desks. Keep walking and turn right and…

  • Croatia - Rijeka

    First impressions of Rijeka in Croatia

    Okay, so visiting Rijeka in May can be a bit of a lottery when it comes to the weather… the two first days of our four-day stay were warm as any hot summer day in Europe, like almost 30 degrees. But the weather is moody as … yeah! The next day we woke up to a thunderstorm. The temperature dropped to about 17 degrees, it was raining sideways cuz of the heavy winds and it was absolutely pouring down! It sure was an experience! We flew in by Ryanair to the tiny airport of Rijeka, which is small and super cute. Actually one of the smallest airports I have ever…