Long Weekend in Copenhagen

Last weekend I snuck away for a long weekend in Copenhagen, with Giordie and a friend of hers from Australia! Copenhagen is one of my favourite cities and this was my third trip back. You can read all about my first visit to this beautiful city here. I love the contrast of old and new in Copenhagen. The new, modern architecture, although so different from the original buildings, seems to blend in seamlessly. If you’ve read some of my previous posts you’ll know that I love street art. Especially when it’s incorporated into older areas. Copenhagen has embraced street art and uses it to make the construction around the city come to life. This small city is full of colour and character and it makes me smile every time I’m there 🙂 Continue reading “Long Weekend in Copenhagen”

A White Christmas in Åre

my first White Christmas

Growing up in Australia, I’ve always dreamed of having a White Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I love Australian Christmases. We have plenty of our own traditions, like Carols by Candlelight, going to the beach, having a BBQ and Santa wearing shorts! It’s just that all the Christmas movies I watched as a kid, made celebrating Christmas in winter look so magical. Being able to rug up in cosy clothes and drink hot chocolates when it’s not 30 degrees outside. Ice skating, the snow falling and building snowmen. And my personal favourite, Christmas Jumpers 🙂 Continue reading “A White Christmas in Åre”

Umeå – The Coldest Place I’ve Ever Been

Reminiscing about the coldest i’ve ever been!

As January is coming to an end and I’m starting to look forward to Spring. I’m taking a moment to look back at this time last year, when Daniel and I had the opportunity to go away for a weekend. Continue reading “Umeå – The Coldest Place I’ve Ever Been”

Snow Cannons turn Stockholm into a Winter Wonderland

Last week Stockholm turned into a winter wonderland a little earlier than I expected. More snow fell on Thursday than any other November day for more than 111 years! This was caused by lake-effect snow, when a cold air mass moved across the Baltic Sea. I prefer the Swedish term though, Snökanon, which directly translates to English as Snow Canons 🙂

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