Discovering Öland

Today we drove to Öland, an island about 2 hours away from Växjö, where we are staying right now with friends.

Öland is the place where all the Swedish citizens go to have their holidays. The island has lots of beaches, but we only visited a castle called the Borgholm slott and we drove to the most Northen lighthouse of Öland.

Sunset walks at the most North point of Öland
This picture was taken only ten minutes before the first picture. The sun sets so fast here in Sweden.
This lighthouse was at the most Northen part of Öland, and it was called ‘Långe Erik’
It was cloudy at first, but at one point the sky broke open and the sun beamed from the sky. So beautiful
The castle
A lovely day in Sweden

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The happy city: Copenhagen

When my friend and I decided to visit our two other friends in Sweden, the idea came to live to do a roadtrip. Both of us deeply infected by wanderlust, in no time at all we planned to also visit Sweden’s neighbour country: Denmark. Neither one of us visited the capital before so we booked our ticket to Copenhagen, to travel from there on to Sweden. 

I have never before been to Scandinavia, so for me this was an exciting, new adventure. Traditionally, at the Amsterdam airport I searched for a book to bring on the trip. I do this so I have a book that reminds me of my travels. As I was searching through the many books, trying to make a choice, I found the perfect one: The Little Book of Lykke; The Danish Search for the World’s Happiest People. The book is written by the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, who researches the happiest people on earth by turning happiness into something you can measure. I haven’t read it all yet, just the first 50 pages, but it is so interesting and I recommend everyone to read it as it is just a book of positive, humerous energy even though the writer always stays biased and critical toward the subject.

Anyhow, we arrived very late in Copenhagen and the only thing we did was eat, drink a big Danish beer and sleep. The day after we got up semi-early (we are both not morning people AT ALL) and strolled around the beautiful city. 

Always making pictures of flowers 😂

A Church we found while walking around. It almost looked like Harry Potter castle, so pretty!
Nyhavn is the harbor with all the colorful houses. A great place to shoot photos, especially with the fantastic weather we had
We went to the Copenhagen Food Halls, where you can find an indoors food market with the most delicous meals, from Brazillian food to Italian. Worth a visit if you are a foodie (like me)

I did not take pictures of everything, since I wanted to enjoy the moment of just being there too. I have to say: our day spend in Copenhagen was a happy day. One with sunshine, food, and gorgeous building and statues. 

Now we are already on our next location: Malmö, Sweden. Excited for the rest of this roadtrip! God kväll! 

Magical Malta

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The view of Spinola Bay. Right from our balcony. You could even swim in this lovely bay, it was like a free pool 🙈

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Valletta, a beautiful city, but in summer to freaking hot to fully explore. I bet in fall/spring this city will have lots of culture to offer.

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Icecream in the form of a rose, so impressive!

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‘Oh, guys look! A colored door! Lets make thousands of pictures in from of it.’

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This was just a cute door okay. Don’t judge.

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I look this happy ’cause there were aircos and that was very welcome because freaking 40 degrees is unbearable.

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Look at that insane view. And me, trying to be cool.

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These airbeds were an absolute blessing. Recommended to buy with 40 degrees and limited shadow.

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Malta is known for the lack of green. My grandma told me that once there lived elephants on Malta, but they didn’t survive because the people cut all the trees and other plants. They did have this gorgeous garden left, though, no elephants here.

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Pointing to the garden in the previous picture: ‘there must be shadow there guys!!!’

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Sunset with these golden girls

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Pizza makes holidays complete. So do cocktails.

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Or wine. Or any kinds of alcohol 😜

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On the last day of our holiday we went to the blue lagoon. Yep, pretty water 🏝

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Yes. This filter is bringing out my tan. But I swear I was really tanned. Just not as tanned as this pic 🙄

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us

I think it is just become the new standard of a new blog post to apologize for not posting for so long. I am probably only apologizing to myself, since I do always regret not writing. But time flies. Especially when you are having fun. And oh, I did.

It has been now 1,5 months since I left Sicily, the island I now call my second home. And in less than 2 weeks I start a new schoolyear; my last year. It is just all so surreal that this third year of my study went by so quickly. Jeez, what a year I must say. Really this post is more or less a recap. A little post about how life, and you, can change within such a short period of time. Because a school year is not even a real year. Maybe barely 10 months. But compared to last year, I feel like a totally different person. A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. Continue reading “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us”