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.
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.
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!
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”