Tag Archives: Sweden

Skane, Sweden, highlights of an underrated destination

I’d previously visited Sweden to explore Stockholm and Uppsala, both of which were places that I enjoyed. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to visit a friend in Skane for a few days during the summer to experience one of the most dynamic and expansive areas in Northern Europe. Continue reading Skane, Sweden, highlights of an underrated destination

Swedish cuisine at Fika in London

Brick Lane is renown for its barrage of Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants and of course the well known Jewish Beigel shop, Beigel Bake. Just next door is the lesser known neighbour, Fika, a Swedish restaurant that brings an added taste of diversity to East London.

The restaurant takes its name from a Swedish term that literally means “coffee break”, but that has evolved into a cultural phenomenon combining food, drink and company.  Continue reading Swedish cuisine at Fika in London

A unique experience with the world’s first Jumbo Stay Hostel, Sweden

I was thrilled to recently enjoy a stay at the world’s first hostel built onboard a real Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. Following a complete overhaul and major renovation work with a grand opening in January 2009, the hostel now represents an innovative way to enjoy a unique stay in Stockholm. The airplane, a decommissioned jumbo jet built in 1976, was last operated by Transjet, a Swedish airline that went bankrupt in 2002. Continue reading A unique experience with the world’s first Jumbo Stay Hostel, Sweden