This kenyan gal wanted to see the world and when the plane touched down, sweden lay at my feet. We checked in at an old cosy family hotel called Freys and started exploring the wonders of Stockholm and Scandinavia.
Stockholm is beautiful!! 14 islands on Lake Malaren overlooking the Baltic sea, picturesque doesn’t even cover it.
One of my favourite places is Drottninggatan – Queen’s street. A major popular pedestrian street in Stockholm, it bursts at the seams with stores, retro shops, humongous malls, bars, cafes…simply put, a feast for the eyes.
A definite stop is Ahlens, one of the biggest department stores in Stockholm. Long story short, after an afternoon at the place, M banned me from ever going there lolol. Sergels torg is another point of interest. A sunken public square, it is an iconic landmark that draws in tourists from all walks of life.
What do i miss most about Stockholm? The FOOD. Yes my lovelies, while the city is most famous for its historical beauty, the cafes, bars and food were the highlight of my trip. Stockholm is the gastronomic hub of Scandinavia, a haven for the quintessential foodie.
Fun fact- The Swedes love love everything fresh, and considering it is one of the leading unpolluted cities in Europe (Sweden actually imports garbage to recycle!), it is hardly surprising that salmon fishing is encouraged in the city.
Authentic Swedish food is simple satisfying and healthy, consisting of meats such as elk, deer, game meats, brown sauces, ligonberry jams and sweets (i’ll let M tackle that subject lol). Some wonderful swedish recipes can be found here and here.
However, in the last few decades, immigrants from all over the world have influenced the Swedish food culture tremendously. Asian and Middleast cuisine are especially present all over Sweden, with kebabs, dimsum, shwarmas etc becoming common place.
So, as you can see my time in Stockholm was amaze balls, next stop…the Palace!
Thanks for the support and remember y’all, #LoveLife
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