Tag Archives: Sweden

Ikea: You Don’t have to Travel to Sweden for Swedish Treats

Good to see that Ikea is bringing back authentic Swedish brands again. At one point they decided to do everything in-house and there were a lot of appeals from the Swedish community that they preferred the candies and treats they … Continue reading

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Easter Treats from Sweden at Ikea

I will have a new post out soon at White As Milk and it’ll be about my uniquely Singapore view of Easter. Meanwhile, I thought I’d post some photos from a recent visit to Ikea. It’s one place I actually … Continue reading

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Stockholm: Food I Liked

I think I have already raved non stop about the crossaints.  The buffet breakfast at Hotel Rival was amazing.  I especially loved the crossaints, various jams, Scandinavian nutella, bacon and scrambled eggs.  There was so much more, but these were … Continue reading

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How Stockholm Transformed as the Sun Set

One thing I loved about Stockholm was all the candles and they looked even more beautiful after the sun set.  To me this was special, as coming from Singapore, the only time I see candles lit is in a restaurant … Continue reading

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Gamla Stan: Quaint Old Town in Stockholm

Another of my favourite places in Stockholm was Gamla Stan which means Old Town.  It was just a subway ride away from our hotel so it was the very first area we explored and also said to be a must … Continue reading

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Skansen in Stockholm

Skansen which is a ferry or tram ride away from the city centre, was one of my favourite places. It’s where I got to see the Nordic animals.  It’s an open air museum or a sort of cultural theme park … Continue reading

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Christmas Decorations in Stockholm & Helsinki

I found the Christmas decorations in Stockholm and Helsinki absolutely charming. Christmas felt more magical and less commercial.  Real Christmas trees rather than artifical ones was one huge factor. Decorations were tasteful and not gaudy like it can be in … Continue reading

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My Trip to Stockholm & Helsinki: 7 Things I Loved & Will Miss

I love experiencing new things. Took advantage of the low season and went to Scandinavia during a period no one wants to go there. Basically it’s mostly dark and grey with just 6 hours of daylight from about 9am to … Continue reading

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Furthest North I’ve Ever Been: Helsinki & Stockholm

This is the most last minute trip I have ever been on. Felt quite unprepared and the night before wanted to cancel, due to my claustrophobia. I had a major panic attack and it was quite scary. Thank goodness for … Continue reading

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#62. Browsing, Shopping And Snacking at Ikea

I love that Ikea often changes its displays and it’s a great place to get design ideas. It’s also a great place to exercise without realizing you’re exercising. Walking the whole way through the mall comes up to about 6000 … Continue reading

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