Swedish Girls

Swedish Girls

For some reason as a kid growing up in North America, Swedish girls carried some sort of mystical property. Thinking back it might have something to do with an inside joke that rolled around Hollywood and made its way out into the general public. I know that on more than one occasion I dropped the whole “Hot… Read More →

Winter in Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden

Every once in a while I end up in a place that hits the right buttons from the first moments of my arrival. Stockholm is one of these places.   I have been living in a fairly small place for a while now. My big city mentality has slowly faded away and I have become used to… Read More →

Part of the deisgn centre at Lund University

IKDC Design Centre

Design is taken very seriously in Scandinavia, particularly in Sweden. All the Scandinavian countries can pride themselves in having a large global presence in the quality design. The advantage that Sweden has over other places in the world is a commitment from the major companies to keep feeding the cycle of ever improving design ideals. The Ingvar… Read More →

Lund Central square

Lund: Getting down to business

Two weeks ago I was getting excited for all of this to begin. I had already pictured in my mind what it was going to be like. The people I would be working with, the facilities, and the life that I was about to begin. Now two weeks in, the surprise is over and the reality is… Read More →

University building

Sweden: First week

The sun broke through the morning fog as the train crossed the Oresund bridge into Malmo. The building blocks of Sweden seem to be lighter than the red brick of Copenhagen. I thought to myself that in a region that knows real winters, a white stone is a smarter building material.   I was not surprised to… Read More →

Copenhagen in Scandinavia

Copenhagen Details

Copenhagen is the largest city in Scandinavia, and therefore has the Kastrup airport which is the home base of SAS airlines. This is handy and likely most people coming in and out of Scandinavia will be at least transiting Kastrup. The airport is very close the centre, about 12 minutes by train and metro that runs all… Read More →

Mosque in Sarajevo

Eastern Europe

  Bosnia was one of those places that I entered with no expectations. I had not heard many stories from others who had traveled there, and didn’t seem to meet many travelers that would have been able to give me the lowdown had I met them.   This is one of the best parts of rolling solo…. Read More →