Rooftop Tour of Stockholm

Rooftop Tour of Stockholm  |  Stockholm, Sweden  |  Stockholm is beautiful seen from any angle, and the aerial views from a rooftop on Riddarholmen Island is definitely not the exception. When Visit Stockholm mentioned this tour, I was obsessed over it, an immediately made the arrangements to make it happen. The tour takes approximately one hour and fifteen minutes, and will take you to the top of the old Parliament building.  Continue reading Rooftop Tour of Stockholm

GPS Carlos Melia Sweden to Finland

GPS Carlos Melia Sweden to Finland  |  Scandinavia  |  Good Morning everyone. Just woke up to my last day in Sweden, after a beautiful stay in Stockholm. Today I will be transiting, this time by water, from Stockholm to Helsinki, Finland. I have secured a Luxury External Cabin on the Viking Line. The boat departs Stockholm at 4.30PM and arrives to Helsinki the following day at 10AM. Most of those to whom I mentioned this, looked at me and laughed… saying, Carlos this is going to be a revealing experience. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia Sweden to Finland

SPRITMUSEUM an ABSOLUT Stockholm

SPRITMUSEUM an ABSOLUT Stockholm  |  Stockholm, Sweden  |  Have you ever thought about seeing ABSOLUT Vodka being shown as an exhibition in a museum ? Well now this is reality at the brand new SPRITMUSEUM at Galärvarvet in Stockholm. A total collection of 850 pieces, with only a few now on display. Lots of Did you Know moments, which make this exhibition quite illustrative and interesting.  Continue reading SPRITMUSEUM an ABSOLUT Stockholm

Royal Canal Boat Tour Stockholm

Royal Canal Boat Tour Stockholm  |  Stockholm, Sweden  |  This morning I came to  Nybroplan Port to take the Royal Canal Boat tour. A scenery sightseeing tour through the greener parts of Stockholm. Leaving the inner city behind, enter the peaceful Djurgarden canal and island, former hunting grounds of the Swedish Royalty. Continue reading Royal Canal Boat Tour Stockholm

My Day & Night exploring Stockholm

My Day & Night exploring Stockholm  |  Stockholm, Sweden |   This is the chronicle of my Day and Night exploring Stockholm on my first full day, after arriving last night. This is my second visit to Sweden and Stockholm, and I kind of revisited a few restaurants I like, seen some local friends and colleagues, and walked around town enjoying the breathtaking views of the city. Also came to the Ostasiatiska Museet in Skeppsholmen Island, to see their new exhibition Secret Love. I will be posting more about it.  Continue reading My Day & Night exploring Stockholm

Arlanda Express Train

Arlanda Express Train  |  Stockholm, Sweden  |  The best way in full comfort and fast, only 20 minutes, to connect Stockholm and Arlanda International Airport in Sweden, is without a doubt the Arlanda Express TrainContinue reading Arlanda Express Train

Millesgarden Museum, Park and Garden

Millesgarden Museum, Park and Garden | Stockholm, Sweden | The newly married artist couple Carl and Olga Milles acquired a property 1906 on the cliff of Herserud high above lake Värtan on the island of Lidingö. Their intention was to build a home incorporating space for their art studios. During my last visit to Stockholm I spent a whole morning walking around the breathtaking white capped gardens, to finish inside the house with a private lunch with the director of the Museum, the only and only “… Randy…” trust me a complete character.  Continue reading Millesgarden Museum, Park and Garden

Glass Blowing in Stockholm, blow harder…

Glass Blowing in Stockholm, blow harder…  | Skansen, Stockholm, Sweden | During your visit to Skansen, do not miss the Glass Blowing exhibition and store, with the chance to have your own experience blowing the expert…. ( hmmmmmmm did I say it right ? well that is what he kept saying all the time we were there…. Blow Harder…. ). Continue reading Glass Blowing in Stockholm, blow harder…

Skansen open air Museum

Skansen open air Museum | Stockholm, Sweden |Artur Hazelius was born in Stockholm in 1833 and died at Skansen in 1901. In founding Skansen, in 1891, he created the world’s first open-air museum. The creation of Skansen is related to the romantic ideas and the patriotic spirit of the latter part the nineteenth century, both of which strongly influenced Hazelius. Skansen consists of the oldest open-air museum in the world and the Stockholm zoo, with a beautiful location on Royal Djurgården and a view over all of Stockholm.  Continue reading Skansen open air Museum

The Vasa Museum

The Vasa Museum | Stockholm, Sweden | from Wreck to STATE OF THE ART. Get up close and personal to one of the world best preserved and and only surviving 17th. century warship.  From concept to disaster. Vasa was an unparalleled Swedish status symbol. The foundation of the ship was constructed incorrectly – and it sank after its first voyage of roughly one kilometer.  Continue reading The Vasa Museum