My 1st Term Highlights

As the year draws to a close and I’ve successfully navigated through my first term of my year abroad in Sweden, I feel that now is a good time to reflect on what has been a fantastic couple of months.  I’ve met some great people who I’m sure will be friends for life, and I’ve…

A Morning in Malmö

With only a few days of my first semester remaining, I realised that I had not yet properly visited Malmö, a city very close to Lund on the way to Copenhagen before the Öresund Bridge. Therefore, as many of my friends were busy with exams or had already gone home, I decided to spend the…

Helsinki and Tallinn

Last week, a friend and I spontaneously booked ourselves on a trip to Helsinki for the weekend, which would then extend to Tallinn, for a day in the Estonian capital. However a storm called ‘Sven’ which swept through Denmark and Sweden on Thursday looked to be inhibiting our travel plans as we were due to…

A Day in Gothenburg

Last weekend, I decided to venture North with a couple of friends on an impromptu day trip to Gothenburg (locally known as Göteborg), Sweden’s second largest city. This again meant an early start, meeting at Lund C station just before 7 am. I was even more tired than usual, having seen a friend perform at…

December Travel Plans

Having visited Stockholm and Gothenburg in the last couple of weeks (a post on Gothenburg will come), as well as going to Copenhagen for a night out, you would think that I have had enough of travelling. Despite the early mornings, I haven’t. One big adventure is coming up! In a couple of weeks I…

The Stockholm Files

The attainment of a full panoply of Swedish travel experiences, one of the central aims of my year abroad, would not be possible without visiting the capital city, and so a few weekends ago, 5 friends and I (Nathan from Finland, Patrick from Germany, Basil from Australia, and Macarena and Elena from Spain) embarked on…

A Journey Through Southern Sweden

Last week, I was sitting down to write another post, with not really much to say. This was not a writer’s block; it had been a week full of lectures, 2 assignments had been due in, and there was nothing much to write home about, quite literally. And then, while I was considering writing about…