August 03 2016
Contrary to the common practice of majority, my typical summer vacation includes everything but going down to south, lying all day on the beach and waiting to get a tan under the sun. Instead, I usually do the opposite and fly to cooler foreign cities where I have the chance to see the live performances of my favourite bands and discover new cool coffee shops. As a routine, I leave the hotel early in the mornings with my camera and walk every inch of each street until the day becomes the night. No need to mention that I don’t like to use subways…
However, there is one particular city that you may feel regret if you do not spend at least half of your day in the underground (You’ll understand what I mean when you see the photo gallery below). They call it “Venice of the North” – with full of small islands, bridges, museums and artistic attractions... Up to this age, I had so little idea about this city and have always associated it with the popular psychological phenomenon- ”Stockholm Syndrome”. Fortunately, last week - during my summer vacation (!), I erased the meaning of “syndrome” from my brain while wandering around the historical narrow streets of “Gamla Stan”. Stockholm immediately took its place on the top of my “cities-to-live” list. I imagined that if I had the chance to get the lamp of Aladdin and were granted three wishes, one of them would absolutely be to own a house by the water in Södermalmand spend my whole summers there…
Of course, I’ve also visited the coolest coffee shops of Stockholm for you, dear coffee lovers…
Now, let’s all be quiet and let the photographs of this Scandinavian capital speak for themselves!
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MY FAVOURITE COFFEE SHOPS
Johan & Nyström
Tro, Hopp & Kaffe
Il Caffe Kungsholmen
Cafe Blom (in Moderna Museet)
UNDERGROUND ART GALLERY
Solna Centrum Station
Tekniska Högskolan Station