I’m in Germany! 🙂
I’ve only been in this country ones when I was a little kid so I didn’t know much of what to expect when I got here. After spending one day in the city centre I think it looks similar to the bigger cities in Sweden – Gothenburg and Stockholm. The biggest difference is for sure the warm weather and all the people here. As you can see in the pictures below it was rainy in the morning but the sun came after lunch time. 🙂
I’ve tried two different cafées today. At one of them I got the biggest piece of apricot pie I’ve ever seen! I had to leave half of it since it was a little bit too sweet and too much.
Fika is always nice though. 😉
With only one work day left, I’ve start to pack my cabin bag for this weekends adventure! It will be a weekend trip in a bigger city in Europe and I’ll bring my camera with me.
A cute passport holder is almost a must while traveling. This one is from H&M and I bought it for some years ago. It has followed me around on many flights and I still like it as much as when I first saw it. I hesitated to buy it since I thought it was an unimportant thing to buy but now I can’t imagine having my passport without pretty roses on it. 😉
Social media is one of my biggest interests and I can spend a complete evening reading blogs and watching YouTube videos. I might be a little bit of a social media nerd sometimes but it keeps me in good mood and makes me inspired for trying new things. 🙂
There are some people that I follow on a daily basis and I always looking forward for their updates. One of my favourite YouTube channels is Jenny Mustard, which is made by a Swedish couple that currently are living in Berlin. They are both minimalists and vegans and I’m always getting inspired from their well made videos with interesting subjects. Have a look at one of their videos above!
I’ve heard that macarons are difficult to make but I’ve wanted to try it for a long time now. This morning I made a try to bake lemon macarons and I think the result is not bad but not perfect either. They were supposed to be yellow but as you can see in my picture, the macarons wanted to have the color of a light peach. The shapes and the taste of them are very good though. 🙂
This baking project took me about three hours to do and it was many steps to get the macarons done. Imagine doing these cute home made macarons for a party, people would be very impressed!
I used a recipe from a Swedish baking website.
The six days work week is finally over! Tomorrow you’ll find me cosying (is that even a word?) around in my apartment with a cup of tea and a blanket. 😉 I’ll also washing a lot of clothes, in case someone wanted to know that. Now it’s only four work days left this summer and after that I’ll start school again – can’t wait! 🙂 Before that I’ll do something special during the next weekend… I’ll keep it a secret until then!
Today’s picture is from a day this week when I was craving something sweet. Sometimes it’s okey to have a cinnamon bun for lunch. 😉
If there’s something you need to know about Sweden it’s that we really love to talk about the weather here. I guess it’s an easy topic since the weather in this country can switch from rain to sun several times during a day. I meet a lot of customers at work and I can tell you that the weather comments are always coming up when there’s an awkward quietness on the way. ”The weather is very bad these days” or ”It’s almost too hot outside” or ”You should be outside right now, the weather is great!”. Conclusion: Know your weather while in Sweden.
Something that’s changing as much as the Swedish weather is my mood and it has always been like that. I can be the happiest person on the planet, floating on a pink cloud or as sad and negative as Eeyore, you know the donkey in Winnie the Pooh. During my best days I feel that everything is possible but on a bad day it’s like climbing a mountain just doing the dishes. Sometimes I wish I could be more balanced but it would be sad to not feel really strong happiness I think… And if you never feel sad how do you know when you feel good? (Lol.) For people with the same mood levels as me I can just say that the sun is always coming back after the rain. 😉
I can’t remember were the movie scene is coming from but I was thinking about it today, haha! 😀
Paris. The city of light, the city of love. Many people have a glorified picture about the french capital and me included. I’ve visit the city three times as a tourist and the fourth time I lived there as a exchange student half a year… And I still don’t have enough of Paris.
Pourquoi? I’ve asked myself why I like Paris since I think there’s a lot of things that makes the city not attractive when it comes to living standards. First of all, I like when a town or city is close to water. Except the river Seine, Paris hasn’t much water to offer. I’ve never been in Paris during the summer but I can imagine it’s not that fun when it’s hot and there’s no lake you can cool yourself down in. Second of all, life in Paris is very expensive compared to what you get. Most of the flats are old and not renovated for a very long time. Cigarette smell are part of the wallpapers and you’re lucky if the hot water are working every day. Not to mention the tiny walls between you and your neighbors. You have never met them in the stairway but you know what they talk about and what they did last night. And about the restaurants… In a Parisian restaurant you pay as much as you do in Sweden (which is more than in most countries) but you get half the food on your plate. (If you ever asked yourself why the french are thin you now know why.)
So why on earth do people dream about living in Paris?! I don’t think I’m only talking about my opinion when I say that this city has the most beautiful buildings in the world. I really like the romantic balconies with flower boxes and the charming stairways with tree planks with marks where people have walked the most.
The food! There are so much good food in Paris, especially the sweet things I would say. 😉 The boulangeries have daily fresh bread and colorful pastries that makes it almost impossible to pass by without buying something to eat. (Which actually question my french thin theory.)
The many pretty parks that are perfect for picnics with friends or as a peaceful place when you want to read a book.
And I have to admit that even thought the apartments are the tiniest i’ve ever seen there’s something special to live in just one room with only a rooftop as your balcony.
Where can you find a city that has more amazing monuments and museums? Paris is also a home for many street artists and dancers. So much fun and beautiful things to look at every day. 🙂
It has been three years since last time I was in Paris and I’m sure I’ll visit my favourite city again one day. But first I have some other places to see! 😉
Last thing, the movie Amélie was one of the inspirations for my interest in Paris. If you haven’t seen it – do it! 🙂
Bisous et à bientôt! ❤