Chilling in Stockholm

(~9 day stay, end June – early July 2016, ~10-15 min read)

We could’ve arrived in Stockholm earlier if not for the repair works on a major highway bridge due to an accident. Now we took a long detour passing from the west then to the north of city before heading to the north east towards my friends David’s house near Ākersberg. He hosted me for my almost 2 weeks stay in Sweden. I wrote about my experience with his family and friends here.
Hence, what I write here will overlap with that other post. Here it will mostly be a summary of the places I went and the things you can do during summer. Timetables might change for the other seasons.

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10 Days in Sweden Hosted by David and Family

( ~20 minute read about my friend, David and his family who hosted me while I stayed in Sweden)

Since I was now on a Eurotrip, I found it apt that I visited a few of my European friends whom I met during my travels around the world.

My ride to Malmö was onboard flixbus which cost me just €2. It was supposed to be €5 but I had a one off ISIC card discount of €3). A train would’ve cost me around SEK90. It was a double decker bus and was quite empty when I boarded. It was on the way to Gothenburg from Germany before stopping in Copenhagen. ( No wifi )

Around 20 minutes later, we were driving on the Øresund Bridge that separates Denmark and Sweden. It was quite long and we were driving on it for more than 10 minutes. Arrived in Malmö around an hour later. It’s not too far away which explains why people commute to work everyday between Copenhagen and Malmö.

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Copenhagen, Denmark – My First Scandinavian Country

Arrived at Copenhagen Airport at 7.20 am. On the approach to the runway, I was able to see wind farms strewn all over the flat landscape below and at the background I assume would be Sweden. That’s how close these 2 countries are geographically (as well in terms of the cost of living and prices of things here – expensive!).

Since I don’t have checked in luggage, I was able to walk more leisurely towards the exit. Bought myself a one way train ticket to Kobenhavn H – (Copenhagen central station  – DKK36). One thing I noticed when I stepped out to the arrival hall was how cold it was. After almost a week enjoying the Greek sunshine, the cold was definitely a shock to the system. Since it was summer, I only brought 1 sweater and 1 jacket with me. Thankfully that was enough. Walk downstairs towards the train tracks and there was already a train heading to the city waiting.

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Athens and Crete

( 7 days stay, ~ 20 mins read, June 2016)

The day of my flight to Athens has finally arrived. Just like any other flights I usually took, I don’t feel so nervous even though it was a long flight. The only bad thing this time was I had a minor fever that seems to be coming and going every few hours alongside with its  associated signs of coughing and a runny nose. I don’t get sick that often but this time it couldn’t have come at a worse time.   I was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Athens with an around 4 hour stop over in Abu Dhabi. The total journey was around 14.5 hours. Visited the doctor a few days before. So I was recovering but not fast enough. Stocked up on lozenges before I flew since buying it might be more expensive once I got to Europe.

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Welcome to my blog

Finally after years of procrastination, I finally had the will to start this blog on the night of 20 July 2016 at around 11pm from the living room of my friends house in Bern, Switzerland.

It’s a historic moment for me as I never write stuff. This is the first time and here I will share whatever random things that are happening in my life. A lot would be about my travels too since it’s my passion.

Since I’ve procrastinated too long, there’s a lot that I would like to share. That means the timeline of the stories will jump back and forth a few years and months until someday I have shared everything I want to share.

I welcome you to my blog and hope you will like and enjoy the contents  😀