Wanderlust: a weekend-getaway in Stockholm

Ever since my first visit to Scandinavia I have been in love. The nature, the culture, the people and the way of living, they left an incredibly strong impression on me.

All my life I’ve been raised by my parents that are true wanderers. With our camping car we travelled all over Europe. The most important part of our travels took place in nature. That’s where I got my passion for the outdoors. Scandinavia has endless nature, where you can keep on discovering forgotten places. But since I was old enough to travel on my own, my friends and I took every opportunity we got to travel. We made many city trips, and one of those was Copenhagen. I knew from then on that not only Scandinavia’s nature caught my eye, but also its culture. The colorful houses, the fashion, the design and the super friendly people, you immediately feel at home.

So when I received an email from Belmodo saying I was the winner of their SAS-airlines competition, I was so excited! A new opportunity to discover a Scandinavian city. Thank you so much to Belmodo for this beautiful gift!

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The City

Stockholm city is an idyllic destination. Because of all the water it’s called “Venice of the North”. The beautiful colorful architecture brings light to the city. Stockholm has something to offer for every wandering girl.

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Lifestyle

If you love Scandinavian fashion, than you are in the right place. Scandinavian brands like Acne, Cos, Vila have their own stores in Stockholm. The Södermalm district offers countless vintage stores, Swedish fashion and design stores in combination with an abundance of places to eat and drink. Lifestyle heaven.

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Outdoors
Green Djürgarden is the perfect district to stroll around close to the city center. But if you have more time (or better weather) the archipelago of Stockholm is the perfect spot for outdoors lovers like me. In Stockholm you’re just a boat trip away from the Swedish outdoors.

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Stockholm is the perfect city for a getaway. It’s a city where you can breathe and just enjoy every moment. When I came home I felt more alive and inspired than ever before.

Happy travels,

Han

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Weekly snaps!

This is what we’ve been up to last week….

Han

Cosy wintery evenings. Last week I went to Leuven for a nice dinner with a friend. We went to one of my favorite restaurants, “De Wiering”. I studied in Leuven for 6 years, and when you live in a city you sometimes don’t see how beautiful it actually is. Just look at Leuven’s town hall, it’s a fairytale building right? After catching up with my friend I ended my night with a cup of tea in front of the fireplace!

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Baby it’s cold outside! Last week was the moment where winter finally arrived in Belgium. I love going outside with the frosty crispy grass underneath my feet, a perfect way to clear your head.

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Just do it! I have to admit it has taken me a while to be stronger than my excuses, but this week I decided it’s time to just do it! People always take a new start on the 1st of January, but why not start now, that way you already reached something amazing to start the new year with! So no more excuses for me, I braved the cold and went to the gym!

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Sandy

Last week I had my final lesson of a barista course I’ve been following in coffee bar Cuperus in Antwerp. Now I’m finally able to make you the perfect cappuccino, espresso or latte!! Although I’m really going to miss visiting Antwerp every week (shopping alert!)…

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Almost every week, you can find me in Mechelen, my favorite city in the world (or maybe just in Belgium…). I explored new stores and indulged in the sweetest chocolate cake! This week, I finally took a look at the second hand book store, which was a really nice surprise!

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On saturday night, we put our red lipstick on, got our hair done and partied like it’s 1955! Every month, Radio Modern throws one hell of a retro party, and this was my first time. But it won’t be my last. Let’s rock ‘n roll, baby!!

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See you next time!!

Han and Sandy