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Stockholm Metro – (nearly) every Station an Artwork

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Stockholm Metro – (nearly) every station is an artwork For most people, public transportation isn’t exciting, maybe even boring. Grey, unexciting, functional and cold. Vienna has some stunning historic metro stations and Prague has a few artsy metro station too. And anyone who looks further north will inevitably draw attention to the metro of Stockholm. A few stations were redone in the 50s and don’t resemble other stations in other cities at all. Stockholm definitely has its on style. The Guardian named Stockholms metro the longest art gallery in the world. The city of Stockholm didn’t just install a couple of sculptures and…

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A Night at The Icehotel Jukkasjärvi

A Night at The Icehotel Jukkasjärvi

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A Night at The Icehotel Jukkasjärvi: A night in snow and ice! 200 kilometers above the Arctic Circle in the most Northern part of Sweden, about 17 kilometres from Kiruna, lies the little village of Jukkasjärvi where dogs nearly out number humans, but from December to March each year it becomes host to the world’s original and also largest „ice hotel,“ which has been melting and being rebuilt since 1989. It all started out with a small igloo built on the river Torne. The igloo was only 43 square meters big and, as it was built on the river itself, had to be closed just…

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Curious Dishes: Surströmming – why do people eat rotten Herring?

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After visiting Sweden some years ago and falling in love with this amazing, diverse Scandinavian country I returned in February this year. Since one of my dearest friends is from Skelleftea we decided to go on a road trip and concentrate on the most Northern part of her home country. We spent a night in snow and ice in Jukkasjärvi, visited and shopped at the traditional Sami market in Jokkmokk, spent a relaxing evening in Lulea and had a Surströmming dinner in Skelleftea with her family.  Curious Dishes: Surströmming – why do people eat rotten Herring? Production: The herring are caught…

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