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July 2014

SUMMER DAYS IN UPPSALA

July 31, 2014

My brother and his fiancé live in Uppsala, a major college town just north of Stockholm. I used to live and study there about ten years ago, and fell in love with the city in a heartbeat. Liz, Paige, and I took the bus up last week, and spent two nights there. It was such a cozy time…
Here come some photos from our trip!

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drinking our drinks through Twizzler straws. 

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u7The next day, touring Uppsala

u8Sitting on the statue of the book character, Pelle Svanslös (Peter-No-Tail), which you can read more about here.

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u14Uppsala Cathedral which you can find more info about here

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u19Uppsala University and its auditorium

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u22A newly built kids’ playground with Peter-No-Tail theme. So cute! 

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u25Checking out the castle from the outside.
It was hot that we dipped our feet in to cool off.

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u32We decided to grill out in the park one evening.

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Photo credit to Liz (belovelive.com), Paige (fortheloveofwanderlust.com), and me!

FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH, I

July 23, 2014

It’s less than a week left in Sweden now, and a bittersweet feeling inside of me. I truly love Swede, all my friends and family here, but at the same time, I miss my American home, friends, and family. A couple of weeks ago, we spent a week in the archipelago (at Skeppsgården), and I believe I’ll have to split the post up a tiny bit because there are so many photos I wanna show you all – my favorite place on earth.
So here we go, part I, the camp:

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Photo credit to Liz (belovelive.com), Paige (fortheloveofwanderlust.com), and me!

SUMMER IN SWEDEN, PART I

July 13, 2014

The first part of our Sweden visit was a short trip to Gothenburg, on the west coast of Sweden. Let’s check out what it looked like.

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THE FIRST COUPLE OF DAYS IN SWEDEN

July 4, 2014

sweden1About to leave the States!

sweden2Not a huge fan of flying SAS…

sweden3Leaving Newark.

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sweden5Paige’s first train ride in Sweden. Leaving Stockholm in this picture.

sweden6Buying candy like a true Swede. 

sweden7A view of the river in Norrköping.

sweden8We kidnapped my sister and surprised her with a bachelorette party!

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sweden17Other than that, I’ve had an amazing lunch with an even more amazing person, eaten good breakfasts with mom’s home-baked bread, yummy cheese, and yogurt. We’ve riden the tram downtown, walked around a bit, have had fikas, and today is the big 4th of July celebration at a friend’s house! But first, I’m heading downtown to see my amazing massage therapist for a massage and fika. A lot of “amazing” mentioned in the post…but you know what, it is because it is truly amazing right now. Our days are filled with laughter, and awesome reunions with friends and family, all the time. Love it!