Hokusai Exhibition

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Last weekend I had the opportunity to go to the Hokusai Exhibition in Stockholm. I believe that most of you might not know who Hokusai is, but he is the person behind the Great Wave of Kanagawa, one of the most famous pieces of art from Japan. The exhibition had several pieces of his work,… Continue reading Hokusai Exhibition

Cherry Blossoms in Stockholm

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After an almost never-ending winter, spring is finally around the corner! And there is no better indicator of that than the beginning of the blooming season of cherry blossoms. Each year, Kungsträdgården is the host of the Cherry Blossom Festival, which celebrates the friendship between Japan and Sweden. This festival offers a wide variety of… Continue reading Cherry Blossoms in Stockholm

Yasuragi Onsen

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One of the things my boyfriend and I miss the most about living in Japan is the onsen culture. An onsen (温泉) is a hot spring public bath; they are an integral part of Japanese culture and can be found all around the country. These baths can range from basic facilities for everyday use, to… Continue reading Yasuragi Onsen

Pinchos: a new kind of restaurant

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One of the most curious things I’ve encountered in Sweden so far, is the extremely popular restaurant chain Pinchos. In general, Pinchos is a circus-themed restaurant that serves tapas. Pretty normal so far isn’t it? However, what amazed me about this place is that EVERYTHING works with their app. The only human service you will… Continue reading Pinchos: a new kind of restaurant

The Stjärtlapp

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A few weeks ago, I spent 30 SEK in the best thing I could ever do: a stjärtlapp! But what in the world is a stjärtlapp? I t is a heart shaped, flat plastic seat with a handle, that is used for sliding in the snow – you could say that is the cheap version… Continue reading The Stjärtlapp

Dancing classes in Uppsala

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If you are interested in exercising, but you are not very fond of going of the gym like me, dancing is a really good option. Is great for reducing stress, improve your circulation, motor skills, health and the best part: it’s really fun! At the beginning of every year, several dance academies in Uppsala start… Continue reading Dancing classes in Uppsala

Happy New Year!

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I wish this year becomes a wonderful year, full of good fortune and blessings for everybody. Also, good luck on fulfilling this year’s resolutions! –Although I am predicting that I’ll fail my usual “loose weight” resolution as always. But cutting down on the fika could be a start no?   Love from Mexico, Anna