Back to Reality

I would have to say that the overall trip was unforgettable. There were several unexpected events, but I think that was just part of the experience. You never quite get it right the first time, but eventually you catch on and get how to survive and make the most of the situations. I definitely did…

ABBA Museum “Dancing Queen” in Stockholm

On Saturday, March 11th, a group of us went to the ABBA Museum. It all started when I said I would like to go there. I didn’t want to leave Stockholm without going there and miss the opportunity, so others said they would like to go too!  I have heard about the band ABBA since…

Nobel Peace Center Research post

On Wednesday, March 8th we went to the Nobel Peace Center! I was supposed to research on this. The Nobel Peace Center is based in Oslo, Norway. It opened on June 11th, 2005. The first prize was awarded on December 10th, 1901. Malala Yousafzai was the youngest peace prize winner in December 2014 at 17…

Reindeer Meat in Oslo

I tried reindeer meat for the first time! It was an appetizer. I thought it was going to be bigger than it was. It was smaller and soft. We thought it might be raw because it was so soft and chewy. There were different foods you could put in the reindeer meat to make it…

Farvel, Ha Det, and Adjö Scandinavia

With a bittersweet good-bye to Scandinavia, I boarded the plane back to the U.S. with memories etched in my mind of good times and great places. From embracing the hygge in Copenhagen, touring the Den Norske Opera & Ballett in Oslo, to sightseeing in Stockholm, this incredible journey has inspired me to plan trips to…

Goodbye Scandinavia 

I had an amazing experience and time in Scandinavia! I had an opportunity to go as an alum and I took it!  My favorite parts of the trip were going to  the museum that had a polar bear in this cold doorway thing like you were trapped by ice and the doors opened by itself…

So Long, Farewell

As I said “Goodbye” to my favorite country yet, Sweden. With countless memories and  souvenirs in tow I boarded the plane I am on now, destined for a blizzarding Chicago. This has been quite the adventure. Denmark was beautiful. With its ancient streets and looming architecture, it was the perfect starting point for our trip. The castles and history…

Dreaming of Scandinavia

As I relax with my kitten on my sofa, I find myself reflecting on the 12 days of adventure and travel I’ve had. This opportunity has been such a great one, it exceeded all of my expectations and I loved every minute of my trip. I would have to say this was the perfect get…

I Will Miss You Scandinavia

I still cannot believe that I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Denmark, Norway and Sweden. It is so surreal that I was able to travel to Europe for the first time during my last semester here at Mount Mary. I really do not want to leave, I wish I could live here for…

Stockholm Through Pictures

Today was our last full day of our adventurous trip. We squeezed a lot of fun activities in today that will hopefully give us lasting memories of gorgeous Stockholm. We first went to The Pallace to tour the inside, and let me tell you, one can never see too many chandeliers. Next, we went outside and…

Illustrating a World

Coming to Scandinavia, I have noticed that art is displayed in many forms throughout the cities. Whether through the forms of artwork or sculptures, to building designs and furniture, Scandinavia has much to offer.    In each country, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, I have noticed that there is a similar simplicity when it comes to…