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…

Stockholm Photo Ops

We have been running at full tilt since the beginning of our Scandinavian adventure, so upon our arrival in Stockholm, we spent a casual afternoon and evening without an agenda. After two buses and one train, Marina and I visited the ABBA museum. The museum is interactive these “Dancing Queens” sang their way from “Fernando”…

Homeward Bound

As my alarm rang this morning, it finally hit me that my time abroad had come to an end. The weather this morning was fantastic: the warm sun beat down onto my skin and for the first time in a long time, I was able to walk outside with my jacket unzipped. Taking one final…

The Beauty of Scandinavia

The best moments in life happen discretely and spontaneously: and best of all, cost nothing. For me, some of the best moments in my life happen through my surrounding environment. There is nothing I enjoy more than being surrounded by raw and unique beauty: vibrant sunsets, ocean waters, city skylines, dense forests, and high-vantage point…

The Knights of Underground Stockholm

Day 11: Stockholm, Sweden. My day in Pictures 11 am arrival to the Swedish Royal Palace for a tour! So gorgeous and grand!   1:15 pm changing of the Swedish Royal Guard outside of the palace. Gorgeous views in Old Town Stockholm on our walk to the train station. 3:15 pm ticket time for the…