Posts Tagged ‘Europe’
Just in case you needed a good infographic of all things related to European coffee drinking, there’s this infographic. Although I do wonder where all the Scandinavian countries are… because if anyone knows how to drink coffee, it’s the people in the Nordic lands.
An afternoon stroll with no plans and no destination can lead to good things.
“You can’t eat yet.”
My tablemates were ready to dig into their meal when my best friend and travel partner Rachel alerted everyone that they had to wait for a few.
“Just one second,” I said, while whipping my phone out to snap a quick photo.
“She does this a lot, you just have to get over it,” my friend said matter of factly, with a slight eye roll.
It occurred to me then and there that most people don’t take a photo of everything they eat. Let’s not go overboard here: I don’t photo document every single thing that ever crosses a plate in front of me. I do however like to have inspiration for other meals, and when it comes to travel it’s all about keeping a visual diary of all the new foods that were experienced. Again, normal for some, not so normal for others.
Seen at a Statoil station in Denmark:
You can care for your bicycle here. You can pump and wash your bicycle and, inside the shop, you’re welcome to borrow a free bicycle care kit with oil, tire levers, allen keys, etc.
Love, love, love… and the scheming to move to Scandinavia continues (even if only in my mind).
Via: Traveling Greener
A few weeks back The Traveler’s Notebook published my piece Sweden by the Numbers, a fun little collection of stats from my last trip to the motherland.
Since I’m feeling a little need for Sweden today, I figured I’d post a quick excerpt:
Bags of Swedish candy brought back in suitcase: 6
Meals that included potatoes: 10
Meals of blood pudding: 4
Days with less than two fika (coffee break): 1
Starbucks sightings: 0
IKEA sightings: 3
Postcards sent with photos of topless sunbathers: 3
Topless sunbather sightings: 0
It’s an interesting exercise to reduce a whole trip down to pure numbers. Whole article is here.
Surrounded by water and nature and flavored with old cobblestone streets and classic architecture, Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Or at least I think so.
Here’s a little gallery pulled together from my last trip:
I’m in Sweden (finally!) and I spent yesterday shooting all around Gothenburg. Of course I have an affinity for bikes, which led to a number of two-wheeled related photos, including this one. I had no idea that Gothenburg celebrated Critical Mass, but I was excited to learn that this city loves its bike culture as much as Portland does.
More bike photos from Gothenburg can be found over at my post on the Wend blog.