Day trip to Sigtuna & Uppsala

Since we aren’t really taking any holidays at the moment, I’m trying to make the most of summer in Sweden by planning day trips and weekend aways. This Saturday, K and I decided to drive to Sigtuna, apparently the oldest surviving town in Sweden! Founded more than a 1000 years ago, this town is located on the banks of Lake Mälaren and was a thriving … Continue reading Day trip to Sigtuna & Uppsala

Mid-summer weekend trip – Lake Vänern

Midsummer is one of the biggest holidays in Sweden and involves a lot of eating, drinking and frog- dancing around the maypole! This year the midsummer holiday fell on 19 June – which was a Friday, making it a long weekend. A long weekend for us = trip! So I immediately set about planning it. Given that it’s still Corona times, we decided that a … Continue reading Mid-summer weekend trip – Lake Vänern

Exploring the Champagne region

One of the last weekend trips we did before France was put under a strict lockdown, was to the renowned Champagne region. Located just 150 kms north-east of Paris, it can easily be covered in a day-trip or over a weekend, if you want to explore a little more. With about 22 trains running daily from Paris Gare de l’Est to Reims (pronounced as RANCE), … Continue reading Exploring the Champagne region

Annecy over a weekend

Since the time we moved to France, our weekends have been fairly busy. Not just over the summer but even during the winter, we made sure to take short trips out of Paris. On one such weekend in November, we took the high-speed TGV train to Annecy. Trains leave almost every hour and the fastest, direct train takes under four hours. Annecy, sometimes called the Venice … Continue reading Annecy over a weekend