Crayfish party – a unique Swedish experience

Kräftskiva or crayfish party is a unique summer tradition that the Swedes partake in. Every year in the month of August, people of all ages get together all across Sweden to enjoy an evening of crayfish, pies and schnapps while wearing silly hats and singing funny songs! K and I were lucky to have been invited to one such party this Saturday. I was extremely … Continue reading Crayfish party – a unique Swedish experience

Best dog-parks in Stockholm

Having been in Stockholm now for almost three months, I’m beginning to realise that the city and the country are indeed quite dog friendly. Initially, in one of my earlier posts, I hadn’t been very convinced but now I’m a happy convert. Almost every other household in Sweden tends to have a pet, mostly dogs and cats, with a smattering of birds, rabbits and maybe … Continue reading Best dog-parks in Stockholm

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