Below are the few pictures of the Fika I have had over the time.
You get the idea 😛
You get the idea 😛
The midsummer is around June 19 to June 25, and to be in order Swedes decided the midsummer Eve will always be a Friday between those dates. Everyone gets together and make crowns with flowers and leaves 🌺🌿🌻🌼 in the morning
Then they have a heavy lunch which always has herring or sill and boiled potatoes salad 🥗🐟, we also had salmon. After lunch, the maypole is decorated and everyone dances around it in two circles. Every city has its own clothing styles and costumes for midsummer here in Sweden. The music they dance on sounds like some kindergarten’s rhymes. The maypole represents the fertility of the earth and the start of a good harvest. It’s the first picture below xD I found it really funny.
It’s May and Linköping is in full bloom! While I remember it was snowing on 10th April. Crazy, isn’t it? My friends and I just had a BBQ over the weekend, spent the entire day under the sun, happy, burnt, and well-fed. Beautiful flowers and fruits are growing everywhere. Early morning, the birds are chirping. It feels like the face of the earth has changed. Everyone seems to be spending more time out in open, shining bright with smiles, taking vitamin D under the sun, lying down in the parks with beers, cycling around, or eating outside. It is super lively, especially in downtown. Even though it is hot and sunny, it gets pretty cold and windy too soon in the evening. I always try to carry my jacket just in case. Anyhow, I am loving the summers.
P.S. Try to buy a fan soon! Last year the stores ran out of stock and the temperatures rose to 31’C
I attended a concert at Palaset in Linköping. There were two local Swedish bands that performed: Phat Stacks & Månsson. I have Månssons songs available on Spotify Phat Stacks doesn’t seem to have an online presence.
Phat Stacks took the evening to the Funkrymden Palace with dance-friendly and fun songs. The mother ship is composed of Funkkapten Tor Sandell with members from among others the Neo-Soul band Certainly and the Beyoncé show “We Run the World”. Phat Stacks played a unique set that mixes self-composed songs with interpretations of fun classics and electronic elements.In autumn 2018, Månsson debuted with the album “Out of My Mind”. The Linköping public got the chance to see Månsson live with bands for the first time. With the feet of the American West Coast tradition such as Toto or Steely Dan and with a touch of soul, jazz and gospel, a really swinging concert.
I thought, one day is not enough to know anything about a city but I was wrong. And you’ll know why. My friend and I decided to take a one-day trip to Gothenburg(Göteborg) with ISA (International Student Association). Our exams had just gotten over and we didn’t have a better excuse to hop on with everyone. The trip was divided into two halves, the first half we walked and explored the city and the second half we spent going crazy at Liseberg. A beautiful archipelago, Sweden’s second largest city – Gothenburg.
Here we go: