A few days ago, I visited beautiful Switzerland. More precisely, its largest city Zurich. Although Zurich welcomed me with heavy rain, I was taken by its beauty right away. The lake in the city centre, the pittoresque streets and central European architecture were friendly framed by the Swiss-German language that surrounded my flaneur strolls. My first target was an academic conference. Lucky me – a friend of mine who I once met in the Faroes lives in Zurich as well. On my last day in town, she invited me uphill… View Post

Another day in beautiful Sigtuna! Lying on the huge wooden benches by the lake is probably one of the best ways to spend your lunch break. It was quite cold though, but that’s just part of the game. Cute and tiny Tant Bruns Kaffestuga is a wonderful café to heat yourself up afterwards. You can either sit inside or take place in the garden full of nooks and crannies. The cake selection looks delicious and doesn’t fall short of its pledge… View Post

Sigtuna is a charming little town not far away from Stockholm. Óskar surprised me with a daytrip for Easter, and we had a wonderful time exploring the pictoresque architecture and diverse historical sites of Sigtuna. It’s actually considered to be Sweden’s oldest town, and was founded by king Olof Skötkonung in 980 A.D. First of all, there are two medieval ruins. One of them is (appropriately enough) called St Olof’s Church. Furthermore, there’s is the intact brick gothic St Mary’s Church… View Post

Hverfjall is located near Lake Mývatn in North Iceland (literally: midge water), and a wonderful spot to indulge in a panorama view of the geothermal area around the lake. Still, most people just go up, take a selfie at the fenced off area, and are ready to descend again. Óskar and I, however, always try to take our time at the places we visit, and try to adjust to the naturally given local rhythm… View Post