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Category: Lifestyle

Palma, Spain

Recently took a mini trip to Palma; it’s very beautiful and the food is delicious! We had the chance to eat at some of the best restaurants and I thought the prices were fairly reasonable. 

We stayed at a beautiful Airbnb and hired a personal chef. 

Spain is like a warmer Sweden. There are a lot of Swedes here…



Pray for Stockholm

It was another beautiful day in Sweden – nothing out of the ordinary. Later in the day we got news of the attacks. The entire thing didn’t really sink in until hours later. It’s hard to explain the emotions I’m feeling but it’s a mixture of disbelief and anger. 

Although I’ve only been here 6 months, I consider it my home. I’ve never felt safer here, and although I was a few meters away from the entire incident, that feeling of safety hasn’t changed. Sweden is a kind and strong country, we will make it through! 

Morocco 

Recently went to Morocco (Fes, Marrakech, Chefchaouen, Sahara Desert, Casablanca, Tangier). It was absolutely beautiful! 


Adjusting to Sweden 

Sweden is beautiful and I’m liking things so far. But I have to admit it’s all very hard – starting a new job, making new friends, figuring out the simplest things like sending out mail, being away from my mom, etc. The foreignness/ newness makes it hard to feel at home. My guy and I have done an okay job meeting new people and trying out new things every weekend to keep ourselves occupied. We plan on joining an Expat Pub Crawl group to meet more people and we have a few awesome trips coming up. 

Going through this move has made me appreciate my mom a lot more. Moving to Sweden was tough, but at least I can somehow figure things out since most Swedes speak English. My mom came to the US with no education and no English skills. She worked three jobs and eventually started her own business. I can’t even imagine the strength and the grit it took…

How We Met…

I made this move for a guy and I never really talked about us, how we met, etc. I thought of it after filling out a comment to enter myself into one of Kenzas big giveaway (hope I get it).

So where to begin… I normally do not go out EVER (I am a home girl, I like my movies and PJs). It was my last week in college so my friends and I decided to go out and have a bit “fun.” We drank and found out that our alcohol tolerance had skydived tremendously – by the time I got to the club, I was pretty drunk (classy, I know). We ended up at a club in Chinatown in Boston, and it happened to be Asian night. Music was good and we all had so much fun! But in the sea of Asians, I saw this white thing doing this dorky, hokey pokey dance. I went over and asked if he wanted to dance. I gave him my number and we went our separate ways – he did chase me around 5 times that night (not creepy at all). The next day, I texted him and after a month we went out on a real (sober) date. 4 years later, I moved to SWEDEN with him and we are living happily ever after (minus when he forgets to take out the trash and clean his dishes or when he forgets to leave the toilet seat down). Yep, happily ever after.

My mom still thinks we met at a company outing… NOT at a club. We are keeping it classy.

To Friends and to More Travels! 

We just had a birthday/going away party (my boyfriend and I are moving to Sweden) at Sbragia Winery this weekend. It was close to 100 degrees Fahrenheit- we were sweating our balls off. But it was so nice to have everyone come together and celebrate this new chapter with us over a beautiful view and delicious wine! I thought I was going to be a bit heartbroken seeing everyone but I am more excited. I have always moved around a lot and have thankfully always met amazing, down to earth people. These friends that I am leaving behind will always be my friends and they will always have a place to stay when they visit. The great thing about moving and traveling is that you have the opportunity to create something special at that place – friends, memories, another place you can call Home. There’s so much beauty in this world – in people, in places, in food, etc. – take the opportunity while you still can and embrace it.