New Things – May 2017

For the first time ever, coming to you in a timely manner! Some new things I did/tried in the month of May! Overcooked!: This game has been out a little while but after a few videos of it Boyface decided he needed it. Granted, as a one player game it is stressful and feels nearly impossible, so we got a second controller and engaged in two player mode. So much fun and many fits of laughter were had. Day Trip […]

Visby – A Medieval Treasure

Visby is a small town on the island of Gotland that you can reach by either plane or by taking a ferry from Nynäshamn. The terminal is an hour south of Stockholm by pendaltåg or flybussen, and the ferry itself is about three and a half hours before docking right at Visby. While you can drive on the ferry most seemed to walk on, and the tickets range from basic (which allows you to sit just anywhere in cafeteria area) […]

Uppsala for a Day

Last week I had the pleasure of accompanying a friend to Uppsala for the day. The small university town is not that far north of Stockholm, just a bit beyond Arlanda airport, and I even know quite a few people who commute up that way for work. I’ve been there only once before for a dinner, and the pouring rain meant I didn’t get much of a chance to see the town before dinner happened and then we headed straight […]

New Things – April 2017

Weirdly April was less about general experiences and more about new games, it would seem. So yeah, I’m a gamer, in case you hadn’t figured that out yet. Console, tabletop, doesn’t matter, I like games. If there’s a story in it, all the better. So here are new games and things from April: Mass Effect: Andromeda: I love BioWare and am obsessed with all the Dragon Age games, but I never really got into Mass Effect. I tried to start […]

New Things – March 2017

March was not a month full of new experiences, and that’s okay. Every once in a while it makes sense to focus in on the daily routines and regular work. What I have been doing, aside from enjoying getting to spend a few weeks at home, is putting some more energy into finessing aspects of my lifestyle for a healthier mind and body. As I’ve said before when it comes to self care, it’s a continuous effort and has been, […]

Lakritsfestivalen – Our Annual Tradition

Every year since moving to Sweden we have attended the annual Lakritsfestivalen (Licorice Festival) held in Globen’s Annex in Stockholm. Boyface has always loved licorice, but like most North Americans I’ve found it to be disgusting, or did until my exposure grew in visiting Sweden and then moving here. Licorice, real black licorice and not the fake red stuff, is the number one candy in Sweden and most of Scandinavia. And this is a region that really likes its candy. […]

New Things – February 2017

Once again about half a month late, but better than late than never? I was too busy living the things I was doing and, of course, writing about those individual things. But here it is, the probably not comprehensively list of new things I did or tried or ate or whatever’d in February this year! Visited Switzerland: As well as being a country I’d never visited, I got to go to two different cities in Switzerland, including Zurich (where we did […]

Maybe Liechtenstein

To get to Liechtenstein from Zurich we took the train to Sargans, where you can catch a bus that will take you into the next country. Being very small, Liechtenstein is essentially just over the water from Switzerland and your view will usually be of the bigger country. Crossing over the bridge, the bus circles around different parts. Getting off at Vaduz Aus we took another bus part way up the mountainside before having to switch to a shuttle, to […]

Lucerne Carnival

Bright and early on a Monday morning we took the train out to Lucerne from Zurich. It was about a 45 minute ride, so we grabbed coffee at a place called Oscar at the train station (with a very friendly man working the till), then boarded for adventure! Our original plan was to meet a free waking tour just outside the station under the archway, then to head to the glacier museum for some learning along with a stroll through […]

Zurich Walking Tours

Sunday in Zurich was going to be a day of exploring. A quick search online (surprisingly quick since you usually have to sift through a few things to find a good one) directed us to Free Walk Zurich. The site offered several different options for free walks around different parts of the city as well as a few paid options such as a pub crawl. We saw that we were able to take two different walks on the same day, so […]