K&K at Wenngarn Castle

For years I have watched ‘The World from Above’ on travel channels. In the program, they show prominent cities from air. Most of it would be ancient castles and palaces. The narration and the scenes would instantly take me into the world inside the television. I can watch this program on repeat.

I have a great fascination for castles and palaces. I have been to two palaces in Sweden so far. You can read about our visit to the Kungliga Slottet and Drottningholm Slott here and here respectively. Wenngarn was the first castle we visited and boy, I have been waiting ever since to write about it!  Continue reading “K&K at Wenngarn Castle”

K&K at Helsinki, Finland

It’s rainy and gloomy here this morning. Pretty much how Vj, I and the girls are feeling. After spending a month and a half with us, Vj’s parents left at dawn. Their stay with us feels like a dream. Rather it was a dream-come-true for both Vj and me to host our parents in a foreign land! We enjoyed their love and company over the last month. We are missing them a lot already.

As I walked back home after dropping the kids at school, the weather took me back to our day at Helsinki – just that it was more rainy and more cold with brief intervals of hail and snow!

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Sveriges Nationaldag at Operan i Hagaparken

Yesterday, June 6, was Sweden’s National Day. It is celebrated in honor of King Gustav Vasa who was elected in 1523 since he is considered as that day marked the beginning of modern Sweden.

In India, our national days, such as Republic Day and Independence Day, are marked with elaborate parades and festivities. I was very curious to see how the Swedes celebrate their national day. Continue reading “Sveriges Nationaldag at Operan i Hagaparken”