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... according to me and the best thing with these places is that they are all free!
1. KERRY PARK - The obvious choice, anyone that has googled Seattle will have seen this iconic view but it surely is worth the ride or steep hike up on Queen Anne. Best view of Mt.Rainer and the city. Be prepared for crowds.
2. WATERFRONT - From the great wheel to pier 66. Lots of great views of the mountains and the ferries and if you turn around even of the skyline and downtown Seattle.
3. MYRTLE EDWARDS PARK - My favorite spot anytime of the day and year. Right on the water, miles of walking trails, beautiful sunsets over the Olympic mountains, lots of puppies. I don't need to keep going, I think you can tell it's a great spot!
4. THE NEST - Located at the top of Thomson hotel is The Nest, a lounge bar that has a beautiful patio during the summer months.
5. GAS WORKS PARK - At the north end of Lake Union is Gas work park, a giant green hill perfect for picnics in the sunset and with a great skyline view.
I’m back in Seattle now and the jet lag this time has been real! I’ve been so tired and sleepy for like 2-3 days but now it’s starting to get better and I’m adjusting! Didn’t want to make a post about anything special really, I just wanted to show you guys these pictures from the flight over here. It it always so relaxing and exciting for me to have the window seat and on this flight especially I had a beautiful sunset that lasted about 7-8 hours!
It’s been a beautiful winter wonderland here in Stockholm this past week and two days in a row now I’ve been out with the camera taking pictures of the snow covered nature. I got so cold both times that my fingers and toes turned into frozen icicles haha but it was such an energy boost and I got a lot of nice shots that I didn’t want to head home! Below is just a few of the hundred something pictures I took.
One of the days during our stay in Mexico we decided to go on an excursion to an adventure park in Playa del Carmen called Xplor Park. I believe they had over 14 zip-lines around the park, on different heights and thrill levels. There was also stalactite filled cave swimming, underground rafts, unlimited juice bar, hammock swing, amphibious vehicles and an all inclusive restaurant. We had an amazing day trip to this place and we felt just like kids again! Super fun! Since you do get into the water on most of these activities all of these pictures are taken with our Gopro and we left all other tech and valuables in lockers at the changing rooms.
Another fun thing that surprised me the most was how many Swedish people that where there. We could hear some already on the bus, then another couple at the restaurant and around the park. Always fun to understand people unexpectedly when you are on vacation.
Good morning! Hope you all are having a great Saturday!
Since I haven't had this blog for a very long time, most of my post for awhile are going to be throwbacks to previous trips that I have done. Which is a good thing since I will have lots of fun content to put out to you guys and it's nice for me to write them all down to refresh the memories. One trip that I did almost exactly a year ago, was to Cancun in Mexico.
Last January I was flying out from Stockholm alone, had a layover in Frankfurt and then when I landed in Mexico, Mike was waiting for me at the airport and we took a taxi to the hotel together. We stayed at the Grand Oasis Sens All Inclusive Hotel for a week and had a great time! It had some good and bad reviews so I wasn't expecting too much but honestly it was a very clean and wonderful hotel. All the food was really good and the two pool areas were nice. But of course nothing beats the tropical ocean, so turquoise and beautiful! Sometimes just a few to many big waves for me though haha.
One of Oslo's "must see" sights is the Opera House. A building inspired by the Norwegian nature to resemble an iceberg by the waterfront and the people on it is meant to look like tiny penguins. There aren't many places in the world where you are allowed to climb on top of a building, but the Oslo Opera house encourages visitors to head up on the rooftop for a great view of the city! There are two pathways up, which seems to be very accessible in the summer but since we where there in December it was very slippery and lots of ice spots to look out for. We visited the Opera on our first day but decided to come back the day after as well when the sun came out so we had a chance to catch the sunset from the roof.
Hello again! I know it's been awhile since I last posted something. I've been busy with the new year and work has come in the way. But I'm here now to try and put together this post about the trip me and my fiancé Mike took between Christmas and New Years Eve to Oslo.
On December 27th we took the train from Stockholm to Oslo. It's a 5 hour train ride and we got to Oslo just after 4.30pm. We then had to walk from the Oslo Centralstation to our hotel Scandic Solli, for about thirty minutes. On our way we passed through the Christmas market and the Royal Palace and even though it was cold we still had a very nice first impression of the city.
During our 3 day stay we ended up doing a lot of walking, especially between all the sights and for dinner, so I would recommend to wear comfortable shoes if you are planning a visit!
Below are the sights we managed to see, and I know we missed some of the more popular ones but our days were packed with a hundred hot chocolate and coffee breaks to escape the cold. It was a lovely short getaway though and I would love to go back but probably in the summer haha! I always find it easier to enjoy city trips in sunshine weather.
Have a great day!
The Opera house ( see separete post for more details)
Nobel Peace Center
Street Art - The Tiger
The Royal Palace
Missing those summer nights on the ocean!
Finally it’s the day before Christmas!! We’ve been prepping food all morning, wrapped gifts and put up the last Christmas decorations through out the house! Now Christmas can come! Hope you all are having a great holiday with lots of joy and love!