Here is a rundown of my experiences in Stockholm. We visited Skansen, hailed as a cultural monument for its interactive and family friendly attractions. I attended Skansen as a field tour with my Swedish Intermediate class. Skansen is an open-air museum which includes a zoo with regional wild animals such as moose, wolves, lynxes and brown bears. Skansen encompasses various aspects of Swedish history with farmsteads and houses that offer a glimpse into how Swedes once lived. The tour guide was dressed in traditional Swedish attire which enhanced the experience!
Later that week I visited Skogskyrkogården, a cementary located south of Stockholm. You may wonder why on earth I’d visit a cemetery, but Skogskyrkogården is a UNESCO heritage site renowned for its grandiose fields, architecture, and layout. Skogskyrkogården creates a harmonious union between nature and architecture that feels different to any other cemetery. This may sound strange but taking a stroll in Skogskyrkogården felt relaxing and peaceful. Greta Garbot, a famous Swedish actress is buried in Skogskyrkogården so I decided to visit her tombstone.
Lastly, I had a Fika at Java Whiskers, a cat café located in Vasastan. Cats and coffee are a match made in heaven, plus the cats were so loving and friendly. The cat café also has an adoption center where you can adopt the cats.