The last time I visited Stockholm I was in elementary school. I still remember bits and pieces like the one time we went to the outdoor museum. Or how impressed I was about the many islands of Stockholm. But my memories end here. I certainly don’t remember Stockholm’s shopping and design scene. Probably because I was more obsessed about Pippi Longstocking and soft serve than groovy clothes and stylish chairs. Fair enough, I was a kid after all.
So coming back to Stockholm in November this year felt like visiting the city for the very first time. Yes, the timing was quite risky. After all, Scandinavia is not known for its beautiful, sunny and warm weather in late fall. But we had a few extra vacation days that we wanted to spend before Christmas. And flights to Stockholm were somehow cheap. Luckily, there often isn’t much thinking and evaluating involved in our travel planning process. Usually we try to visit new countries or cities we’ve never been before. For Felix, it was his first time to Sweden and thus Stockholm. I however spent most of my childhood summers all over Scandinavia. Since my childhood is a long time ago, I now started revisiting places I went to as a child. And I definitely wouldn’t mind coming back to Stockholm during summer again. I hear the vibe is very different on warm summer days….