Places of Interest: 12 Places to Visit in and around Riga

Riga, the capital of Latvia, a country in Northern Europe, is not only one of the most beautiful cities in the whole of Europe. It’s also way more affordable than most of the capitals in Northern and Western Europe. Riga, especially its historic center, is well known because of its stunning architecture yet there is much more to it than the city’s captivating old town.Read more

Aula Medica at Karolinska Institute

Karolinska Institute, Aula Medica, and Their Inspiring Story

It is not worth hiding that I enjoy ingenious combinations of tradition with modernity. When done well, modern additions to historic sites can greatly enhance their quality. Integrating modern technologies into the areas of life where they were previously unavailable while preserving the existing value creates more pleasant and seamless experiences for people.Read more

Entrance to the Nordic Museum in Stockholm

The Nordic Museum and Its Breathtaking Home on Djurgården in Stockholm

I am sure every Stockholmer and likely most travellers who ever visited the Swedish capital recognise the monumental building of the Nordic Museum (Nordiska Museet) standing near Djurgårdsbron Bridge at the Royal Djurgården. How often do you think about where the museum’s enormous collection of artefacts came from or who stood behind its creation, though?…Read more

The Royal Stables: 5 Centuries of Tradition in a Prominent Location - Featured photo

The Royal Stables: 5 Centuries of Tradition in a Prominent Location

Horses are as related to monarchies as royal jewels, thrones, palaces, and the nobility. Just like the nobles and the monarchs, royal horses are no regular creatures, and their homes must reflect that. Thankfully, Sweden is no exception which is why in this post, we discover not only the current home of the noblest of horses in the country but also the history of royal stables in Stockholm.Read more

Ersta Diakoni in Stockholm: Inspiring Mission at a Stunning Location - featured photo

Ersta Diakoni in Stockholm: Inspiring Mission at a Stunning Location

A deaconry. If you are familiar with this term, you are already smarter than me. If not, no worries, I was in your shoes just a while ago, and the fact that I did not know what to imagine when I first read the expression ‘Ersta Deaconry’ (Ersta diakoni) was what spiked my interest. Since then, I visited the ‘Ersta cliff’ (Erstaklippan), did some research, and now I am ready to share my findings with you.Read more