Americans love Stockholm!

Greetings, readers!  What a beautiful summer it’s been in Stockholm.  After a long and harsh winter, we have finally gotten our due.  Thank you, weather gods…

First up – I’ve updated my most popular blog post – the one about buying an apartment in Stockholm!  If you’re interested, take a look – the updates are at the bottom of the page: http://trulyswedish.wordpress.com/2011/11/13/buying-an-apartment-in-stockholm/

My college buddies Scott and Ty visisted me in Stockholm at the beginning of July.  They’ve never been to Stockholm before and I thought it was fitting that after six years of being here, it was time for them to visit.  Ty lives in Pasadena and works in Hollywood and Scott works at an accounting firm in Sacramento.

Scott, Ken, and TyWe had fantastic weather the whole time they were here.  We jogged along Djurgården och jumped into the water, we picnicked at Hornsberg Strand, we went to the little beach near Rålambshovsparken and people-watched, we picnicked some more, we drank, we listened to Rodriguez, we walked through Gamla Stan (which Ty affectionately called “Gangnam Stan”, we stood in awe in front of the Vasa, had fika at Sandhamn, we BBQ’d our dinner in my backyard and ate outside two evenings in a row, I introduced them to princesstårta and Daim, and we had a lovely sunset dinner at Gondolen overlooking the city.  It was a perfect trip.

They had a great time here and went home with very fond memories of Stockholm.

“Tack Stockholm för att du visade mina kompisar vad livet egentligen händer om!”

I was thrilled that I finally got to show my friends why I loved Stockholm so much and why I decided to stay.  And this is a pretty familiar story, people move here from all over the world to this relatively “untouched” city and realize what a charming and nice place it is.  Once you move here, you might end up getting stuck…. It’s #TrulySwedish.

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