Tagged: Uppsala

Leaving Sweden and Schengen: SAS to Split

Departing from Arlanda to Split this morning, heading back to Croatia totally unexpectedly. I always appear to make last minute decisions but they’re usually backed up by some lengthy planning. This time however, extensive planning lead a careful weighting of options that were quickly wiped away as I booked in the moment.

A lovely Stockholm evening

It had been a half-day trip to the Swedish capital including the open-air museum Skansen and then the Eurovision 2016 village. What better way to end it around the Gamla Stan on such a favourably warm evening.

Linnaeus’ Garden in Uppsala University

Although I lived and studied in Uppsala for some time, one place I always seemed to miss was the Linnaean Garden (Linnéträdgården). The place is like a small walled oasis in the city and is named after Carl Linnaeus one of the most widely known professors from the university’s long history. Well today I finally went...

Main street of the old town, Stora gatan

Sigtuna and Lake Mälaren Daytrip

Sigtuna is a small town located closed to the main Swedish airport of Arlanda. Founded a millennium ago, it remains a quaint historical village along the shores of Lake Mälaren. Not just historical, it also provides a lovely summer retreat, particularly if coming from hectic Stockholm. There are plenty of boutique hotels...

Cold Night at Gamla Uppsala

After visiting Sigtuna in the day, somehow it felt like a great idea to make a night visit to Gamla Uppsala. Bike riding turned to a short bus trip that became an even shorter stay as the wind chill was colder than expected. At least a brief chance for night...

Part of Uppsala in lockdown

I was returning from Flogsta to stay in central Uppsala a few more days. Jenny was meant to be coming over to help me with the bottles but was caught up with an area evacuated. There’d been a helicopter hovering above the city for a while but I hadn’t thought...

Back in Uppsala

It’s been nearly a year since I was here. Mixed feelings but nice to be somewhere you know too well. Fika time.

Stockholm to Munich Lufthansa Business Class

Another early morning rush from Uppsala down to Arlanda, this time however to Terminal 5 to fly Lufthansa to Munich, connecting to a first class flight to Dubai! This would be worth the pain of getting to Munich relatively early. Sitting at the front of the plane, I overheard the gate agent (GA)...

A Pristine White Christmas!

Well finally I get a proper white Christmas, after everywhere else was just frozen cold but no snow, it was good to be home.

SAS Copenhagen Lounge and CPH-ARN Christmas edition

Having checked out of the Hilton connection directly attached to the airport it was a short walk to check-in. Today I was returning home to Sweden. So Copenhagen to Stockholm is a major route as you could imagine between the two main Scandic capitals. Want to guess how many flights...

A Sunny Gamla Uppsala

Today was nice and sunny so we visited Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala) and the Church. Gamla Uppsala is most recognised by its large grass covered burial mounds. The site has been considered significantly over many centuries but today you’ll more likely see people simply enjoying the outdoors, sunbathing during the summer or...