SPAIN & SWEDEN
3 weeks, September & October
Things to do:
-The love affair I had with the city of Granada is one not to be rivaled. It is simply magical and the week I spent there, was one of the best in my life.
-Have a night out eating tapas and maybe meandering to a club or bar just to wander home when the sun rises. Barcelona is a city that comes alive at night.
-See the Sagrada da Familia andAlhambra, my experiences seeing both of them will stay with me for the rest of my life.
-Watch your bag everywhere. I saw several people almost get pick pocketed. Keep your bag in front of you and an arm over it even if you are distracted, especially on the metro.
-Learn the lifestyle. Adjust to going out late for dinner and sleeping in.
-Be careful leaving personal belongings on the beach. It might not be there when you return. Also, if you want a drink while enjoying the sun, buy it before you arrive, it will be cheaper.
2 weeks, June
Things to do:
-Go to any of the local folk music festivals. They are a brilliant insight into the culture.
-Learn how to cattle call, a skill you can whip out at parties.
-Stay up all night with the sun, while exploring Stockholm.
-If you visit in the summer, bring something to block out the light so you can get some sleep.
-If you play an instrument, bring it with you. It is a great way to connect with the locals even if they do not understand English.
-Some of the small towns outside of Stockholm are absolutely gorgeous. Don’t discredit them just because they are off the beaten path.
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