To visit the Swedish country side has been on our mind for a long time. Out of the many recommendations that we received, we boiled down our choices to Trosa or Mariefred! Me being an ardent lover of castles, we decided to go with Mariefred!
Once we made the decision to visit Mariefred, I began my usual research. This time, apart from looking for information online and asking recommendations from friends, I did something new. I joined a Mariefred Facebook group and asked the locals for recommendations! A majority of them had suggested we spend a day at Taxinge on the way to Mariefred! Continue reading K&K’s Trip to Taxinge-Näsby Slott/Castle from Stockholm
It was the morning of 27th April – Day 1 of our holiday in the Netherlands. We woke up in the cozy home of our friend and host Annie. Annie and her husband, Gerald, were Vijay and my college seniors. Meeting them and their absolutely enterprising daughter G, after a decade and half felt wonderful! The little girls became instant buddies! Continue reading K&K in Den Haag, Holland Celebrating Dutch King’s Day/Koningsdag
This is our second winter here. It hasn’t snowed as much as it did last year. Last year’s was one of the heaviest snowfall Stockholm witnessed in decades and boy, how we enjoyed! We look forward to the same this winter!
I am thankful the cold, dark Scandinavian winter does not depress me. Our house is only lit with fairy-lights. If we need something a little more brighter, I turn on our Christmas star light. I find the low light, both outside and inside the home, calming and slowing me down. I believe it’s nature’s way of causing us to reflect on our past and prepare us for the brighter, sunnier days ahead!
As I sit cozily on our couch and reflect on how great this year has been, my mind wanders to our one day cruise trip from Stockholm to Tallinn, Estonia. This trip was special to us because we got to enjoy it with my parents and our very close friends. Continue reading K&K’s Cruise Trip to Tallinn, Estonia