Highlights from the summer of 2020


We did a short review last year, from the Summer of 2019 so I thought we would do the same with 2020, even though this year has not nearly brought as many exotic travel destinations as last year.

Fun fact, this is the first summer, in TEN years that I have not been abroad. We have always had our summervacations abroad, so this is the first year in forever and then some that we are doing the entire summer in Sweden. Most days were naturally spent at home, chilling in the backyard with some barbeque, playing games, and having some amazing laughs.

Having a cocktail in the backyard.

Brittish pubnight, Hungarian street food, classic Greek food and Italian.

Foodtravel


But you have all seen our food travel series right?
When Corona put a stop to the travel year of 2020 we decided that at the very least it would not stop us from having the amazing food experiences that we always have abroad. We just had to make it ourselves in our own kitchen, so that is exactly what we did.

- The UK for a pub night with foods and a beer tasting.
- A quick stop in Hungary for street food.
- Indian themed dinner.
- Some classic
Greek food.
-
Italian cocktails and food.

It has really been a blast doing this Food Travel series, and we will keep on doing it regardless if we can travel or not. We actually have some things coming up on the blog shortly, that has yet to be published, so stay tuned. But if you have any ideas for fun foods, we are happy to receive some new ideas.

Chilling with an Aperol Sprits in Trosa.

A weekend in Trosa


We started off the summer with celebrating Midsummer in a small town called Trosa, about an hour from Stockholm Sweden. It gave us a bit of a road trip, which I haven't been on in years. I truly fell in love with this small town with all its charm, and I can't wait to go back again, I would really like to visit during the autumn when the leaves are changing colors.

The magical views on Fårö.

Visby and Fårö


We booked ourselves a weekend in Visby, on the island of Gotland. It a few hours boat ride with the ferry, that actually departures from our hometown, so it's super easy to get there. We really should go more often. We even took a daytrip to Fårö which is a little piece of heaven all on its own.

Days trips to Stockholm


Of course, we took some daytrips to
Stockholm for some good food and drinks. It takes us about 45 minutes by train to get to the capital, and every time we've been in the city we always wonder why we don't go there more often... Going to Stockholm is really a treat for your inner foodie, the amazing restaurants we have visited!

Birthday girls!

Yes, we did have our birthday, you all remember that both me and Angelica have the same birthday right? Same day but some years apart. Well, this year Angelica turned 30, so that was quite the day of surprises for her.


Minivacation on the Island Nåttarö


We ended off our summer vacation with a few days of calm and quiet on the island Nåttarö in the Swedish archipelago, which was exactly what we all needed. We rented a small cabin and did the easy living thing for a few days without running water
or bathrooms in the cabin. That was quite the weekend!


Trips abroad?


We had a trip booked to Cyprus, that was canceled and rebooked to the island of Rhodes in Greece for the fall, but you all know what's happening in the world, so of course, the trip to Rhodes got canceled too. As I've said before, I know its all for the best but it still a real bummer! So no trips abroad insight... and not really any plans for booking new once either, we'll stay put in Sweden for now.


So to sum it up... Even though we only traveled within Sweden this summer, its been quite the summer with a lot of adventures. One of the best really. We've seen so much of Sweden that I've never seen before, and I am so thankful for that, it's really been a great summer!

What about you, have you had a good one?

//Ann

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Angela
,

It looks like you had a fantastic summer despite not being able to travel abroad! Its a great idea to recreate past trips in your own backyard and from the look of your photos your backyard is awesome. I must visit Sweden one day.

Anngelic
Anngelic,

Thanks Angela ❤️

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Sarah
,

Sounds like that despite the lack of travel, you still had a great summer. I fear that 2021 might not be such a great travel year either, but I hope I'm wrong.

Anngelic
Anngelic,

keeping my fingers crossed that you are wrong Sarah ❤️

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Sue,

I've been similar, having my travel plans cancelled, as most of us have this year. However, in a similar vein, I have actually enjoyed travelling closer to home, including a fantastic couple of weeks in Scotland which would never have happened in other years. Every cloud has a silver lining & I very much hope we can get back on the road / in the air to make 2021 a different story...we shall see...

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Anngelic
Anngelic,

I would love to trade with you and travel around Scotland 😋

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Nancy,

We've been spending more time close to home as well. I did have to take a cross-country road trip for family reasons which gave me a chance to visit some fun and quirky small towns across the U.S., but otherwise sticking close to home. Since my hometown is a touristy area, there's plenty to see and I still haven't seen everything. It's great that you're so close to Stockholm. It looks like you had a wonderful summer.

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Anngelic
Anngelic,

We sure did, thank you ❤️

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Poli-Archivist,

It looks like you made the most out of your summer! We have stayed close to home as well, and we spent time with family.

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Anngelic
Anngelic,

Thank you ❤️

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Jay Artale,

It's good to eat your way around the world. When we were staying with friends in Los Angeles and their daughter was backpacking around Europe, we made food based on the country they were visiting at the time. We posted our virtual travels in Instagram for her daughter to see... she loved it.

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Anngelic
Anngelic,

❤️❤️❤️

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emman damian,

I have always enjoyed my day trips to Stockholm. Especially on winter time, it's so fun to walk and explore museums!

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Anngelic
Anngelic,

Oh whats you favorite thing to do in Stockholm?

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Linda (LD Holland),

This was a very different summer for us too. While we are often at home in the middle of the summer, we are generally away at the beginning and end. Not this year! It is great that you have been able to get out and travel locally. There are certainly lots of great spots in Sweden to visit. I like the idea of a mini island vacation.

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Anngelic
Anngelic,

❤️❤️❤️

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Coralie,

What a positive way to celebrate such a challenging year! Great attitude and it certainly sounds like you have had lots of fun. You had me at Greek food and cocktails 😊

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Anngelic
Anngelic,
Renata,

It's a cute idea to make bring the world to your home as you cannot go on a visit. And also remember that your home is 'the world out there' for others. Sweden is a wonderful holiday destination, only far more expensive than other European countries. Wow, As a matter of fact, for us Astrid Lindgren-readers, holidays in Sweden are the epitome of summers that never end and a happy childhood. I'm talking about Saltkrokan, of course. So I'm rather touched by the wooden house in the back than by the Aperol 😉

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Anngelic
Anngelic,

Ah Saltkrakan, I loved that as a child ❤️
If you ever visit Stockholm, you should go to the island Norröra where the movie was shot, its just north of Stockholm 😊

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