I Fell in Love

With Stockholm. As I have told you I will probably apply to Sweden to study something in coming years and now I was in Stockholm to take the exam, högskoleprovet, which is the entrance exam I can apply with to study almost anything in any school in Sweden. The exam was fine, I won’t get the best scores but that wasn’t my plan either. I went there to see what the exam was like and now I’m ready to study hard and fly back to take the exam again. But the exam is not what I wanted to talk about. I want to talk about Stockhom.
I have always loved Stockholm and wanted to move there. It’s over six months of my latest visit and I had kind of forgot how much I love that city. In my latest plans I have been thinking about moving to South-Sweden to study in Lund University near Malmö and Copenhagen, but the 36 hour exploring in Stockholm made me re-think my plans. There is still Paris and New York on top of my places to live in list, but Stockholm will probably be the first place I will move.

I had my camera with me, but my plan was not to run around taking pictures. I wanted to enjoy the city. I took few shoots for you and me, but thats it. Maybe next time I spend more time taking pictures and have someone with me to shoot my outfits as well. I took most of these pictures on Friday morning when it was a bit rainy. The Saturday was beautiful and the sun shined whole day from the clear sky. 
These pictures give the rainy feelings the city has when I arrived the Stockholm Central Station at 08.07 am on Friday morning. I love the rain and rainy Stockholm give me a very good mood. First I went to Gamla stan to admire the medival vibes of the oldest part of Stockholm.  I continued there to Östermalm for breakfast and I did some serious window shopping as well. I went to Gucci and Burberry to practice my swedsih for the exam, hah. The sale sosiactes were super kind and lovely. I have been thinking about buying Louis Vuitton Keepall but I didn’t dare to go to the Vuitton store. Isn’t tat weird? Ins’t Lous Vuitton is the store where is easy to go even you are not buying anything? I even had a bag in my mind.. In Saturday I also visited Prada store during the lunch break and I falled in love with Prada almost as much as I fell in love with Stockholm. I thank the god I really has no need to fabulous brefcases and shoes, yet. 

Everything in Stockholm was pefrect. The people was death good looking, food was delicious and the smell of the city was unbelievable. The best thing was the people. When I arrived to Stockholm I emideiatly fell I come home from my past and the weekend confirmed that. I can’t remember when I have felt so bad about going my real home. I wanted to cry when I left Stockholm. It felt I was leaving my home.
My swedish is not perfect, I struggled even with the smalltalk in the Starbucks, but I survived. I still blend in with the locals very well. For example  one woman asked me help, and I realy hope she get to her destination I guided her. Nervous Finnish mum with her kids asked me help with insecure swedish and I am sure she was more pleased that I responded her with finnish than the fact I give her the right way. I also asked casually help to find the closest ATM and one local teenage boy asked me to buy him alcohol as well. Of course I did’t by him the alcohol, but I was super glad he asked. I felt I belonged there. I belong in Stockholm.

Love,
     Aaro

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