Category Archive: sweden

Sami Stories at Scandinavia House

Scandinavia House, on Park Avenue near Grand Central, is one of my favorite under-the-radar places in New York City. It’s almost always quiet, never busy, has a great (but pricey) Nordic café named… Continue reading

Nordic Noir

This month’s Travel and Leisure caught on to the Nordic Noir trend with a piece that offers a guide to the sites associated with Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy. Rather than the usual ponderings… Continue reading

My Travel Memories Taste Like Sugar: Sweden/Denmark/Iceland/Finland

Food is memory. My memories of places are informed by the taste of the sweet things I ate there. Pic n’ Mix in Scandinavia Every time that I arrive at Malmö Central Station… Continue reading

Tallinn

When I made my first greeting this morning it took a moment to arrive at the word. Tere. Hello. Tere. It is a gentle sound, a soft way of entering into someone’s awareness.… Continue reading

In Pictures: Malmö Festival Food Market

Light and Dark in the Øresund

This piece I had published at Matador got me thinking again about Sweden. My last visit there was last summer, and it was the first time I had seen my friend–a Tokyo mizu-shobai… Continue reading

Walking into Ladonia

I was quite willing to go along with my friend’s idea to visit some sculptures buried in the depths of a forest in southern Sweden, but as I stubbed my toe against the… Continue reading

Nimis in Ladonia

Ladonia is a micronation within a Swedish nature reserve, founded by the artist Lars Vilks to house his two sculptures–Nimis and Arx–that had been declared illegal by the local council. To get there,… Continue reading

Stockholm

The rain finally cleared and my cold finally gave me a bit of a break, so we got out and into Stockholm and the sun brightened it all up for us.  The city… Continue reading

Fever Ray in Stockholm

It rained from before we arrived until after we left. It did not stop raining. I got a cold. The rain made my cold worse. I was miserable. We lined up by the… Continue reading