one-third of the entire GDP of the Swedish nation, Stockholm has became an
important headquarters of major companies in the Scandinavian peninsula. This
is the reason why immigrants have streamed in the Swedish metropolis in seek of
better opportunities. Due to this
multicultural characteristic, Stockholm is unique in its own from other Nordic
countries. This has led me to embark into a visit on the Swedish capital for
two days. Click for the first day of the Stockholm visit. 1. Adolf Fredriks Kyrka
This church is named after Adolf Frederick, who was
controversial for failing to reacquire the Baltic provinces in favor of Sweden.
The cemetery surrounding the church is where Rene Descartes, the mathematician
who introduced the Cartesian coordinate system was buried. 2. St. Johannes kykogård
This church is one of the two experiment parishes of
the Swedish diocese of Stockholm. Interestingly, the aim of the church is
lessen the number of people who feel lonely. This somehow …
middle of the day of going around Oslo to accompany my sister’s friend, I
realized going to Sweden or/and Denmark would be great. I have only been in
Sweden only once in the last 17 months. It was only in the boundary between
Norway and Sweden in the east. Given the limitation of time, I was thinking of
Gøtenborg, but I was thinking it would be better to go to a Swedish city, that
would be near to Denmark, so it would be easy to transfer from Sweden to
Denmark, but still possible to travel to Oslo in less than 8 hours. The choice
was easy – Malmø in Sweden.
the third largest Swedish city, next to Gøtenborg and Stockholm. Its population
stands only at about 250,000. It has been one of the major cities of Denmark
before, but was lost to Sweden. Denmark tried to recapture was unable to do so.
The city has been famous for shipbuilding but has been affected by bubonic
plague in 18th century and the Swedish financial crisis in 1990s.
However, after significant efforts of the …
Korean culture has amazed and attracted people to visit the country.
This has since part of my travel list, since it is not far away from my home
country the Philippines, so I embarked in a journey into the South Korean
metropolis. There I learned a lot about Korean history and the nation who are
obviously proud of their heritage and tradition, which has been threatened
several times in history. Seoul is considered the world’s second largest metropolis. It is a quite
amazing that this city is a reminder of the South Korean nation courage and
perseverance to turn their country into one of the most richest countries in
the world after being significantly destroyed during the Japanese occupation of
World War 2 and the subsequent Korean civil war, which cut deeply between the
North and South Korea. With regards to tourism, Seoul is among the top ten most visited city in
the world and has become a role model of other Asian cities to become as progressive
as Seoul is today – a leading and ris…
Located along the
Amstel River, the largest Dutch city, Amsterdam is one of the most important European
port and cultural hub since ancient times when the city became diamond and
financial center. Aside from its magnificent canals, Amsterdam is proud of its
unique blend of conservatism and freedom, which attracts almost five million
tourists every year. Being the center of commerce during the Dutch Golden Age
and their colonial past, Amsterdam certainly has a rich history to present for
visitors around the world could relate and associate from where they come from.
The beautiful Dutch city is a dream city for me to visit so when I got the opportunity to fulfill this, I did not hesitate, especially during the Yuletide season. I get to celebrate Christmas while learning how the Dutch city emerged as a global city from its rich historic past to where it is now.
The German nation has always caught my interest on culture and world heritage. Aside from the German language, Germany as one of the largest European economies has taken the limelight and as served as a role model for developing countries. The role of the nation in shaping world history especially during the World War 2 and ideological Cold War between democracy and communism. With all of these reasons, I have traveled to the German capital, Berlin for leisure, history and culture.
This large city square is located in the Westend of
the city of Berlin. This was laid out in the beginning of 19th
century. It was formerly named as the Chancellor Place before the Nazi seized
power in the German nation. From that time on, it was called the Adolf Hitler
Place until the loss in the World War 2, when it was renamed Chancellor Place,
then to Theodor Heuss Platz, the first …
The world's largest collection of sculptures in a park is attracting one million people every year. The art pieces, which were made from bronze, granite and iron features the appreciation of the human spirit of Norway's most renowned sculptor Gustav Vigeland.
Visiting Vigelandsparken makes one realize things in life, inspired from the different sections of the park: the Main Gate, the Bridge, the Fountain, the Monolith and the Wheel of life.
The main gate is very simple but elegant. It features a long pathway towards the main section of the park. It gives the visitor the feeling that life requires a pathway and direction where one should follow through. That direction is the person's purpose in his or her life, that will guide all his or her actions, no matter what situations the person will be experiencing and whoever the person will be meeting.
The bridge is one of the most dramatic part of the park, which traverses a body …
February 27, 2015. After a long night at work, I planned to
assume the role of a tourist guide in Oslo for one of the closest friend of my
sister, who is working in UAE. I just thought of making a simple trip to few of
the places I have been to in Oslo, the city where I am living for almost
Since our guest had been to Austria and Italy before coming
to Norway, I was quite worried what can I show to her that makes Oslo unique
and beautiful. Given that winter is just ending and spring has just started,
the task of showing the best aspects of Oslo could be a challenging task.
However, more than I expected, I got to realize that Oslo is a place, where I
can truly call now as my home.
These are my reflections as I travelled through the
different famous places in Oslo we visited on that day. Fram Polar Ship Museum The success of a journey is not
dependent on how good the ship was made, or how experience and strong the
people on board, it solely lies on the courage to go beyond lim…
Traversing the North sea towards the Northern region of Denmark from the Norwegian southern coast is fantastic experience. One get to distinguish the common maritime interests of the Scandinavian countries, especially between Norway and Denmark. These two nations have shared history in the past several centuries, both good and bad, such that only the North Sea became an important witness of this rich cultural and historical exchange.
The North Jutlandic Island was connected to the rest of the Danish mainland before the 18th century, but due to the strong currents of the North sea, the Agger Channel was created, separating the island from the rest of the Danish northern landmass region. These geographical and historical backgrounds has encouraged me to embark in the journey to, from and between the important cities of North Jutlandic Island in Denmark. This will be the focus of this blogpost. Frederikshavn Kirke This church is one of the biggest in
Denmark in terms of seating capacity. …
Monarchy has reigned in Prague for several decades before the German
annexation and Socialist rule. This is an important part of the Czech history
retained until to this dates. Several buildings, structures and churches
provides a glimpse of the rich past of the Czech nation. However, the
fascinating transition of power from and to the Czech people in the recent
centuries had shaped the country to what it is known today. During my short visit in Czech Republic, I went to several places. This
is the Part 2. Click here for Part 1. 1.Chotkovy
the first public park in Prague and spreads under the Summer Palace of Queen
Anne. This park follows the English style in the creation of park, on which
there are many pathways around the area, with multitude of plant varieties. 2.Letohrádek
formerly called the Math House, which is Renaissance building in the Prague
Castle in the Royal Garden. This was constructed for recreational purposes such
as royal balls and festiv…
Not so long ago, my cousins from the United Kingdom expressed their intention to visit us in Norway. It has been almost over a decade we have seen each other, and they think it would also be an opportunity for them to bond with each other and meet us as well. These cousins are from my paternal side, who used to live in the Philippines and migrated in Great Britain almost a decade ago, with my aunt. So, since Norway and UK seem not to far from each other, it would be natural to spend time with them either of the two countries. I planned to visit them later this year, so it their turn to appreciate the beauty and the uniqueness of Norway, as part of Scandinavia.
Being task as the primary responsible for deciding where to go, I opted to have a short tour in Gothenburg, Sweden, a place I had been few months ago. Click here for my Gothenburg adventures. It was raining that time, so I was really eager to come back again. Furthermore, my sister also has not visited the Swedish city before, as…