Välkommen, Stockholm!

Greetings from Stockholm, Sweden! I am so happy to be here as a blogger correspondent for H&M! Upon arriving at Stockholm, jet lag started to kick in but we had no time to waste! We were lucky enough to have a few hours to explore Stockholm before attending a bunch of meetings with the H&M Sweden team. Frankly speaking, Sweden has never been in my travel bucket list just because my top priorities would be the popular destinations such as Paris, Rome, Greece, etc. It also seems like a far-fetched dream because of time and money constraints. But after spending almost a week here, I couldn’t help but fall in love with this beautiful city.

Sweden is a biking-friendly country and it’s easy to move between A and B by walking or riding a bike. First on our agenda was to visit the Old Town. Gamla Stan, the Old Town, is one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centers in Europe, and one of the foremost attractions in Stockholm. This is where Stockholm was founded in 1252. It is Stockholm’s original city centre and consists of Stadsholmen island and the islets of Riddarholmen, Helgeandsholmen and Strömsborg. The Old Town dates from the 13th century but most buildings are from the 17- and 1800s. It’s a glorious labyrinth of charming cobbled streets, alleyways, faded mustard and rust coloured town houses and meeting squares reflecting north German architecture.

All of Gamla Stan and the adjacent island of Riddarholmen are like a living pedestrian-friendly museum full of sights, attractions, restaurants, cafés, bars and places to shop. The place feels like something from a story book! I wish we hired a tour guide! I would’ve loved to know more about the rich history of this beautiful place! Maybe next time? :)

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There you have it! Day 1 of my Sweden trip! I will be releasing more travel posts this coming week. Hope you guys enjoyed this visual diary!

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