A week in Winter Wonderland

January 9, 2015

I spent xmas in Luleå, north Sweden, with my family. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful time. -27°C and snow snow snow.

We had saffron semla.

Norrbotten, the region where I was born and grew up. Breakfast at my sister’s place, with cured Arctic char. Oh my!

Woke up to this winter wonderland on Christmas Eve. In the night I went outside to see if I could see some northern lights. Oh yes!!! Crappy iphone pictures, my camera battery has almost given up on life, but hopefully I’ll get a new one soon 🙂

Kebab pizza, the most popular pizza in Sweden.

I spent a lot of BAD time living in Luleå 😉 Johan, my sister & my mother posing in front of the place where I used to go swimming.

For those of you who love the movie Let the right one in I can tell you, that this is the swimming pool from that film. Most parts of the film are made in Luleå, in my old school for example. I had nightmares of growing up after watching it.

Had a day of fun with my dad and his lovely lady.

Winter hair and my nieces on their way to the mountains to go skiing.

Klara! My favourite lady 🙂 Johan’s breakfast on a late Sunday afternoon, reindeer tartar (I had a toast skagen).

Bye bye winter wonderland!

Thank you all for making the week so special; family and friends! I came home to Berlin feeling pretty empty, everyone I love (except for Johan, phew!) live so far away. I’m happy to have so much love in my life. Hope to go back visit soon 🙂

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  • Reply Siobhan Watts January 9, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Beautiful photos! Very jealous of your winter wonderland holiday, it looks like a lot of fun.

  • Reply Samantha January 9, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Looks like a great time! I love your Sweden pictures.

  • Reply Andaje January 9, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    *Sigh* A lot of people think that Denmark gets a lot of snow, since we are part of Scandinavia. But sadly snow is not so common and seeing your snowy photos just made me wish that I had accepted a job offer in the northern part of Sweden years ago…..
    Great photos

  • Reply Frank January 10, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Camera batteries don't work well in cold freezing conditions, you should warm them up, then they work fine again.

    • Reply sandrajuto_6360gn January 10, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      thanks frank, yes i know 🙂 that's why i didn't even bring my camera, the battery is just very old and tired

  • Reply Mariela R. January 13, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Everything so beautiful and the food seems really good.

  • Reply celine January 14, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Irene February 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Sandra, diese Fotos sind traumhaft. Ich schaue sie immer wieder an und träume von Norrland 🙂 Aber heute ist es in Wien ähnlich winterlich!

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