The autumn semester is now half-way and I did my second exam here at SBS last Wednesday. The next course doesn’t start until Monday so me and my classmates are having a lovely little break from the university. The past weeks have been a bit stressful with group assignment deadlines and studying for the exam and I’ve been spending a lot of time at the university so these few days off were just what I needed.
Over the past few days we’ve enjoyed really nice autumn weather here in Stockholm. On Thursday me and my friends decided to take advantage of the sunshine and headed to the island of Djurgården which is a green area close to the city centre. Apart from forests and meadows it is also the home of many famous museums such as Skansen and Vasa museum and the amusement park Gröna Lund. This time we decided to skip the museums and just stroll around and have a fika in a cute little cafe we found. The island is reachable with the tram but it’s also possible to take a ferry (free of charge if you have the Stockholm travel card) from Slussen which I highly recommend since the view of Gamla Stan on board is really nice.
The same evening we headed to a Halloween party organised by the Stockholm University Student Union. Halloween is a rather new tradition in Sweden. It has only been celebrated since the 1990’s here and is still not celebrated to the same extent as in the States for example but as a student you’ll be sure to find a Halloween party here as well. Student associations have their own costume parties and the same goes to many clubs and bars in Stockholm. Many people also host their own Halloween themed house parties so the occasion to dress up and put your craziest make-up on will surely occur.
Hopefully everyone’s having a good weekend!