It’s no news that Spring semester 2016 is coming to an end, but for some reason it’s way too easy to find a window spot in the university library. Where are you, people???
As much as I have been enjoying these past months (have you noticed correlation between temperature and amount of people in the city on weekday nights?), I can’t wait to Autumn as I’ll be moving to Paris, my most favourite city in the world, to do an exchange at SKEMA. For some reason, every time I mention studying in Paris to someone, I hear “Oh, are you going to Sorbonne?”… Has it happened to anyone else?
Anyway, back to my point. You know how you are in a new city and have a long list of places to visit, things to try etc, but somehow end up postponing it till the very end?
I took the liberty and composed a, surprise-surprise, list of things you MUST do before leaving Stockholm. That is, of course, if you have been here on exchange and are going home soon. Otherwise, hope this list inspires you to go and explore the city!
Here we go (in no particular order):
- Queue for an hour for a table at Flippin Burger.
- Complain about Systembolaget’s opening hours (every week, preferably).
- Eat focaccia at Prego in Kräftriket for lunch >3 days a week.
- Make as little eye contact on the bus/train as possible.
- Freak out when someone on the bus/train starts speaking to you.
- Get used to paying 60-70 kr for a beer (who am I kidding, we’ll never get used to it!).
- Realize that McDonalds has an app with cheeky discounts. (no shame)
- Have meatballs at Meatballs for the people in Södermalm.
- Visit Gröna Lund (Johnny Depp will be there next week!!!!!!!)
- Miss last train on a weekday and wait for that night bus (RIP Uberpop).
- Learn the true meaning of “Jaha!” and “Jasså!”and start using it.
- Have a picnic on the top of Skinnarviksberget.
- Take advantage of “kaffe+bulle” for 15 kr at 7Eleven in Frescati.
- Become a master of finding events with free drinks/free food on FB.
- Or become friends with that person.
- Visit an office of a cool tech company (e.g. Spotify, King, Dice)
- Hear “Can I see your leg” for the first time and be totally confused (note: legitimation in Swedish = ID card).
- Post a photo of the “Slutstation” sign on FB. Don’t deny you’ve done it.
- Be amazed with the insane 3G connection we have in the city.
- Never get a haircut because…expensive.
- Have the biggest kanelbulle of your life at Café Saturnus in Östermalm.
- Become addicted to Snapchat. Swedes love Snapchat (Source: me, 2016).
- Follow me on Instagram -> @stockholm (#SelflessPromotion).
Jokes aside, I hope you have had the time of your life here in Stockholm and Stockholm Business School. Make sure you stay in touch with your friends because then you can travel the world to visit them
and stay for free!