Even though they don't really look forward to the actual journey itself - we usually end up with 3 flights and about 20 hours total travel-time when all is said and done - they do love going to Sweden. Why? Well, here (in no particular order) are 10 things they love about Sweden:
The boatBoth my kids, but especially my son, are absolutely in love with my parents' motor-boat. Can't say that I blame them!
The beachThe small beach right outside my parents' cabin where we stay in the summers is a little bit of heaven on earth. Sand, water, rocks, sun. What more do you need?
|Photo via Wikimedia.|
Picking blueberries in the woodsWe are usually lucky enough to be around for at least some of the summer crop of wild blueberries. The kids love heading into the wood with a pail (and mosquito repellent all over!) to pick the berries.
Piggelin popsiclesMy daughter is obsessed with these green popsicles (flavour: tutti-frutti). It's a classic popsicle in a country that is pretty obsessed with ice-cream and popsicles: Piggelin has been around since 1972!
Gröna LundThis huge amusement park in Stockholm was a big hit with my kids last summer. Read all about our visit here.
The baked goodsVisiting a "konditori", Swedish for patisserie or bakeshop, is a must if you're in Sweden. My kids love picking a treat from the shelves and trays filled with cakes, cookies, and glorious pastries. Lilla Mari in Skellefteå is a great "konditori" to visit if you happen to be in town.
|View from Hotel Kung Carl in Stockholm.|