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59 North
Travel writer from Cincinnati, Ohio now living in Stockholm, Sweden and exploring the world with an Aussie husband. Going Viking is my in progress memoir.
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  • Farmer's market finds 1 day ago       “I just picked these two hours ago,” said the woman at the produce stand about the bushel baskets of corn in front of her. As I could see the cornfield just behind her, I believed her. And then later that evening when I had an ear for dinner, I knew she was telling the truth–that...
  • The magical light of summer: Sunsets & the sea 6 days ago       Boats,  summer light, the Baltic Sea. What’s not to love? The evening and late-night light of Stockholm fascinates me this time of year.  Maybe it’s just the contrast between the long light now and the lack of light in the winter, but I don’t think it’s just that. It’s also...
  • Eating out in Stockholm: Swedish shrimp salad 2 weeks ago   Swedish meatballs and salmon are not the only meal staples in Sweden. The shrimp salad is also a meal classic that I’ve grown fond of in my time in Stockholm.  Called Skagenröra, the  basic recipe combines tiny shrimp with a mayonnaise, dill and lemon dressing. Skagenröra can be served up...
  • Sailing the seas of Stockholm: Race weekend 3 weeks ago       Stockholm is a city made for being in and on the water. Located on the Baltic Sea and Lake Mälaren, the center is made up of 14 islands. And just outside of town on the archipelago, there are some 40,000 islands. With all this water, it’s a perfect city for staging a boat race. Every...
  • Walking tour of old town Stockholm 3 weeks ago     When I dreamed of moving to Europe, I always pictured living in a place with cobblestone  streets, old buildings, narrow alleyways–you know, that sort of typical “European” look. I wanted to walk to the bakery and cheese shop, ride my bicycle, live the more laid-back life. As part of a...

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