Archive for December, 2011

At the moment there is an exhibition with pictures from Nick Brandt at the Fotografiska museet (also called “The Swedish Museum of Photography”) at Stockholm until January 8. It is called “On This Earth, A Shadow Falls”. Nick Brandt intends to portrait animals in a very personal way. Basically he is much more focussed on […]

Stockholms jul


You should expect that it snows at Sweden quiet a lot. I heard from some people who are origined at Stockholm that it would be going to become so cold that the archipelago’s surface will be frozen. But in the first week of December it was just snowing a little bit. At Kungsträdgården there had […]

There are some people at my corridor who are dedicated to cooking. And because Christmas is not just a celebration, but also one last good chance to have companionship right before everybody is leaving for holidays, new towns, families, friends and the loves of their lives. The spectrum of dishes had a rich variety. There […]

Leaving Kiruna


When we left Kiruna it was the day with the highest temperatures of our whole stay. So while the train went south, we noticed the melting of the snow and sometimes the snowflakes seemed to be rain drops. The first stop of the train was Boden again. From there we should enter the night train […]

Dog sled tour


Today at 13:25 we left Kiruna and the very last thing we did, was a sledge dog trip about a distance of 12km into the circumlying land of Kiruna. The thermometer on the wall of the hostel measured -2°C. So the difference to yesterday was 10°C. So it was really warm today. We have been […]



Today I want to post the my new underwear. Actually stupidnerdy…people always do unaccepted things. So have a look. It is quiet warm and I am happy to have them!

Probably the size of the garbage collector on the cigarette packages in Sweden has a interpretable meaning related to the content of those packages. However, you know that I like garbage collectors! Thanks to Gregor.

If the current song on the radio is not a love song or a ballad, then the next song is guaranteed one and all the non-lovesongs are from Michael Jackson. But we really tried to switch the channel.

Ice hotel


Since one week, since the first snow fell at Kiruna this season, the artists are still building the ice hotel on the frozen surface of a lake 15 km from Kiruna. Everything of the building is made from ice and there are already some rooms finished, where the first guests spend their nights. At this […]

At Kiruna you will usually not find any cycles. Probably it is not advisable to go by bike these times at Kiruna. So the people are using different vehicles.