Destination: Stockholm, Sweden

Nicknamed the "Venice of Scandinavia," the Swedish capital is a major hub for all things political, economic, and cultural in northern Europe. It is also the most-populous capital among the Nordic countries, with over two million in the metropolitan area. Stockholm has come a long way since its Viking days, as it has become notable … Continue reading Destination: Stockholm, Sweden

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Destination: Helsinki, Finland

Contrary to popular belief, Finland is not considered a Scandinavian country. While it might be geographically close to Norway and Sweden, it's actually classified as Nordic, or at least, merely an "observing" Scandinavian one. Because of its strange status among the northern European countries, Finland is somewhat of an enigma, and it was a pleasure … Continue reading Destination: Helsinki, Finland

Destination: Tallinn, Estonia

Small, but promising, the Estonian capital has in recent years been getting a lot of traction as both a prominent hub for startups and tourism. Especially after its long and arduous history being ruled by various powers like Sweden and Russia, Tallinn today is a growing city that still retains much of its historic charm, … Continue reading Destination: Tallinn, Estonia

Destination: Berlin, Germany

During my family's trip around Scandinavia, our trip to Berlin was somewhat of an anomaly: considering the fact that it was neither a part of the Nordic countries nor even a port city, it made for an interesting break during our week-long cruise along the Baltic Sea. All the same, it is a popular tourist … Continue reading Destination: Berlin, Germany

Destination: Oslo, Norway

The capital of Norway, Oslo is an important hub for its country not only in terms of politics, but also in culture and economy, the latter particularly in maritime trade. It is the largest city in Norway with around 670,000 people living in the city center, and it is continuing to grow rapidly due to … Continue reading Destination: Oslo, Norway