Gripsholm Castle – Mariefred,Sweden

Gripsholm Castle is located in Mariefred, on the lake Mälaren, about an hour drive from Stockholm and 3 hours drive from Grästorp (where I live right now lol). Last week my husband and I recently had the pleasure to visit and check this castle but our original plan is to wander around Stockholm and guess what!! we ended up checking the Gripsholm Castle instead and we didn’t regret it at all :).  The trip was well worth it we didn’t bother the long butt-aching drive from Grästorp. I asked the lady in the front desk if it’s okey to take a picture inside and they said “yes” (just to make sure lol!)

The mighty tower of Gripsholm Castle

The Castle itself is really beautiful and magnificent. Very well preserved and really kept in a good condition with many rooms to see. Also known as Gustav Vasa’s Castle. It is one of the finest remaining example of Swedish architecture of the Vasa dynasty founded by King Gustav and combines with renaissance interiors but still remains essentially medieval. It has a fantastic view from the lake-side. The ground is absolutely calm and peaceful its good to walk and feel the breezy air after we have been inside the castle.

Old brown bricks is so beautiful! and a fairy-tale style well like this is lovely

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Göteborg Naturhistoriska Museet – Sweden

Beautiful quotes to share :
“A visit to a museum is a search for beauty, truth and meaning in our lives. Go to museums as often as you can”

Watch me as I explore the beauty of this big place called Göteborg Naturhistorisk Museet. Be amazed how cool and interesting all the display there 🙂

This place is so amazing! If you like a museum with stuffed animals and all about botany and biology kind of stuff! This museum is just exactly for you. This place is so big and many rooms to look for. There are lots of stuffed animals! elephant and the big whale called “Malm the Blue Whale” and its awesome! It said to be the only stuffed blue whale in the world. It is enormous and the history of it on how they make it possible is really interesting and unbelievable. Worth a visit!

Me standing in front of Göteborgs Naturhistoriska Museum

Vädret är fint och min man har mycket energi att köra bil så vi bestämde att besöka Naturhistoriska Museet i Göteborg.

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It’s Winter Season – Sweden

Winter is my favorite season 😊  the last time I felt this was year 2010 and after 2 years, SWEDEN I’m back hahaha. Snow is one of my childhood dreams and even if I already experience how it feels like before, still I’m longing for it 🙂

View from our window

Yesterday, I was so happy to see the first snowfall this winter 😊. I spend hours watching and enjoying the beauty of it outside our window. I’ts one of the few things that I considered truly magical and amazing.

first snowfall this year 🙂

I really love the white snow and walking down the path of snow flakes makes me fulfill my dreams and happiness 😊, a truly winter white Christmas for me. Another year of snow and another year of thick clothes and socks.

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Tjolöholm Slott – Halland, Sweden

My boyfriend and I always plan for an unusual things to do everyday and visiting old castle is always on top of our list 😊. Since we visited Gräfsnäs Castle and Läcksö Castle already we come up to look for another one and that is Tjolöholm Castle in Halland,Sweden.

The Castle is open to the public throughout the years and you can check on their site for some calendar activities and some exceptional dates when they are close HERE IS THEIR SITE 👈

Tjolöholms Slott, Halland

We went there yesterday because of their traditional large Christmas Market called Julmarknad på Tjolöholm and this year is their 26th year. For a days, small shops and food seller from different part of Sweden visit there to sell their food delicacies and unique works. They also offer some free taste of their products which I really really like 😂  meats, cheeses, jellies, candies, nuts and julmust and many more.

We really like this different flavors of fudge yums!😋

During the night you can see the castle shines with lot of Christmas lights(see picture below).

I love this place!
Tjolöholm Castle
Smile! It’s Christmas Market at Tjolöholm Castle

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Gräfsnäs Castle Ruins – Sollebrunn,Sweden

The second castle we visit is Gräfsnäs Castle. This castle is very old. Originally built in the 16th century and according to an old tale/legend, this castle is cursed by a woman that was badly treated by the landowner. She cursed the castle that no family would own it for more than three generations, and cursed was laid upon it that it would burn three times with 100 years between each fire and so it did happened 1634, 1734 and 1834. They say after the fire in 1834 no-one bothered to rebuild it again and it has been a ruin ever since.

Me standing in front of Gräfsnäs Castle
There are few vaulted halls are still intact and you can walk around and see the other part of its castle. Some part is still close for renovations.

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