One time a year the Swedish city of Uppsala warms up by Latin music and dance. The Carnival of Cultures in May puts some light in the hearts of the people. The event takes two days and is currently in its eight year. Kulturernas Karneval is filled with concerts, workshops, a market and dance performances. Plus it has a lot of activities for children like a circus, a theatre and games.
An authentic working-class neighbourhood of 1830 Klarendal in the Dutch city of Arnhem is struggling to become a great area. New cafés, small fashion boutiques and art places have opened up their doors in the past few years. The streets show improvements that give hope for a better home. A stabbing, a hostage situation and a fire. In the days before writing this story Klarendal did not exactly made the news positively.
When it comes to Sweden and its parties it is Midsummer that often mesmerizes. Less known is the celebration of the coming of Spring. The student city of Uppsala close to Stockholm offer a real treat.