It is called the Day of Princes and it marks what can be best called the State of the Union of the Netherlands. The Dutch monarch rides with horses and golden carriage to the parliament to deliver the speech of the year, every third Tuesday of September, cheered by tens of thousands along the way. […]
Getting up early pays off. Especially when on holiday. So, this Autumn I strolled from my hotel to Corricella, the oldest village on the Italian island of Procida. Spending a quiet Saturday morning out of tourist season with the local fishermen is just priceless. They fix what needs to be fixing, prepare their small boats […]
The 10th Edition of the Uppsala Carnival of Cultures, a two-day event, was having a blast this weekend. Kulturernas Karneval kicked off with getting the crowd to the festival area – the shade-rich, green English Park in the Swedish town, with a fancy Summer parade through the streets of the innercity. In contrast with last […]
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.
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.