This week on Stop Having a Boring Life

Dear SHABL,

Hej – Larissa here reporting to you live from Sweden. Strange that it feels like I was in Poland just yesterday but actually I’ve been back in my adopted country of Sweden for almost a month now.

It’s been a pretty intense month as I’ve been working nearly non-stop on my Master thesis, but thankfully last week as able to take a little break/mini vacation up to another part of Sweden that I had never visited. My roommate has been talking about this cozy little place where she grew up called Lyckeby ever since the day I met her so when she invited me to go up there with her and her dad for a few days, I was much obliged.

Lyckeby is located in the county of Blekinge, about 10 minutes outside of Karlskrona on the east coast of Sweden. I can’t even find the population of the place online, it’s that small.

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We spent four nights there, mostly just hanging out with her friends and family friends, and one day she showed me around Karlskrona. I didn’t know anything about Karlskrona beforehand, but it’s actually a cool little city. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site as it’s a pretty pristine example of a late 17th Century European naval port. It’s also the only Baroque city in Sweden. It also has some of the best ice cream I’ve ever had in my life.

I could go on and on, but instead am going to let my iPhone photography take over and do the rest of the storytelling…

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