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Scenes From a Baltic Sea Cruise Between Helsinki and Stockholm

Contrary to popular belief, going on a cruise can be a cool experience for independent travelers and people under the age of 65. I say this not to be snide, […]

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The Blonde Gypsy Ambition Tour: Mission Accomplished

This round-up of The Blonde Gypsy Ambition Tour is coming a bit late and my apologies for that. To be 100% honest, I was dealing with a travel burnout and […]

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Gypsy Guide to International Cocktails

This post has been a long time coming and most definitely not going to be the last of its kind. As a half-Russian, I was pretty much born with a […]

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Sounds from Sweden: An Interview with Pixie Carnation

Sweden is a powerhouse when it comes to giving the world amazing music so it was only a matter of time before an interview with a Swedish band surfaced on […]

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Gypsy Tips for Learning A Foreign Language

I’m pretty bad at languages but I love the process of learning them and think knowing at least a second or third is so important – especially for travelers. Cognitive […]

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This Week on SHABL: A Trip to the Grocery Store in Malmö, Sweden

This week on Stop Having a Boring Life… Hello SHABL, Today is going to be a bit different than usual as I have made a vlog for you! Definitely not as […]

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The Blonde DJ from Malmö, Sweden

So sometimes I DJ here in Malmö, Sweden. It happens usually once or twice a month if I am in town. By no means am I the next David Guetta […]

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This Week on SHABL: iPhone Trip to Karlskrona & the Swedish Countryside

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 […]

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Midsummer in Sweden Video || Part Two

Here comes the second installment of my Midsummer in Sweden video. It only took almost two months but hey, at least it’s still summer –  right? This one is a […]

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Chasing Sunsets in Malmö, Sweden

The other night I went on a yog (that’s French for “jog”). Not that there’s something particularly special about that – I yog a lot. This is especially true when […]

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This Week on SHABL: Celebrating Midsummer in Sweden

This week on Stop Having a Boring Life… A slightly slow “hej” SHABL, I’m still recovering from what is undoubtedly the best and wildest weekend of the year here in Sweden […]

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Midsummer in Sweden Video || Part One

Oh sweet Midsummer, how I love thee. So much so that I have decided to make some videos about you!   This is the first installment of my Midsummer in […]

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Eurovision Euphoria in Sweden

If you follow European events then you may be aware that one of the biggest of them all, the Eurovision song contest,  was just held a couple Saturdays ago in […]

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Meet Möllan – Coolest Neighborhood in Malmö, Sweden

Welcome to my hood, Möllevången aka Möllan. Just a quick introduction to where I live in Malmö, “the most colorful district“. Not like I didn’t know. I grab last minute […]

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This Week on SHABL: A Story About Studying in Sweden

This week on Stop Having a Boring Life… Hej SHABL, Just thought it would be an appropriate time to tell you about my life as a student as the end […]

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Watching Miike Snow at Malmöfestivalen

One of the coolest things about being in Malmö towards the end of August is Malmöfestivalen. It’s a huge festival/party that lasts a week with various activities and concerts happening […]

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The Sounds in Malmö, Sweden

Watched The Sounds kick off their winter European tour in Malmö, Sweden a couple of weekends ago. It was a great show and for those of you who are not […]

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My (Crazy) Week in Travel!

I got a message today from a friend of mine who has been following my Twitter updates for the past week or so. It read: “Your travel rate is straight […]

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All The Leaves Are Brown

…and green, and yellow, and orange, and red. I would say southern California only has two seasons—summer and then the rest of the year that seems to blend together with […]

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More Than Meatballs: An Introduction to Swedish Cuisine

Sweden isn’t exactly known for its culinary accomplishments, and to be honest, I never really knew much about traditional Swedish gastronomy other than Swedish meatballs and lingonberry, even after several […]