ABOUT

 Smultronstället (swedish, n.)

lit. "place of wild strawberries"; a special place discovered, treasured, returned to for solace and relaxation; a personal idyll free from stress or sadness.


This blog started in 2012 with my gap year after high school, that I spent in Chile, Brasil, Bali and Thailand.
After my travels I decided to move to Sweden, studying  International Relations while trying to see as much as possible of this beautiful planet as possible. I have since traveled around Europe, spent a semester abroad in lovely Brighton, two wonderful months in South America and four months in Australia. Currently I am back in Germany, working as a freelance journalist while eating, writing and exploring and trying to get the hang of this adult thing.
When I first read the word smultronstället while learning Swedish I absolutely fell in love with it as it combines so many of the things I love: the cute swedish language, wild strawberries and special treasured places in your life.
It is exactly that what I would like this blog to be: a place to where you return after a bad day or to relax focusing on the beautiful little things in life, which for me are good books, amazing travels and delicious food. Lately this blog has also increasingly focused on mental health, mindfulness and self love, topics which are incredibly dear to my heart and things I personally think we all could learn a little more about. Sounds like something you could like as well? 

Go on my journey with me to find more and more smultronställen across our beautiful blue planet.

Bookworm. Travelbug. Foodie. Daydreamer. Heart lost at sea.


"There is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon. For each day to have a new and different sun."

Christopher McCandless

"Since I was born I had known I was a writer. I had the will, the ability, the courage and the capacity to be a writer. I had never stopped writing and never imagined doing anything else. Though I never believed I could live on it. But I was ready to die for it."

Gabriel García Márquez

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