Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer and the Archipelago

Ever had the experience where you keep writing incomplete posts for the blog, and then read it later and don’t feel like publishing it? Till the point where you have a list of half written posts and not one published for the last few weeks! Well I’ve been there a few times before and I am there now.
So this is going to be short and hopefully this is going to be published!

I am slowly getting into the Swedish mould of things. Slog like crazy in the winter with a morose mindset and have a blast in the summer. Nah, work never really slows down, except for the one month in July when everyone, every single swede, shuts shop and disappears to some exotic far-off beach in Asia. Really strange, I say. Sweden is the most beautiful place in July. And so when people ask me “So where are you going in Summer”, I invariably reply, usually greeted by surprise “I am staying right here, for heavens sake, why should I miss the most beautiful weather of Sweden?” But then that’s me, the non-Swede. If you want to get in touch with any Swede in July, please try calling the beaches of Malaysia, Thailand and Mauritius. :)

For a change I’ve been exploring the Swedish archipelago. I know, I know, I should have done this ages back, its my third year in Sweden. But what the hell, I was busy exploring Europe. But this place is HEAVEN! I am doing the hit-palm-on-forehead right now, for missing out such beautiful places which are a couple of hours boat ride from my place. Totally ridiculous. But this is all thanks to my dear Swedish friend J. Thanks J for the awesome tip AND the awesome company!!

You’ll be seeing a lot more of me in July, I’m gonna catch up on a lot of things, blogging included. So heres some of Sweden, you know whom you need to get in touch with if you want to be in Heaven :)!!

Love the clear water and the green algae... the weather was hot, but the water was pretty cold!

Love the sparkle! And my camera, which can capture it!

Our lunch stop at Grinda... lunch with a view :)

If I ever buy a boat, it would look like this :)

Stop laughing at the blurred out face, this is an anonymous blog, I HAD to blur out the face :P

Lunch stop at Vaxholm - fancy Italian joint

Cruise ship to Riga, making its way through the Archipelago

One of the larger islands on the Archipelago

Our cruise ship winding its way through the Archipelago on the way to Riga


  1. looks like you had a lot of fun :) great clicks and lol @ your photo.. :D

  2. stop laughing at the blurred face? ROFLMAO :P

  3. Bwahaha, the best of the lot ought to be the blurred out pic. The boat looks too much awesome - like straight out of Star Trek. I simply love that bottle in the Italian joint pic.

    Quoting Thoreau to you, "Of all ebriosity, who does not prefer to be intoxicated by the air he breathes?"

  4. Great clicks! One is lucky is he/she has an eye for nature's beauty and can appreciate it. What better to ask for!

    But the amazing of all among your snaps here, is the blurred face. :-)

  5. The best photo...the one with the blurred out face! :D

    Lovely photos, it has been so hot and humid here that I want to crash thru the monitor into those waters!

    You have spelt heaven in as many words and pictures. I now want to visit Sweden and have made a mental note. Am glad you are relaxing leisurely, it is much needed!
    sigh again :))))

  7. 'lunch with a view' looks amazing :)

    good to hear that you'll be blogging more often now :)

    P.S: Thanks for dropping by :)