Stockholm can be cut into thirds- one-third green area, one-third development and one-third water.
Stockholm is like no other capital in the world. Built on fourteen islands, it rises gracefully from water so clean that you can go swimming or fishing in the very heart of the city. Its waterfront is alive with boats, from ferries to shuttle you around the city to sailboats and yachts that cruise out into the vast archipelago that stretches into the Baltic. Of course getting around doesn’t require a boat–you can walk, bike, drive or take advantage of the city’s impeccable mass-transit system.
One of the many cool things about Stockholm is the architecture.
The origin of the many yellow and orange houses in Stockholm is a decree from the Over-Governor of Stockholm in 1699 which stated that all new stone houses should be yellow in colour. It was not immediately accepted but after being promoted by some of the leading architects of the 1700’s it became predominant and remained so until the 1920’s.
Usually the weather is gray, but the good part about this city is the brightly painted buildings.
As you can see, it was a very cloudy day, and a tiny bit of sun snuck through and fell on the waterfront buildings.
How did you spend your weekend?
As I have been struggling with the summer flu for more than 10 days, I decided to explore and wander the island of Zamalek.
The island is known to be one of Cairo’s most affluent neighbourhoods and is a popular spot for both Egyptians and expats alike.
Because of the high density of embassies around it is also one of the safest neighbourhoods.
Zamalek is reachable through several bridges namely; Qasr al-Nil Bridge, 6th of October Bridge and 15th of May Bridge.
I found out that the streets in Zamalek have changed names over time though many of us still ask taxi drivers for the old names which still popular.
The good thing of walking around the island is that you can enjoy the Nile view.
Zamalek is a popular place to go out with numerous cafés and restaurants when you need to enjoy a cup of coffee/tea or lunch and dinner.
Around the Om Kalthoum area of Zamalek, where the legendary singer’s villa once stood and a statue of her remains today, I love to hangout at Pottery Cafe.
The atmosphere in Zamalek nowadays is very relaxed and it is one of the few areas in Cairo where strolling in the street is enjoyable, with lots of trees and greenery around.
So what have you been doing lately?
A woman so full of contradictions. No need to understand all of my duality. Accept me for who I am, not what you expect me to be!!
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is a remarkably beautiful city; also known as the “Venice of the North”. The city is built on 14 islands, all connected by over 53 bridges that allow travelling between the various neighbourhoods.
Here’s a throwback to my last trip to Stockholm, Sweden.
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