5 Days Roadtrip to Nordic Lapland | Umeå-Kiruna-Bodø-Östersund-Stockholm (2016)

5-Days Roadtrip: Umeå-Kiruna-Bodø-Östersund (2016)

In the arctic region lies a town called Kiruna which is also a part of Swedish Lapland. Kiruna is the hub of iron ore mines which employs hundreds of people in the town. What else could be a motivation for people residing there in temperatures as low as -35°C, 100% humidity and darkness for a half-year than sheer employment in these iron mines. Kiruna is a home to a group of tribal people ‘sami’.

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Mera Pyaar: Semla. The great Swedish sweet buns!

Semla

I instantly fell in love at my first bite of Semla (semla-singular, semlor-plural), my beloved Swedish buns. It is not just its sweetness which makes it so lovable but it is everything one can imagine in a dessert. It has tender sweetness, very soft and fluffy, creamy, and rich in almond and cardamom flavors. Oh! it’s so amazing, it’s beyond words and description.

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Europeans remain oblivious to British Raj in India

British Raj

Even after 69 years of India’s independence from British rule, it is impossible to forget the atrocious agony Indians had gone through to snatch this rightful independence. The British ruled on the Indian subcontinent between 1858 and 1947.

Even today we suffer from its consequences like perennial feud between India and Pakistan, Continue reading “Europeans remain oblivious to British Raj in India”

Paris- the over-hyped city in the world

Eiffel Tower from bottom

Like most growing-up girls, my dream foreign destination was Paris, the city which speaks for love, romance, art and architecture. Ah…Paris, the city of Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty (yes…you read it correct), musee du Louvre, Grevin wax museum, beautiful churches, Disneyland, lovely gardens, long array of cafe, and much more. Every single thing contributing to making Paris everyone’s dream destination. Continue reading “Paris- the over-hyped city in the world”