Stockholm, Sweden- Summer 2015 [One Really, Really, Really Cool Video!]
So, we’ve loved Stockholm, Sweden- more than we imagined. You see, we’re usually not the ‘go-go-go-do-do-do’ sort of tourists. We’ve always looked at those who spend ten days on a powerhouse vacation and come home exhausted as missing out on the true value of travel. We’ve always said we travel vertically or “finger paint”– living with the locals and staying for looooong periods of time in one place to create community (perpetually barefoot) and not horizontally or “water color” – where you swoop in, shoot some pictures, and check it off your to-do list. Vertically or “finger painting” for us, include living in Cambodia for 8 months, India for 6 months, in Malaysia for 3 1/2 months and in the Philippines for 2 1/2 months. In all of those places except for in Malaysia, we lived in the same house for the vast majority of our home life there. That’s finger painting for us- getting down and dirty, no lines, no rules, just fully throwing ourselves into the concept of home and ‘what would it be like if I were a local in this indigenous village in the jungles of Ecuador‘ and then we find out. And yet, we had four and a half day in Stockholm and knew that we wanted to take advantage of every inch of joy the third cleaniest capital in Europe had to offer us.
Thanks to Emilia at the VisitStockholm.com , The 48Hr Stockholm Card, and The Stockholm Street Festival we pushed it as much as we only did when we got four days fully sponsored at Singapore’s Sentosa Island and didn’t want to miss a day of Universal Studios, the MegaZip Adventure, IFly, and a billion others gifts graciously offered to us. Thank you to Tarek for moving out of his home and giving it to us for those four nights, for the breakfast food he filled the fridge with, and for going out of his way in every imaginable and unimaginable way to make us feel loved, welcomed, and wanted. And.. thank you for Tallink Silja International for creating that next adventure- (our first cruise ever!) from all-awesome Stockholm to Riga, Latvia on the Isabelle. (More about our cruises later)
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The Nomadic Family of five spent three and a half years settling into small communities in 16 countries world-wide. Now, they are acclimating back into life in Northern Israel and the story continues. Gabi lived alone in India for 3 months this winter, Kobi is going backpacking for 2 months alone this Spring, and the family will spend this summer in Sweden, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland. Follow their adventures as they share their emotional journey, their spiritual growth; their falling apart and coming back together, the real ups and downs, the sticky, painful, colorful, and magical moments of life on the road and back home.
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