Falu red

There is this certain color, a very specific red nuance, which is called “Falu red”, or Faluröd. The red paint is mainly used for exteriors and is usually used for small cottages and/or summer houses. You’ve probably seen pictures of idyllic Swedish cottages with a white wooden fence and white house knots. Usually there areContinue reading “Falu red”

European capital of smart tourism

Sweden’s second largest city has been appointed European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020. The European Committe focuses on cities working to strengthen sustainability and innovation within the area of tourism. 35 cities from 17 differens European countries competed for the title, but in the end it was Gothenburg, together with Malaga, that stood out fromContinue reading “European capital of smart tourism”

The Gothenburg trams

The city of Gothenburg is well known for its blue trams. They’ve been a part of the city since 1902, and each year over 147 million people travel with these trams. In 1879 horses played a big part in peoples life, especially since horse and carriage was the only form of transportation. In 1902 theContinue reading “The Gothenburg trams”

Ikea

IKEA is a Swedish multinational company that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances, home accessories and other useful goods. The company was founded in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad, who at the time was only 17 years old. The company name, IKEA, is an acronym of Kamprad’s initial (I K) with those of Elmtaryd (theContinue reading “Ikea”