Purple Travel

[February 11 2022]

Swedish Diaries

“After two years in a pandemic, Sweden became the first destination for me and my partner to reunite with his family and childhood friends. Starting from Stockholm to the countryside in the South, the journey turned out to be increasingly exciting as it was a first introduction for me to the Nordic culture, even more magical because of the Christmas holiday times.” — Ketevan Gvinepadze

Memories, photo archives, traditional food and landscapes with interior details soon became the centre of focus, matching the past with contemporary.

PURPLE TEAM — What were your best and worst memories of the trip?

KETEVAN GVINEPADZE — We spent the New Year’s eve in Falkoping, in a converted hat factory originally built in 1918, carrying the history traces and being taken care of. Worst was the hangover which lasted for two days.

PURPLE TEAM What are your 3 Must-See sights?
KETEVAN GVINEPADZE Lucky to visit Gudhem Abbey, the ruins of a nunnery from the 12th century, which is considered to be one of the oldest convents in Sweden. The 35m high Lookout Tower (1902) in Falkoping certainly gives you the best landscape view of the small town. And for more modern encounters, Fotografiska Stokholm is offering a fine selection of photographic works.

PURPLE TEAM Any special restaurant, accommodation, or activity that you’d recommend?
KETEVAN GVINEPADZE For the special experience related to the cuisine and ambience, Den Gilden Freden in Stockholm is serving delectable dishes, with a history of being a place to gather and dine since 1722!

PURPLE TEAM Share an anecdote from your trip with us.
KETEVAN GVINEPADZE Everytime we were driving through the Slutarp neighbourhood where we were staying the most, everyone was joking explaining me again and again the same sightseeings of the place, because according to locals, there wasn’t much else to explore in a very small community area , but for me the landscape was differing every day owing to a weather changes and light.


Photos by Ketevan Gvinepadze


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