It is definitely strange that I live in Sweden, but I haven’t really experienced most of the tourist attractions the cities have to offer. As soon as someone comes to visit I start to look differently at all the familiar places around. What I usually walk past everyday becomes more foreign and exciting.
This weekend I am having a friend come visit from Canada. We met in university and have been traveling around together ever since. We even did an exchange together in Växjö only a couple years ago. While she has been in Sweden before, this is her first time in Uppsala. So, I am determined to show her all the best that Uppsala and student life has to offer.
So here is a little of what is on the schedule:
- A student nation pub-crawl. There is no better way to get a taste of Uppsala student life than to check out some of the famous nations. And, there is definitely no better way than to stop in for a drink at every nation all in one night. We have to try out them all!
- Have as many fikas as you can squeeze in a weekend. Catching up with an old friend over a hot coffee and something sweet is one of my favorite things to do. And, what really is more Swedish than hanging out in a cozy cafe during these colder months.
- Mosey around all the city’s landmarks. There are so many things to see around town and the best way to do it is to take a relaxing stroll. Some of the stops will probably include the castle, cathedral, university, Fyris River, and botanical gardens.
- Eat a great meal downtown. It is not so often that I get to go out to eat at a nice restaurant, but a friend visiting from out of town is the perfect excuse. Great food and wine is essential to a good weekend away.
It’s not so often that I have friends come to visit, so when it does happen I want to make sure it’s a memorable trip. The only way to really see Uppsala at its best is to take a stroll around, have a few fikas and a great night on the town.
If you have any recommendations for what else to see in Uppsala let me know!