You know that feeling when you visit a new destination, and it’s the complete opposite of what you imagined it to be? That’s what happened to me when I arrived in Stockholm. For my whole life, I associated Sweden with minimalism and modernism thanks to IKEA and Spotify. While the semi-cashless aspect of the country is pretty “technologically advanced,” I was surprised to see so much traditional architecture. It’s definitely not the land of time machines and jetpacks that I imagined it to be.
April 1, 2018