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The blog of Swedish artist Johanna Öst.

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Road trip

Aug 3, 2013 in Travels and My photos

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A couple of days ago we got back from a road trip through southern Sweden.

When I was a kid my family went on vacation somewhere in Sweden every summer, but Henrik and I have never really traveled in Sweden as grown ups, so I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. I wanted to go on a road trip to see many places, but we had to cut it down to just southern Sweden, and about 6 overnight stops.

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California 2013: Disneyland day three

May 2, 2013 in Disney parks, Travels and My photos

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Finally, here are the photos from our last day at Disneyland, which was spent at both parks.

I haven’t had the energy and time to read and reply to all the wonderful blog comments I’ve gotten since I got back from our trip, I’m sorry if you’ve felt ignored! But now I’ve read them all, so do check back if you’ve been waiting for a reply!

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California 2013: Disneyland day two

Apr 24, 2013 in Disney parks, Travels and My photos

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The second day at Disneyland Resort we went to California Adventure. I was pretty excited about it since they have changed lots of stuff since I was last there. I was mostly excited about seeing Buena Vista Street, which is supposed to be like a Los Angeles street in the 1920s, lots of beautiful art deco architecture!

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California 2013: Palm Springs day two

Apr 17, 2013 in Travels and My photos

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I don’t have many photos from this day since most of it was spent on a great guided tour of Palm Springs’ mid century architecture. Our hotel had (oh so comfortable) bikes to loan so we took a nice bike ride to the Palm Springs visitors center at the very edge of Palm Springs, where our tour started.

We were in a car for the duration of the tour and didn’t really have time for pictures but we saw so many amazing houses, now I really want an Alexander house! I highly recommend taking the Palm Springs Modern tour with Robert Imber if you’re at all into mid century modern architecture.

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USA tips

Feb 15, 2013 in Travels

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Me and Henrik are thinking about maybe going to stay in the US for three months sometime, partly as a sort of “trial” to see if living in the US (or perhaps Canada) full time is something we’d like to do. So far it’s just a very loose plan and we’re not sure what would be a good place to choose for an extended stay. North America is a huge place, so I’d love to get some tips!

What do you think is the best area to live in in? I have some criteria, but feel free to give tips even if they don’t fit. Preferably I want to live somewhere with a fairly similar climate to Sweden, four seasons with a proper snowy winter. I hate wind so maybe not a super windy place, and not too humid. Also, I want to live in a open minded place where I will feel comfortable dressing outside of the norm.

Also, we’re going to Palm Springs this April, so Palm Springs tips are very welcome as well!

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Palm Springs tips

May 9, 2012 in Travels

I’m planning a future trip to Palm Springs, perhaps this winter. Any tips for things to see and do?

On the list so far is a mid century architecture tour, the aerial tramway and the Indian Canyons.

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