World Borders: How to Get from Sweden to The Royal Republic of Ladonia (Nimis)

Another crazy world border crossing, a reunion and a country some of you might not have heard of. While backpacking in Sweden, I decided to head across the border into the Royal Republic of Ladonia with my friend Daniel Evans. This was yet another insane journey – you might have read about some of my previous adventures Read more about World Borders: How to Get from Sweden to The Royal Republic of Ladonia (Nimis)[…]

Backpacking in Denmark: Exploring Helsingor, Hamlet’s Town

My latest Denmark adventure was a surprise and an extra. I first visited the Danish capital Copenhagen back in 2006. That time it was a lads trip to Copenhagen for the football as my team Northern Ireland drew 0-0 with the Danes and my mates and I partied in the city. Second time round, in Read more about Backpacking in Denmark: Exploring Helsingor, Hamlet’s Town[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Semla in Stockholm, Sweden

Today on Friday’s Featured Food I should be celebrating this, which is my 2,000th blog post on Don’t Stop Living, but hey on with the usual show!! And that means catching up with those foods I have tried down the years on my travels. I’ve been to Sweden four times so far (counting side trips to Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Semla in Stockholm, Sweden[…]

World Borders: Crossing from Sweden into Norway for My 99th Country (Gothenburg to Oslo Train)

Thanks to you all for voting and confirming my destiny on this 99 country journey which meant I had to make it to Norway in February before my 100th country adventure to Tunisia. This was an easier border crossing than most and I chose train to be my way to enter my 99th country. I’m Read more about World Borders: Crossing from Sweden into Norway for My 99th Country (Gothenburg to Oslo Train)[…]

Backpacking in Sweden: Reunion with Daniel and Sightseeing in Angelholm

Angelholm, not the home of angels or angles but a cool Swedish town that life somehow took me to. You’ll pronounce it “Eng il haulm” (kind of). For the reason I went there, you’d have to go back to my days partying as a backpacker in Chilli Blue hostel in Sydney, Australia in 2009. After Read more about Backpacking in Sweden: Reunion with Daniel and Sightseeing in Angelholm[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Sweden to Denmark (Malmo to Copenhagen by train)

So the first two Scandinavian countries I ever visited were up again on my recent adventure as I headed back to Sweden and then Denmark. This time I spent a bit longer in Sweden and toured Stockholm, Malmo, Angelholm and Gothenburg. With Denmark, I would visit Copenhagen, Helsingor and the quirky self declared Freetown of Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Sweden to Denmark (Malmo to Copenhagen by train)[…]

Taking A Winter Boat Tour in Stockholm, Sweden with Stromma and Stockholm Sightseeing

After my time touring the key sights of Stockholm in Sweden by bus it was time for a boat tour on the waters of this city which has allegedly about 50,000 islands in it! I teamed up with Stromma and went on their Winter tour with Stockholm Sightseeing. Our tour was the 10.15am boat, which departed Read more about Taking A Winter Boat Tour in Stockholm, Sweden with Stromma and Stockholm Sightseeing[…]

Staying at the STF Vandrarhem Hostel in Malmo, Sweden

Before the crazy five year reunion with Daniel happened in the town of Angelholm, I decided on two days in Malmo Sweden. As well as dipping back into Denmark and exploring Christiania I decided I’d base myself in what is the biggest and best hostel in Malmo. This place is the STF Vandrarhem Hostel and Read more about Staying at the STF Vandrarhem Hostel in Malmo, Sweden[…]