Sunday, January 3, 2010

Holiday on Ice.

Today is the last day of our 2 week holiday spanning Christmas and New Year. Although we started slowly with both of us contracting flu (the non swine variety), our holiday was still very exciting and eventful. We will briefly provide a few highlights on our first winter holiday in Sweden:

We roasted chestnuts (in the oven):

Attended the Nobel lectures held in Uppsala:

Enjoyed the fist serious snow for this season:

Went to Uppsala city center many times, but marveled at the scenery every time.

Here is a picture (Uppsala city center) of Carina sitting on "man fish", what is strange about this picture?

We also went to Stockholm for a day:

For Christmas we made tradiditonal Swedish food. Following is a video of us on Christmas eve:

The following morning we went to church:

We visited the lake (the big flat white part in the background of the picture, not necessarily safe to walk on yet):

There are only a few hills in Uppsala and they are optimally used for sliding down on. We also bought a polystyrene device looking similar to a body board and went down a few times:

One of the best parts of the holiday was ice skating. The first time we were a bit unstable on the ice but enjoyed it so much that we bought our own skates to continue with this activity:

And naturally we enjoyed more snow...

We are looking forward to the coming year and still more Swedish culture. Hope everyone have a wonderful 2010.


1 comment:

  1. Eks bly julle het jul eie yskaatse gekry! Dit moet die ultimate wees om so buite op 'n gevriesde dam/lake/.. (whatever die regte woord is! :)) te yskaats en nie net by die kollenade se yskaatsbaan nie!