Cities That Move – Day 2: Stockholm – Let’s Fika

One thing that you cannot miss out here in Sweden is the Fika–hanging out with friends and enjoying traditional Swedish afternoon coffee and tea. After exploring Gamla Stan, the old city island, with our unique “Silent Walk”, we headed for the project gallery at Slussen to learn about the renovation in the area. Here we met Elisabeth who works in Swedavia, a governmental organization of airport management.

Then we headed for the area of Katarina and had a fike with Elisabeth in a small courtyard.  during We had a great time sharing experiences and discussing social and cultural questions with her. We also explored more about the concept of green energy as well as the future blueprint of Arlanda Airport and all transportation connections. We are on fire about the project! (By the way, the vanilla rolls and the cinnamon rolls are awesome!)

Time flew fast during our Fika. Today is an exhausting day and jet lag is still fading. Everybody felt tired after running back to the hotel with the heavy storm in the end.

Fika became a great (and tasty?) opportunity for us who have little knowledge about Sweden to get a closer glimpse of Swedish society and make new friends. There are a few more Fika coming the next few days. låt oss Fika!

-Tommy (Chenyang)