Food Guide: Spice Sushi, Gothenburg/Sweden | ThatSwedishTraveller

The most colourful sushi in town

Okay, this is no joke. This is the most colourful sushi in town. And it’s also delicious! Don’t do the nigiri at this place, it’s all about the Spice maki rolls (the fried tempura rolls). Fried sushi is AMAZING!

Sushi and Sake

Try different maki rolls with yakiniku, tuna, fried shrimp or pork. Yes, inside the sushi roll. And don’t forget the edamame beans on the side! The rolls come in 8 pieces (whole, 189/199 SEK) or 4 pieces (half, 95/99 SEK) and I recommend you to order 4 pieces of many different rolls, so you can try many! My personal favourite was the shrimp tempura with Swedish skagenröra on top. Simply amazing.

The interior

As you can see the interior is awesome! The place is small, so book a table, at least if you are a big group or are going on the weekend. The staff was great but keep in mind that the food might take a while if you order the fried rolls!

Of course, the meal is finished of with fortune cookies. I reckon that you already are in great luck if you had a meal at this place!

Spice Sushi

📍Linnégatan 44, Gothenburg

🕰 Monday – closed. Tuesday – Thursday 17.00 – 21.30. Friday – 17.00 – 22.30. Saturday – 16.00 – 22.30. Sunday – 16.00 – 21.30

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My guest blogpost at Resfeber.se | ThatSwedishTraveller

Today my guest blogpost “7 brunch tips around the world” was published on Swedish travel website Resfeber.se

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Picture from NOOK, Bali – one of my brunch tips around the world.

If you want another brunch tip in Gothenburg, read this Food Guide: LE GBG, Gothenburg/Sweden

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Food Guide: LE GBG, Gothenburg/Sweden | ThatSwedishTraveller

Gothenburg´s best smoothie bowl

Are you a brunch lover? Because I sure am. This pretty newly opened place in Gothenburg is one of a kind. Friendly staff, amazing food and cute seating. Be in time tho, because there are only a few seats inside and there’s usually a queue out the door. And that’s no wonder with those delicious smoothie bowls!

The menu at LE GBG

The restaurant serves breakfast, brunch and lunch. The menu consist of smoothie bowls, avo/salmon toast, pancakes, banana bread, salad bowls and smoothies. I tried the avo toast (95 SEK) and the banana bread (55 SEK). I think the pricing is good compared to all the tasty food you get! I love all the colors and the variation of the greens and fruits.

Try the cappucino

The coffee was also on point at LE. The only thing that struck me negatively was the lack of seats, since the place is really small. But I guess that’s part of the charm too.

Go get your fresh breakfast or weekly brunch at LE GBG, you won’t be sorry. My personal suggestion is to go togehter and order a bit of everything and share between you!

LE GBG

📍Lilla Risåsgatan 25, Gothenburg

🕰 Tue – Fri 09.00 – 17.00. Sat – Sun 10.00 – 16.00

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A long city walk in Stockholm/Sweden | ThatSwedishTraveller

Where to take a walk in Stockholm

As you might have seen on Instagram I spent the past weekend in Stockholm. I gathered some pictures for you from one of my many walks around the city. I love taking photos of buildings and street art.

If you want to visit the colorful houses below they are located near Karlaplan. The brickhouse is actually the Embassy of Uruguay. These buildings are also close to Humlegården which is a perfect place to take a stroll in.

Discover Stockholm

I think the best way to discover a new city is to walk and walk and walk. I usually look things up on Tripadvisor or so, but sometimes I think it’s even better to discover the city without any expectations. This is usually how I find cool spots! On this particular walk I found this pretty bike and loads of street art. Even if I’m from Stockholm I walked around in awe. If you want to tourist in your own city, make sure you go to places you’ve never been or hardly ever been to!

Street art in Stockholm

There is a lot of street art in Stockholm. It’s hard to tell you where to go tho since the art usually is removed and new art appear all the time! My best tip is simply to walk and keep your eyes wide open!

If you have any questions about Stockholm – where to walk, or anything else, feel free to ask! Since I’m born and raised in Stockholm I can help you wih pretty much anything! If you want a tip for a great coffee house, for instance, I recommend Drop Coffee!

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Food Guide: Drop Coffee, Stockholm/Sweden | ThatSwedishTraveller

Try the best coffee in Stockholm

As I am in my hometown Stockholm right now, I visited the award winning roastery and coffeehouse Drop Coffee today. The small café is situated near Mariatorget, in Södermalm or “Söder” – the hipster part of town.

The food & drinks

I had a tasty cappuccino and I also tried the egg & green mayo sandwich (95 SEK all together). The unique part was the “Computer room”, an area dedicated to people who work from their laptop. Complete with wall sockets for everyone!

The space

The place seemed to be popular, a queue of people all the time, and their outdoor seating was great as well – even tho the weather today wasn’t. The seating inside was nice tho. I’ll definitely come back for another cup!

Drop Coffee

📍Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 10, Stockholm

🕰 Mon-Fri 8:30 – 18:00. Sat-Sun 10:00 – 18:00.

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Welcome to ThatSwedishTraveller

Hello world!

My name is Isabelle Wallin and I’m a Swedish travelblogger from Stockholm. I live in Gothenburg and I’m currently a student at Medieinstitutet, a soon-to-be Digital Marketing Manager. I travel a lot on my spare time and I love to photograph, edit photos and write. I consider myself a free soul and a world citizen.

What will you find here?

This blog will be filled with different adventures – both remote and local. I will guide you through city weekends, to the tastiest street food around the globe and to the best beaches in Asia. We will visit quirky hipster restaurants, gorgeous views and cool hotels. My travelling is all about balance – I will give you both luxury and budget tips. Welcome to a world citizens guide to the globe!

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Looking forward to connecting with you! And hey – any questions, just leave a comment!

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How to get big on Instagram, 10 IG hacks from me to you


As I promised in one of my Instagram post earlier, here is the blogpost about some of my favourite Instagram hacks. I’ve been reading quite a lot about the gram and learned a lot, so here is my gift to you, my favourite Instagram hacks!

# Hashtag right

If you didn’t know, you’re only allowed to tag 30 hashtags. Use them wisely! Don’t go to broad or too narrow, for exempel as for me as a travel blogger #travel is too big and #travellikeaswede is too narrow. I usually hashtag all 30 tags and combine bigger tags with smaller tags.

# Write a clear bio

Your potential followers need to see straight away what you’re about and what you offer. Write a clear and informative bio which also shows your uniqueness!

# Specifik tags

Use tags with 500.000-1.000.000 tagged posts, otherwise your picture only stays on the hashtag page for about 1 second. That way no one will catch your post and like it. The hashtag page is where people who does not follow you can see and like your pictures. As I mentioned earlier it’s also a good idea to mix you tags with smaller tags. Rather smaller, than bigger than 1 million.

# Give value

A follower follows you for a reason. What can you provide them? Beautiful inspiring pictures, tips/hacks, outfit inspo, guides? Whatever it is, find it and provide your followers with it continuously.

# Caption right

Write an engaging caption, preferably with a call to action at the end (tell your followers to do something, such as like or comment below). Or ask a question, so they can answer in the comments! Your followers needs to be directed, otherwise they just scroll past your post!

# Create good quality photos

Instagram is so popular by now that you won’t come a long way if your photos aren’t good quality. Find your angles of photography and make sure your pictures are not blurry. Find your unique style! This doesn’t mean that you have to own an expensive camera or drone, phone photos are great too! Just learn how to use the phone camera in a good way!

# Be active and social

Show your followers and potential new followers that you care about them. You need to be genuinely interested in your followers and like, comment and talk genuinely to them! Ask questions, give them a shout out whatever you feel like showing them that you care.

# Feed filter

Use a coherent filter throughout your feed. Similar colours looks neat and gives a whole to you feed! I’ve heard that blue photos gets more likes, but I’m not too sure about that. Anyway, stick to your colorway. That way people will see your photo and instantly think “ah it’s YOU who updated this picture”!

# Your one link

Use your one link in your bio. Don’t miss out on using your one link! If it’s a long one, shorten it with a link shortener – just google for it! Bit.ly is one of them. And remember to direct your followers to your link in your captions!

# Be yourself!

The single most important hack. Be yourself and create your own content! People enjoy following you because you are you. Trust yourself and trust the process, people will find you and like what you do! Your originality will stand out and make people interested in the pictures you post!

There are so many more tips that I could share with you! Let me know what you think about this post in the comments and if you have any questions. Remember to follow me at ThatSwedishTraveller !

 

10 fun things to do in Stockholm

Hey! Are you going to spend some time in Stockholm and looking for great recommendations? Check out this list with 10 fun things to do in Sweden’s capital!

Here we go!

1. Hang out on Södermalm
Are you looking for hipster stores, restaurants and bars, this is the place for you. Södermalm is quite big and I’ll recommend the area around Götgatan, Nytorget and Hornstull/Tantolunden. Nytorget is great for breakfast/brunch/ice cream and shopping in small cool shops. Hornstull has great restaurants and a popping nightlife at Hornhuset. And Tantolunden which is a big park is great for chilling by the water, swimming, bbq and suntanning.

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2. Go to the tivoli Gröna Lund
This is a theme park located on the island Djurgården. They offer great view over the water Mälaren, fun rides and some nights there is concerts on with various artists! Take the boat over to Djurgården from Slussen for the full experience!

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3. Have a drink at Dramatenterassen
The old theatre Dramaten is also home to the best balconyparties. The place is small, so check the opening times to be in time. Have a drink and enjoy the beautiful view over the harbour. Fun fact – I used to work here as a waitress!

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4. Visit all the rooftops
There is several rooftops to visit for food and drinks.. Urban Deli 9th Floor, TAK, Stockholm under stjärnorna, Slakthustaket and Mosebacketerassen are some of the good ones!

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5. Walk around the Old Town
The old town in Stockholm city is super cosy but it’s also very expensive for food and shopping. I’ll recommend to just take a walk in this area and find all the narrow alleys and hidden shops. The royal castle is also located in this area, if you want to have a look at this big building.

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6. Chill in Kungsan
Kungsträdgården or Kungsan, is a large park in the middle of Stockholm city. It’s a nice place to eat lunch or walk through if the weather is nice! There is usually some event going on in this park, such as the food festival Smaka på Stockholm (Taste Stockholm). The park is also known worldwide for its cherryblossoms!

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7. Shop on Drottninggatan
This is the ultimate shopping street. This place is always crowded, especially during summer time. But if you’re looking for Swedish designs and good shopping this is the place for you!

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8. Eat at Thaibåten or Koh Phangan
If you’re a fan of Thai food, like I am, you really need to check out these places. It’s a full on Thai experience to visit these restaurants. Thaibåten is a boat that even has a fake beach to hang at during your pre-dinner drinks!

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9. Party at Stureplan

If fancy parties is your thing, this is the place for you. Look sharp, be on time and be ready to pay! A lot. This is the most expensive area to go out and drink and it’s also famous (or infamous) by Stockholmers. But if you’ve never been you definitely need to go here and dance until the sun rises!

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10. Check out the galleries at Fotografiska

If you want to be a bit cultural as well you should check out the art at Fotografiska. This is a centre for contemporary photography and also serves great food! This place also has a fantastic view over lake Mälaren!

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*All the pictures are taken from Google and are not mine*

Since I’m from Stockholm I have a hundred more tips for you! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions about Swedens capital!

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