Helsinki weekend!

After a long break you are finally hearing from me again. No excuses, except for travels and exam. I hope you enjoy this post. Please leave comments of any sort.

This past week I was able to add another country to my list (third one this year…). I got to go to Finland Sunday through Wednesday. The occasion was a Swedish musical “Kristina från Duvemåla” that was running in Helsinki in “Svenska Teatern” (Swedish theatre). Kristina från Duvemåla is a musical derived from four famous (in Sweden) books about a family that emigrated to the US (Minnesota) because of famine in Sweden, like 1.3 million other people in the 19th and early 20th century (read more here). It is a beautiful love story, but also about the hardships, the pains of leaving the old country and adapting to a new country. All issues that are still very relevant in today’s world. The music to the musical was written by the two guys from Abba, Björn and Benny! Very well done. You can read more about the musical here.

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At Stockholm central station Jessica and I (see below) met up with Emmanuel and Märit who came from Ljungskile (Sweden’s west coast and my old home-town). We decided to do some sightseeing in downtown Stockholm (Gamla Stan) before getting on to the ferry. It was very cold though, but we where pretty well dressed.Image

Jessica is a dear and new friend who moved to Uppsala around the same time as I did. She’s been in YWAM and we have some of our best friends in common. Great to have her around, and great to get to know each other a bit more on this trip! Here we are in cold Helsinki!ImagePosing in front of the Lutheran cathedral in Helsinki! It was beautiful, and very impressive, also inside.Image

Here is the theatre on the outside, inside and us girls after the musical. It started snowing and it was so beautiful. The musical was so beautiful and overwhelming. Set a lot of emotions in motion! ImageMeeting up with an old friend and her son from YWAM Restenäs, Sweden. So good to see you Sanna!

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