After WWDC and all the other madness in San Fransisco (which I haven't written about yet...), I took a pit stop in my home town, Stockholm, just as midsummer was lining up.
Midsummer is a big festivity with old traditions in Sweden, as accurately illustrated by a banned IKEA commercial. *ehrm* In essence, you gather your friends & family to eat herring and drink schnapps, preferably outside.
For the fourth year in a row, I went out to my friend Oscar's summer house on an island in the archipelago, the beautiful crown of Stockholm's scenery. With the aid of good friends, fine schnapps, calm nature and 100 Mbit fiber I had a much needed, relaxing stay.
My other main objective in Stockholm except for midsummer and meeting friends, was to renew my passport which I finally collected today, wohoo!
Since my mom and I are going to visit my grandparents in Kazakhstan in the end of the summer, I needed to send away my passport to get a visa. At the same time I didn't wanna wait in Sweden all summer while the visa gets approved. So in the end we planned this crazy scheme where my passport gets sent to London for the visa, while I travel around in the Schengen area on my national ID. Then my passport will be sent to whatever country I'm currently in so that I can meet up with my mom in Istanbul (outside of Schengen) where the flight goes to Astana, Kazakhstan. Hope this works... *fingers crossed*
With two days left until I leave Stockholm, I already feel a bit bored and the urge to travel rises quickly. I've come to love Spain during this trip and my next stop Barcelona will surely be no different. This time I'm staying at an AirBnB in the centre of the city, close to clubs and co-offices alike. Hopefully I will get a nice, productive stay and my share of the sun before it's time to head for the 10th year anniversary of Tomorrowland Festival in Belgium :D