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Uppsala's charm

by Michela Siuni - 5 years, 5 months ago

I always travel with no expectations and, well, that's exactly what I did in this case. After being six months in Sweden, darkness and snow weren't a big deal at all so, when the chance to visit the oldest -and I believe still the greatest- Scandinavian centre of higher education came, I took it with hesitation. I didn't know much about the city. I didn't even know much about its history but it took me less than a day to fall in love with it. Despite all I could see around me was snow, the whole atmosphere captured my attention and I couldn't help myself in standing with my mouth open every now and then. It wasn't just about that nice museum about Swedish history or the cool warm statue they have put in a street instead of a bench. Be it the University Conference Hall or the Library, everything felt like it was under a spell. Having "fika" in one of the oldest café was just one out of many simple things I enjoyed. I mean, that mixture between old buildings and high technologies, that international feeling brought by students, all the ice sculptures. What can I say, they just make it an even nicer memory.


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