Hello there and welcome to my blog!
My name’s Melissa and I’m very excited to be joining the View Stockholm team. If you’re looking for travel tips, restaurant recommendations, and insight to the culture and lifestyle in Sweden, you’ve come to the right place. Here I will give you all of that, and more – from a Canadian’s perspective. But first, a little more about me…
Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, I grew up in a beautiful mid-sized city, called Burlington. I studied Marketing at the University of Guelph, and have enjoyed working for some really interesting companies in Toronto, Ontario after I graduated. Although I’ve had many amazing memories studying in Guelph, the highlight of those few years would have to be my semester abroad in Perth, Australia, as it is what brought me here today – I met a Swede and fell in love.
Flash forward four years, after what felt like an eternity of dating long distance, and I am here living in the vibrant city of Stockholm. I spent my first six months in Sweden living in my boyfriend’s hometown, a smaller and very beautiful city called Jönköping. Although Småland will always have a special place in my heart, we were very excited to move northwards to the big city of Stockholm.
Since then, I have grown to love and appreciate Stockholm and all of the perks and quirks of living amongst the Swedes. Although moving abroad has been one of the most challenging experiences of my life, I am happy to say that I call Stockholm home.