Yukiko Matsuoka

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10 reasons why you should visit Gothenburg in 2016

Opulent hotels with rooftop bars, leafy green spaces, and fried herring that’ll have you queueing, are just some of the reasons to visit Gothenburg, …

This Swedish city figured out a brilliant way to reduce downtown traffic

If you do spy a delivery vehicle, it will be one of two zero-emission cars that are part of the town's <i>Stadsleveransen</i> (or City Delivery)<i>,</i> a system that consolidates deliveries for 400 businesses at a site about a mile from the city center.<p>The system eliminates noise and emissions, says Gothenburg …

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Things to do in Gothenburg: where to stay, eat, drink and shop

Brimming with Scandi-style, Gothenburg is a great retreat for a weekend break. Here is a guide to the must visit venues...<p><b>STAY</b><p><b>Hote Pigalle</b><p>Hotel …

A Day Out in Gothenburg

Gothenburg; a port town that has served throughout history as the only gateway to the North Sea and the Atlantic, located on the west coast in a …

Mountain Biking

An insider's guide to Gothenburg: unspoiled green spaces and steel guitars

Nor Toma shows us around her city on the west coast of Sweden, from romantic Nordic architecture to cinnamon buns and steel guitars

48 hours in Gothenburg: hotels, restaurants and places to visit

Why go now?<p>Sweden’s second city, a civilised, stylish port on the south-west coast, is worth visiting at any time of year but comes alive in autumn …

The best craft beer in Gothenburg, Sweden

<i>This post has partner links that I may receive compensation for at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting my site!</i><p>Gothenburg is the 2nd largest in …

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Eight of Gothenburg's coziest cafes this winter

<b>Kafé Magasinet, Långgatorna</b><p>Gothenburg’s Långgatorna block (the area around the four separate Långgatan streets) is known for its nightlife and bars, …

Why Gothenburg Should Be On Your Bucket List

249 Shares<p>The resounding question that I’ve been asked when I said I had just got back from Sweden was, “oh, did you go to Stockholm?”<p>No! <i>(Although I</i> …

These are the best cities in the world to meet people

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• Hostelworld surveyed 12,000 people in 39 cities to find out which are the most social.<br>• Social cities are full of people that go out a lot, frequently use social media, and value face-to-face interactions. <br>• Gothenburg in Sweden ranked first, followed by Stockholm and …

Gothenburg: Going green in Sweden's wildest city

I am standing in a greenhouse in Sweden, gazing at a tree. Small and shrublike, with long green leaves, it doesn’t look particularly special – but this tree is the last of its kind. Called <i>Sophora toromiro</i>, it is a species that grew on the Polynesian paradise of Easter Island. But by the time …

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Best of Gothenburg, Sweden in 3 days

Known as the “gateway to northern Europe,” Gothenburg has a reputation of being a boring industrial hub. Now, it has reinvented itself as a cultural …

Bon Bon Bar, Gothenburg, Sweden

The deliciously massive pink marshmallow sofa in Gothenburg’s newest bar/nightclub, Bon Bon Bar caught our attention first.<p>It is the focal point of …

Why Sweden’s Second City—Gothenburg—Is a Must-Visit

Sweden’s second-largest city is often overshadowed by the capital, Stockholm. But the popularity of Gothenburg—birthplace of Volvo (and Alicia Vikander), home to Michelin-star restaurants, picturesque architecture, sophisticated bar culture, renowned galleries and art museums, and designer …

Sweco's Kulturkorgen Offers Gothenburg a Basket of Culture

Growing like an outcrop amongst the hills of Gothenburg, the Kulturkorgen by Swedish firm Sweco Architects offers the public an opportunity to watch, …

Get your Swede on - things to do in Gothenburg, Sweden

This article may contain compensated links. See our full disclosure <b>here</b><p>I’m not really one for chasing after countries to tick off my “have visited” …

Where to shop, eat, and drink when you visit Gothenburg

Stockholm may be Sweden's bustling capital, while Malmö is the country's diverse and delightful food hub. But what about Sweden's second-largest city …

Amazing Amsterdam

30 March 2017<p><i>We had just completed our first ever three month housesit.</i><p><i>Now we were ready to blow out a few cobwebs in creative and unique …

A Local’s Guide to Genever and Gin in Amsterdam

Genever – also spelled “jenever” – has a lot to answer for. Dutch Courage? Originally referred to genever. Bathtub Gin craze? All started with …

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10 reasons why should take a city break in Amsterdam in 2017

Amsterdam is an undeniably beautiful city with its network of glittering canals and its tightly packed Dutch townhouses. But as a city break …

Is Amsterdam the World’s New Culinary Capital?

Chefs are playing with their food here, and diners are eating it up…<p><b>Amsterdam’s au courant culinary scene has the makings of a dynamic …

How To Fall in Love with Amsterdam in 72 Hours - It's Five O'Clock Here

<i>Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, meaning if you book or buy something through one of these links, I may earn a small commission (at</i> …

14 Reasons to Visit Amsterdam This Summer

With summer fast approaching, we went ahead and put together the following guide covering awesome events happening in Amsterdam over this June, July …

These are the best shops in The Nine Streets

Amsterdam: Shopping in The Nine Streets<p>Picturesque and charming<p>The Nine Streets<p>Just a hop and a skip from Dam Square you will find De Negen Straatjes …

The Everygirl’s City Guide to Amsterdam - The Everygirl

May 6, 2017<p>Story By: Selena Slavenburg<br>• Photography By: Find Us Lost<p>Forget what you think you know about Amsterdam. The city is charming, trendy, and …

Food tour devours Amsterdam’s coolest neighbourhood | The Star

AMSTERDAM-All city tours should start with a plate of soft, spongy poffertjes — tiny pancakes served with butter and powdered sugar. They’re often …

5 new things to check out in Amsterdam | The Star

Heading to The Netherlands’ beautiful capital? There’s never been a better time to go. Here are five (new) reasons to visit Amsterdam.<p><b>Over the …

The Best Cheap Eats in Amsterdam

Stumbling across cheap and delicious food is a win on any given day, but especially so when you find yourself on the beautiful but outright expensive …

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Here's why you should visit Amsterdam this summer!

We’re sure you don’t need convincing … but in case you do, here’s our seven reasons why you have to simply HAVE to visit Amsterdam this summer!<p><b>1.</b> …

The Collaborative and Sharing Economy in Amsterdam

Two years ago, I wrote in US News & World Report that Amsterdam is a hub of startup innovation, and interviewed Deputy Mayor Kajsa Ollongren after The Next Web conference in the Netherlands. I also spoke with Patrick de Zeeuw, CEO of Startupbootcamp Amsterdam and Co Founder of Startupbootcamp …