This is a little compilation video I put together from my semester in Europe:
Netherlands (Amsterdam, Giethoorn)
…from all over the world!
Sweden has always been at the top of my “Places to Visit Before I Die” list. My family on my dad’s side is very Swedish. My grandmother always fed me Swedish food and taught me Swedish values growing up. Turns out, my grandmother has a cousin living there! At 20 years old, there is still a whole section of family that I’ve never met and didn’t even know existed until my grandmother mentioned it this summer.
After emailing with my grandmother’s cousin, Ulla, we decided that December was the best time for all of us to get together. For a round trip flight from Amsterdam to Stockholm it cost about $173. This is much more expensive than the flights I booked for Switzerland and London, but it was worth it simply for the purpose of the trip. Family is so important to me. I can’t even express the feelings of excitement that came over me when I found out I have even more family to add to my current tree. Especially since that unknown family is from a place I’ve always wanted to visit and feel more culturally connected to.