My Happy Place

According to the UN’s Annual World’s Happiness Report, Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark and Norway) as well as our Nordic neighbours (Finland, Iceland, Switzerland and Austria) are ranked within the Top 10 happiest countries in the world.

To be honest this does not come as a surprise to me. The older I become and the more I work and experience living in other countries the more I realise what a fantastic country Sweden is, and what amazing opportunities the country has for it’s citizens. I am a very proud Swede =)

So keeping with the above theme, I thought I would share with you some of my happiest pictures and moments from Sweden. I hope you enjoy them and they make you happy as well:

Being outdoors with my family!

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