“Travel makes one modest; you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”. Gustave Flaubert
The natural wonders of the world
The power of wanderlust is real.
Born with an innate desire to explore the world, I have found different parts of the world to be fascinating. The seven wonders of nature, the Pyramids in Egypt, the serene and breathtaking Scandinavian countries, the wonderful and beautiful culture of Kyoto in Japan, the beautiful town of Vienna in Austria among other destinations.
In my Geography class, I read of how the Scandinavian is home to some of the world’s most striking landscapes, vibrant cultures, and legendary traditions of anywhere in the world.
Life in the Scandinavia
But Perhaps of all the places in the world, experiencing life in the Scandinavia has always captivated me. The Scandinavian countries have rich deep entrenched culture that has attracted many people from across the world over the years. Ranging from literature, festivals, fashion, cuisine, architecture, art, holiday destinations, – this part of the world is a wonder by its own.
The world is full of beautiful places with gorgeous landscapes stunning architecture, natural resources, cultures, cuisines and endless possibilities.
Writers in the Scandinavia
Did you also know the Scandinavia has produced some of the world’s top writers? Sweden ranks third in the list of countries with most Nobel Prize laureates in literature. It has also been said that Denmark has the best historical writers.
Writing is one of the key competences defined by a number of international bodies as being crucial for students’ learning and work life qualifications, and this has been the norm and culture in the Scandinavia.
Their school curriculum is written with this in mind to foster a writing culture that offers posterity.
Stockholm Writers Festival
The Stockholm Writers festival is one event that is captivating and makes for a good study.
Catherine Pettersson the founder of this festival, puts it this way, “I am someone who understands that as a writer getting inside the system is really tough, and festivals and workshops and events really help a lot”
Another factor that is intriguing is the quality of life in the Scandinavia countries. Norway, Denmark and Sweden were ranked first, second and third place respectively on the top of the global index in the eight categories: economy, education, entrepreneurship & opportunity, governance, health, personal freedom, safety & security and social capital.
World Happiness report
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.”
The UN’s World Happiness report ranked Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden at the top of their happiness list. Each one of these countries has curved its own way of living life to the fullest.
If you are one who is enthralled by culture diversity, breathtaking nature, high standards of living, life in the Scandinavia makes for a good a culture worth experiencing.