Sunday, August 2, 2009

Goteborg, Sweden

Elina Hjalmarsson & Erica Hertzberg

As usually, in all of our trips we meet new people and we make new friendships. When last year we have traveled to Goteborg, we had the great chance to meet the charming Erica Hertzberg and Elina Hjalmarsson who love Greece and try to learn some Greek. We keep in touch with them and today we have received this picture (above) which reminded us the beautiful trip we had in their lovely country.

I like to travel in other countries and places to experience new cultures, new ideas, history, scenery and to see other people. For me travelling is something which has to do with learning ‘other’ and ‘others’! Travelling all these years around the world, I fount out that I have broaden my mind being more open and reciprocate to change, tolerant to others and less racist…Goteborg, Sweden

Thank you Erica and Elina for being our friends! TACK!

Όπως, συνήθως σε όλα τα ταξίδια μας, γνωρίζουμε νέους ανθρώπους και φτιάχνουμε νέες φιλίες. Όταν πήγαμε λοιπόν πέρσι στο Γκέτεμποργκ της Σουηδίας είχαμε την καλή τύχη να γνωρίσαμε τις πανέμορφες Erica Hertzberg και Elina Hjalmarsson οι οποίες αγαπούν την Ελλάδα, μαθαίνουν ελληνικά και θέλουν να ταξιδέψουν στα μέρη μας. Κρατούν επαφή μαζί μας και σήμερα πήραμε αυτή την όμορφη φωτογραφία η οποία μας θύμισε το ωραίο μας ταξίδι στην ωραία τους πατρίδα.

Μου αρέσει πολύ να ταξιδεύω σε άλλες χώρες και τόπους για να γνωρίσω άλλες κουλτούρες, πολιτισμούς, νέες ιδέες, ιστορία, φυσικές ομορφιές και να γνωρίσω άλλους ανθρώπους. Για μένα η χαρά του ταξιδιού έχει να κάνει με τη μάθηση για το ‘άλλο’ και τους ‘άλλους’. Ταξιδεύοντας όλα αυτά τα χρόνια, έχω διευρύνει το πνεύμα μου, έγινα πιο ανοιχτός, πιο δεκτικός στην αλλαγή, ανεχτικός στους άλλους και λιγότερο ρατσιστής… Γκετεμποργκ

16 comments:

Janie said...

Cute young ladies!
I agree, those who have travelled seem much more broad-minded about many things.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Janie. Very nice indeed and charming young girls! Love them. Glad you agree with the views on travelling.

ΕΛΕΝΑ said...

Συμπαθέστατες και οι δύο κοπελιές!
Πολύ χαιρόμαστε που αγαπούν την Ελλάδα!!

Debbie said...

The two girls are certainly Swedish beauties. I'm not surprised that you make friends wherever you go Philip. You are just that kind of a person and you always show interest in others. I think you're a good friend to have.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

@ ΕΛΕΝΑ. Και πολύ καλές Έλενα μου και οι δυο τους. Για να είναι φίλες μας, σίγουρα αγαπούν την Ελλάδα μας!

@ Debbie. One of the best things I enjoy very much is making new friends all over the world. The world is so small, especially if you don't consider yourself as a unique in the universe...
Thank you my dear friend Debbie for your kind words.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I agree completely with the sentiments expressed today on your outstanding site. That is one of the reasons that I have started a new blog to show some of my travel photos. I appreciate your stopping by to visit the site, and apologize that I did not have it ready with my first post before you visited. I have now done my first post, which happens to be a few photos from Petra, Jordan. I hope you find my site of interest.

Protege said...

As I grew up in Sweden, this was a fun post for me. Glad you enjoyed traveling in Scandinavia as well.;))

Cheryl said...

I always tell my friends that everyone should have the opportunity to travel for the same reason that you've mentioned, to promote better understanding, tolerance and above all respect for other cultures. There's so much to learn from the world outside of our everyday lives. Like you, we always make friends wherever we go and our friendships enrich our lives as they are lasting.
I'm sure that these two ladies are thrilled to have become friends with your family.

Rita said...

Travelling broadens the mind, I agree!

Gothenburg is lovely. Beautiful architecture and it's so nice that you also take pictures ot people in the streets. Your postings are always many-sided.

Swedish is one of my favourite languages :)

BLOGitse said...

and blogging is also a very good way to find more and more interesting people!
I have a party on my blog today - you're all welcome! :)

Phivos Nicolaides said...

@ Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com. I thank you so much for your kind and generous comments. I appreciate your kindness. I have visited your excellent blogs and I left my comments. I also added your blog on my “Blog List”. Thank you again and keep in touch. The world is so small… Philip

@ Protege. My dear you are an international citizen of the world! So glad always to hear from you. Warm regards from Cyprus!

@ Cheryl. My good friend Cheryl I share your views on travelling. In fact if I can say this: “Traveling makes us better people”!!

@ Rita. Absolutely! Traveling makes us think a little bit different! I guess you know very well Swedish! Kiitos, Rita, Tack.

@ BLOGitse. No doubt bloggins is also a very good tool to meet interesting people like you. I have visited your beautiful blog and left a comment. Kind regards, Philip

kyllimarjaana said...

Oh those Swedish girls are so famiar to me . Like neighbours .

Phivos Nicolaides said...

kyllimarjaana. They are familiar, beautiful and very nice!

JamanFou said...

Συνόψισες πολύ ωραία στην τελευταία παράγραφο τι σημαίνει να ταξιδεύει κανείς σε νέους τόπους...

Phivos Nicolaides said...

JamanFou. Θέλω, να πιστεύω ότι λίγο ή πολύ ισχύει για τους περισσότερους από εμάς... (με κάθε επιφύλαξη)!!

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

i've always loved Göteborg! And i am there several times a year...