How old are you and what do you normally spend your days doing?
I am 31 years old and I usually spend my days with my family.
I have an engineering background and I like DIY projects, so I am often found with a screwdriver in my hand fixing (or breaking) things.
We like to travel so almost every month we make a short two-three-day trip to a different country in Europe.
Hello all ?? This week I will be hosting @thelocalsweden. My name is Zubair Ahmed and I am from #Pakistan. ?? I moved to Sweden with my wife in 2015. We arrived in Jönköping and fell in love with the city at first sight. ? The following week will be all about people, places and perspectives. I will share my favorite spots, hidden gems, stories and a glimpse of my daily life. ? I will try to keep it more interactive. So let’s buckle up and get ready for a fun ride ahead. ? #thelocalsweden #mysweden #life #expatliving #sweden
When and why did you move to your city/neighbourhood?
I moved to Sweden in 2015 with my wife as she got scholarship from Jönköping University for a Masters Degree.
Now, I am doing a management job here and she is working on multiple sustainability programmes going on in Pakistan.
These lake reflections were just unreal. We were just passing by but then stopped and couldn’t help but getting mesmerized by the upside down image of our world. ? … .. #thelocalsweden #mysweden #lake #bridge #night #lights #reflection #citylights #skyline #throwback #surreal #photography #jönköping #sweden
What do you love the most about your city/neighbourhood?
Serenity and calmness in the air.
What annoys you the most about your city/neighbourhood?
E4 – Driving from Stockholm towards Jönköping. This is one of the most scenic coastal highway I have driven on. It encompasses the magnificence of the Lake Vättern and showcases outstanding views of sunset ? ? ▪️ Fun fact: This picture was taken at 120km/h (From passenger side ?) ▪️ #thelocalsweden #mysweden #highway #longdrive #beautiful #views #photography #driving #travel #jönköping #sweden
How should I spend a day in your city/neighbourhood?
In the morning, you could go for a run along the beach. After breakfast, one can visit Stadsparken where awesome views of the city and a rare bell tower awaits you.
The park also features a small scale zoo and aviary. For the lunch, there are numerous options including local pizzerias, fine dining and global food chains. After lunch, a visit to Match Stick and Jönköping City Museum could provide insight to history of the city. Evening should be spent sipping chai lattes in one of the many lakeside cafés surrounded by stunning views of the Munksjö bridge. For the dinner and drinks, restaurants and bars in the city centre welcome you with a cozy and warm ambiance and local feel.
10 mins drive from Jönköping city, at Huskvarnaberget you get a fantastic view of whole Huskvarna city and Vätterbygden. A perfect place to bring your picnic basket or why not grill a bit. There is also a hiking trail that takes you from the mountain to the city park. #thelocalsweden #mysweden #photography #viewpoint #hike #silhouette citylights #jönköping #sweden
Other attractions include:
Rosenlunds Badhus, literally 'The bathhouse of Rosenlund', is a swimming hall where both adults and children can enjoy themselves. It is quite a big swimming hall with an 'adventure' section for the young ones, a diving room and also massages can be booked.
DreamHack is a LAN gaming event which takes place in the Elmia Expohall, right next to the bathhouse of Rosenlund. It is the world's largest LAN party – it usually takes place two times a year in June and November.
The beach. The beach of Lake Vättern is one of Jönköping's prides. During summertime it is an excellent place to go swimming, playing volleyball or even attending a small (free) festival which is held there annually (usually in August) called 'Vätternfesten'.
SofiaKyrkan – The largest and one of the oldest church in Jönköping county. During the latter part of the 19th century, the population increased steadily on the west and the need for a large church on the West grew. However, it took many years before the decision makers determined the location of the church building in the urban environment and the design with regard to the exterior as well as the interior. However, the bishop Johan Andersson on April 8 (first Sunday after Easter) 1888, inaugurated the new church on the west in Jönköping. The church is constructed in neo-Gothic style and designed by the architect and professor G.F Dahl who also designed the Royal Library in Stockholm. The church has been named after Queen Sofia, Oscar II's object. The neo-Gothic style, imitated from medieval shrines, provides much light, air and space. #church #thelocalsweden #mysweden #blackandwhite #photography #color #beautiful #jönköping #sweden
What's a fun fact not everyone knows about your city/neighbourhood?
Jönköping is the birthplace of the safety match. Gränna, a suburb of Jönköping, is the hometown of the peppermint rock candy.