So, I’ve been lucky enough to have been invited to undertake some soil research at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Umeå, Sweden. After one month (two months to go), my wife and I have seen the weather change from a frosty snow wonderland into something quite pleasant, warm and sunny.

For your reference, Umeå is the capital of Nothern Sweden, and is pretty much halfway up the length of the country, along the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia – see the Google map below! Essentially, it’s the furthest point from our home town (Brisbane, Australia) you can probably get. 30+ hours travel can get you anywhere. Except a few places, I suppose.

I might talk about the real reason why I’m here in Umeå another post, but travelling to another country is always the perfect excuse to bust out the camera and go wild (and practice my photography skills) – so here are a few happy-snaps of our exploratory missions around Umeå. Enjoy! 😀