Meet Nick Stefanovic, an avid traveler, handsome doctor and stylish Irishman, who is currently in Sweden. We had the chance to ask him some questions.
So what are you doing in Sweden Nick?
- I'm finishing up medical school and had to do 4 weeks of practice this summer, so I figured: Why not go abroad? Sweden's a beautiful country with an extremely advanced healthcare system so here I am!
How’s Gothenburg treating you so far?
- Gothenburg has actually been a cultural shock! It's a beautiful city, but I think the reserved Swedes are the polar opposite of hyper-open Irish people. But yes, I loved the nature, the street style, the nightlife across everywhere I've been in Scandinavia!
"Gothenburg has actually been a cultural shock! It's a beautiful city, but I think the reserved Swedes are the polar opposite of hyper-open Irish people"
So you’re from Dublin. Tell us about some favourite spots there?
- A weekend favourite is brunch in The Pepper Pot followed by coffee in Clement and Pekoe or Coffeeangel, with a wander around town after. Their pear and bacon sandwich is a must-have for anyone coming to visit. You also can't beat an after work pizza and pint in The Bernard Shaw- located in Portobello, the back of the Shaw is one of the best places you could be on a summer evening. Finally Dublin 8 as an area, especially around the neighborhoods of Portobello and The Liberties! Probably where you'll find me most often. So many incredible cafes, shops and bars. Make sure to check out Love Supreme, Two Pups, Meet Me In The Morning, Neon. Urban Plant Life is up there with one of my favourite plant stores I've been to full stop.
Sounds incredible! By the way, do you have any dream destinations? Where would you go Nick?
- I've always had a huge soft spot for Berlin and love returning there. But if I have to pick of a dream place to go it would be Tbilisi, Georgia and the surrounding countryside. I've only heard incredible things about the culture, nightlife and so on. Will hopefully visit soon and let you know!
Nick, thank you so much for taking time and talking to Gayze, we’re thrilled about the future and to follow your travels through your instagram @nickotene and seeing where you’ll go next!
/ STELIOS VASILANTONAKIS, CO-FOUNDER