Stockholm, Sweden
Tamas, 31
Stylish Chemistry Grad Student
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a chemist who works on biotechnology projects, also a teacher at the university involved in high school student's science projects. I was always passionate about science and to broaden the human knowledge. Nowadays I try to design enzymes for many purposes.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Let's listen some Ed Sheeran, Castle on the Hill and I am back on track!

What are the best TV shows of all time?

As a serious one: Westworld, as a comedy one: Silicon Valley!

Name some spots in Stockholm that are good for a Tinder date.

The Pitcher is quite and you will be able to sit next to each other, Haymarket is fancier with jazz music and old-school NYC style, Bistro Bananas is not crazy loud but still cool. TAK bar, have a first kiss on the top of Stockholm is not a bad start...

Who’s your hero and where in Stockholm would you take them out for a serious hang?

I would have a walk and talk about the Scandinavian design with Jonathan Ive.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I like to discover smaller and more individual brands, like Selected, Samsoe and RW&CO.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Stockholm is pretty safe, I have never felt that I am in danger, even when I lived in a suburban area.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

To visit a spa, I love spas in general and there are at least two in Stockholm area, I am highly curious about them but never had a chance to visit any...

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Stockholm and where did you get it?

The most extreme one was the Swedish surströmming, which is fermented herring in saline solution. Terrible smell, but the fish itself is quite good and definitely an experience. I have tried with my friends, you can buy a can in many shops and then you should serve it with potatoes, flat bread, onions and sour cream! I am not sure any restaurant served this dish.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Stockholm that you particularly like?

Just recently visited a bar in the Stureplan area, what I couldn't find at first an then I realized it's kind of hidden on the back and top part of a restaurant, it's the Obaren. Nice place with small concerts and good beer!

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Stockholm? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

Probably Ulriksdals Wärdshus was the most expensive restaurant what I have visited during Christmas time, to have the official Swedish Christmas table, which is an amazing selection of food! It cost​ like 1000SEK/person.

What restaurant in Stockholm looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Samba Sushi on Gotgatan, Sodermalm doesn't look the best especially because it's a sushi place, but it was a great surprise, the sushi is fantastic there!!!

Where can you get the best cocktail in Stockholm? Which one do you like?

The best cocktail for the best price is at 20hundra5 in Vasastan area! Small and chill place, all the cocktails are great, I don't have any favorites since I​ have always tried something different and never made a mistake, maybe try the Batman one!

Where would you take your partner in Stockholm if you wanted to really pamper them?

I would bring her to the TAK rooftop bar, enjoy the view, have a great dinner with a Japanese IPA beer or a great glass of wine and look at the sunset above the islands of Stockholm.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Stockholm?

Rose bar is definitely overrated I think, high price for everything, have to be very well dressed up, especially for guys, I have been there once, it was good enough...

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Stockholm?

I think The Liffey bar is a bit underrated, I had no idea it exists until my friend showed me and I was quite negative about it, but when I have been there and listened to the live music and tasted the great beers, singing together with the people everything has changed and turned to be one of my favorite spots​!

What are the Stockholm spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Vasamuseet, a walk in Skeppsholmen island and Djurgarden, have a coffee and a cinnamon bun at Johan & Nystrom café, and finish with a dinner at Urban Deli!

Tomorrow’s your last day in Stockholm. How do you spend it?

I would have a brunch at the Greasy Spoon, then have a walk at Gamla stan, take the ferry till Djurgarden, sit and for while next to the sea. Afterwards walk back on the Strandvagen to​ the city center and eat something spectacular at Urban Deli.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

I like to travel to California, especially Los Angels! I have lived there for a while and it has a special place in my heart!

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