Source: RES Travel magazine
[Translated & edited]
Date: May 2016
Sweden's foremost actor Michael
Nyqvist talks about his favorite destinations in the
world. New York and Paris are his two favorite cities,
Capri is the favorite island, Caffé Greco in Rome is
where he goes for a cup of coffee, New American Bar in
New York for meatballs. To Tuscany he goes to drink
New York and Paris. Two gastronomic metropolises, which
I cannot really choose from. I have lived in New York
for six years and still live in Paris in a neighborhood
that feels like a city in the big metropolis. The
butcher almost runs out and talks about life when he
sees me. I like cities like Paris where you know the
wings of history, but I like New York too. There every
street corner is a movie. I like walking around the
city, especially along the East River and I imagine how
I'm in different movies. In addition, both cities have
their parks that allow you to breathe.
The beach of Hossegor on the French Atlantic coast. You
can go there until you die, the beach never ends. It is
often crowded on land, but full of surfers in the water.
It is also a good place for fishing.
Capri. I was there the first time when I was eight years
old and I still think it's a blend between Gröna Lund
and the South Sea. Here is San Michele, Axel Munthes old
farm, which is amazing, and the Blue Cave (Grotta Azzura),
the quay of the sea, and as people have gone in since
the 18th century to be amazed at its beauty. The island
is a classic destination for Italians as well as
tourists and has not adapted to its visitors. It is
genuine and "cheesy".
Caffé Greco in Rome. Here are the magnitudes that
Vivaldi and Churchill have been in and the story is in
the walls. They have a serving car with small incisions
on which the coups roll in. It feels very outdated, but
Old American Bar in New York. An incredibly nice, old
19th century bar where you always get a friend. Upstairs
they serve food, and the menu contains simple dishes
such as meatballs.
Uma in Bhutan. It is wonderfully beautiful, halfway up
in the mountains with unobtrusive views. The place is
characterized by its friendliness, the staff
are pleasant and the food good. There is a field where
you can practice shooting with bow and arrow, the
country's national sport. In the evenings when they come
to arrange the room for the night, they do not put any
chocolate on the pillow but they light a fire!
Le Pré Verre in Paris. My neighborhood hook that does
not look much for the world - it's like a beer hake -
but they have the best kitchen in the world.
Pildammsparken in Malmö or Hyde Park in London. Two
incredible oases, both of which have a mixture of tuktat
and otuktat. You can see the vanity of man here, but
also the strength of nature and how it overcomes the
will of man.
As soon as I come to a big city like Paris, London or
New York, I'm looking for small stores. I almost never
buy anything, but it's a pleasure to go in there talking
about oils for the chin with the staff that are unique.
Tuscany. I like Italian wines because
they are linked to food - they are designed to lift the
dish. Tuscan wines have a wonderful aroma. When you
smell the wines, you will sense the spices that grow on
the ground. I am especially fond of the grape Sangiovese,
which means Jupiter's blood. It cannot get better.
I always have a book, a script and something to write
in. I usually pack a pair of underwear, socks and a
toothbrush, even if the luggage is gone.
Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence. Every time I'm there,
I'm being taken by a new board. I can watch paintings
for hours and then suddenly it's a masterpiece in front
of me. Gender to enter usually always be very long if
you have not purchased tickets in advance. Sometimes you
can wait for up to six hours. But it may be worth it
because it's always an incredible commerce going on
outside. The Mannerhei Museum in Helsinki is another fun
museum. Here you can walk around with a guard who is
afraid of something to do. He is very attentive and
solemn, on the verge of being a comic.