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Dansens hus

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  • Day104

    Transit

    July 16, 2017 in Sweden

    Randi tried calling Europcar for us but it's closed on a Saturday..... beyond stupid.
    We figured we would just have to walk the 2km detour to go ask the man at the desk who is obviously a dick for ignoring the phones. We know he is there because we returned the car yesterday outside of open hours.
    Hmph.😀
    Said bye to Randi and headed off.
    We bought her flowers and chocolate to say thanks.
    The sun was shining today!
    While walking I was having anxiety because I was prepping myself for the blow and yet still had a small hope it would be there.
    There was a man at the desk...
    he took me to the car but it had been cleaned 😩😩😩 I couldn't find it.
    The worker asked the cleaner if he had found it....
    now, you shouldn't judge a book by its cover but he was a suspicious looking character if I ever saw one.
    Ponytail with tats.
    HE SAID HE DIDN'T HAVE IT - LIES, I KNOW IT WAS IN THE CAR 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
    I'm gutted πŸ˜”
    We left to find something to eat. I feel a little more at peace knowing there is nothing more I could have done. I would be kicking myself if I didn't at least go check.
    As sheik as black looks I need all my possessions to be fluro orange.
    If Will hadn't have been rushing me with packing up the laptop I would have checked better - I normally do because I know what I'm like. πŸ˜” not his fault, it's mine. Still sad.

    We walked to TGIFridays near central station - my back was dripping. Grey shirts show sweat badly.
    I had the sliders burger option and it was amazeballs.
    We went over to the station early to make sure we found the right platform in time and could ask if we needed to print tickets.
    We found it easy and we didn't - woo so nothing left to do but wait 40 mins for our departure.
    The seats were find and about halfway through the trip we found the power outlets which was great so we could use our phones without them dying.
    It's about a 5 hour train ride to Stockholm.
    I was tired and mopey so I had a nap on the table tray.
    I slept quite a bit actually but it left my neck a bit tight.
    We arrived with no issues - our hostel was only 409m away and easy to find.
    Check in was the most complicated we have yet had.
    We are in different dorms so different information was being flown about. We were each given maps to find our rooms and codes that change daily.
    It has a no shoes policy so we had to walk around in socks?
    It doesn't sound that complicated but that's because I cant remember half of it because it was too much to take in. lol
    I remember some doors only open at certain times and we were given info about where to our linen at checkout too? Idk. Too much
    It's a cool hostel though. Pretty big.
    I went to my room which was easy to find and put my bag in a locker and found a bed - top bunk - I don't mind though - I only hate it when it's a wooden frame.
    Met Will outside - he showed me his room - you have to go through a maze to get there...
    he gave me the laptop then he went and had a beer.
    He asked me to come join him in the 'party area??' So I did - the dj was terrible so we went for a walk.
    We had dinner and walked back.
    We booked flights to London for the 12th of August then we went to our own dorms. I have since booked a ferry to Estonia, and accommodation for Estonia and Latvia πŸ‘πŸΌ
    I finally did the schengen math and it turns out we probably can't do France with Jess - we only have 2 schengen days remaining. We have told her so we are coming up with a new plan - our London Bnb got approved though😬

    Will says we will buy me a new kindle tomorrow because he knows I use it all the time.
    I just want my old one back πŸ˜” not to be a 2 year old but my daddy bought it for me πŸ˜”

    It's 1am. Should probably go to bed.
    We are meeting each other at 10am tomorrow.
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  • Day104

    Stockholm

    July 16, 2017 in Sweden

    Bed was so comfy. I got too hot using my sleeping bag so I switched to the hostel sheet.
    Met Will about 10:20 in the common room section.
    We went for a walk with no real plan.
    We tried to find somewhere for breakfast but once again the ridiculous that is europe struck again.
    Once again the only 2 places available was tgifriday of McDonald.
    We went with the cheaper option... it was still expensive - more so than Norway. 😩
    I looked up the meeting place of our tour we are doing later and Will looked up shopping centers for us to buy me a kindle and him a USB wall charger for his phone.
    We found a dick smith type of place but it didn't sell kindles :( we bought Wills thing though.
    We found another shop in the shopping center - they didn't have it either but the guy knew where did and gave us directions and a street address- he even provided what number it was which I though was impressive and a little strange.
    Walk walk walk - it was called Webballen and

    THEY HAD KINDLES πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
    So $250 later 😢😢😢😢
    I HAVE A NEW KINDLE ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️
    Thanksyou Wil❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️
    We went and sat down in 'the espresso house' which is a really big chain here and had a drink because it was really sunny and hot. I had an iced passion fruit mint thing which was excellent and made me cold lol.
    We walked back to the hostel because I wanted to set up my new kindle πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

    Got the laptop out and had to change my amazon password because I can never remember which password I've used - it's always the same word/numbers - I hate websites that make you used a capital, number or symbol cause I can't remember which version I've used 😩
    Anyway, logged on, cancelled my old kindle so the THIEF can't use my account to buy anything but I didn't mark it as lost or stolen because I would rather the kindle continue to be used and not get throw away because it's now useless. They can read if they pay for it. Lol

    So bless the system - all my books automatically downloaded to the same page I was on 😍

    We left for our tour at 3:45 - on the way we realized we needed to find an ATM so we could tip at the end.
    An almost impossible task. We found on in the station but I am genuinely surprised not to have found one on their main shopping strip.

    Our guide had clear English but she had the biggest pointy out nippled ever and they distracted me the entire tour. It was like the mentors add. They were so thick πŸ˜‚
    Anyway,

    Our first stop was outside the opera where she told a story about a murdered king I think ( someone important lol) and told us of the free museum that displays the clothing he was wearing when shot. We plan to go tomorrow.
    We walked to a bridge that had a nice view and found the very modest Prime ministers house. It's prime location because the parliament building is opposite lol.
    We walked on through old town and came to the palace. We learnt about the Royal family and how progressive they are - the eldest, not first boy gets the throne and there are some interesting characters married in such as a reality tv star haha.
    We learnt about the palace ghost - this bit interested me the most.
    Supposedly the ghost only appears when someone is going to die and was last seen In 1920?
    Story goes the princess was very sick - the flag was at half mast but no one had put it like that so so a guard was sent up to fix it but never came back down. A second guard got sent up and found the first guard quivering saying he had see the ghost.
    The princess then died that day. They were going to bury her in the veil she was married in but her husband wanted to keep it as a token of their love.
    This woman was the current queen of Denmarks (Margaret) grandmother.
    It got passed down ....
    When princess Mary married Prince Fredrick she wore that same veil.
    I think it's cool.

    They had female palace guards and I'm not sure if I've seen that before.

    The youngest daughter of the current king/queen married a suit. He didn't want to give up his money so when they are introduced it's princess Madeline and MR Something hahahah

    There is a church we are going to try go to tomorrow as well which has every royal family member buried there - except one who is in the Vatican.

    We walked on an got shown a Viking stone that a shopkeeper liked so then transported it to there house over 500 years ago πŸ˜‚
    It's engraved with cool markings - it's in honor of someone's son.

    We then learnt a little bit about Vikings.
    She made it very clear that Vikings did not have horns on their helmets and that idea came from a play or something and the idea stuck lol.
    They did drink from then though.
    In Viking law you are not allowed to steal - you are allowed to kill though and a dead man can't own anything... problem solved lol.

    It started drizzling - she talked about the Vasa ship - we will learn more when we go to it's museum tomorrow. πŸ‘πŸΌ

    I can see lots of magnet options πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

    We tipped 50krone - I was going to give 100 but there was at least 30 people on the tour.
    She lost money for having distracting nipples.
    Seriously though put them away.

    She was a great guide. Me and Will both agree that Martin from Bulgaria is still our favourite. He was an unintentional crack up.

    We were going to have tacos for dinner but it was shut so we found Thai - it had a buffet and I finally got some fried rice 😬😬😬
    Back at hostel now - we've showered and are now in our separate rooms.
    I now plan to read :)
    Finished book :(
    But now I get to pick a new series 😬😬😬😬

    Also I don't remember if I stated my opinions on Norway.
    Basically Oslo sucks lol. Super boring and not pretty.
    Norway itself however is divine.

    Sweden I'm unsure of so far. It's just a another city really. I generally like somewhere if I do cool shit there though so hopefully tomorrow's activities are good :)

    There are gypsies here - have seen any of them in a while.
    Like shaking a cup in my face is going to convince me to give you money. I'm more sympathetic to the silent man sitting in the corner.
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  • Day105

    Stockholm

    July 17, 2017 in Sweden

    Big day planned today.
    I had to let Will into my room because I had his tooth brush. We pre paid for one days breakfast from the hostel so we went to get that - what a disgrace! At this "buffet" you are only allowed one of everything - too bad if you don't like something. So basically we paid $10 each for one croissant and a tiny glass of juice.
    My opinion on this shall be reflected in my review.
    We then walked about 3km to go to the Vasa museum. We saw the prettier side to Stockholm today - our walk alone the water was very nice.
    We got to the museum and it was pretty popular - supposedly it's the most visited museum in Scandinavia.
    So basically, the Vasa was a war ship that King Gustav? Number something, hired people to build. The people building it told the king that his requests were not normal and the dimensions were wrong ra ra ra but the king wouldn't listen because he wanted it to look a certain way and he was going to have it his way - so they built it anyway. Lo and behold it didn't make it out of the harbour before capsizing and killing 30-50 people.
    It was obviously such an embarrassment at the time that no one retrieved it and it lay at the bottom of the ocean for hundreds of years before finally someone decided to go get it.
    98% was well enough preserved which is really impressive - had something to do with the water.
    No one was ever convicted for its failure. Or at least no transcripts saying so have been found.
    They tried to convict many people with saying the captain didn't tie up the cannons or the crew was drunk etc etc but all survivors testimony stated everything was done correctly.

    Ok so the ship was friggen massive and so so impressive!
    The detailing was just ridiculous and no wonder it sunk lol I would loved to have seen it when it was coloured. You can always tell in museums what has be remodeled and what is old - it was all old.
    There were heaps of side rooms with different things to look at regarding the ship such as anchors, ropes, tools etc but my favourite part was obviously the ship itself and the 12 or so bodies they had on display from people found on board. They had remodeling of their faces and info on the ones with enough bones and shared info on how they lived - just like the tv series Bones - what she does. It was very cool. Who walked with a limp etc.
    2 women were on board too.

    We were both pretty hungry because of our crappy breakfast - we walked back 2 kilometers to find a place to eat - GUESS WHAT IT WAS?!? TGIFridays - right next door to McDonald's πŸ˜‚
    We ate - not sure if we are meant to tip here - I never bothered looking it up. πŸ™„ we didn't lol.

    We then walked the 2km back to the Swedish history museum which was free entry 😬😬😬
    We like free things😝
    We first went to the gold room.
    I know gold is expensive and considered treasure but I just don't get it so I know I didn't appreciate this display as others might. I just looked at everything - pretty lol.
    We went upstairs and looked at other old things. Will doesn't give me enough time to read everything so I have to pick and chose haha. We went through a religious section and then a display which had helmets you could put on. One was really heavy and the other- pfttt you wouldn't even be able to see the enemy coming - it had such small eye holes!
    Feeling the chain mail was cool.
    We kept walking - it was a really weird set up and to be completely honest I didn't really take anything in because I forgot my pills this morning and was too tired too.
    We found the Viking section and I was a little disappointed by it. It wasn't as grizzly or badass as I would have liked. It had normal everyday farmer crap. I don't care about the plate and bowl they owned - I want to see their helmet and weapons! Lol
    We then went to walk to the next museum but my legs were dying and I had the tired giggles so we sat down.
    We decided we would do it in the morning because we have several hours to kill before our flight. But we did go to old town to get me a magnet 😜
    On the way home i finally bought a hat too. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
    I've been royalty spoilt the last 2 days. We need to get to Estonia so we can stop depleting the funds so much.
    Got home had pills and then I crashed on the couch for 2 hours.
    Will downloaded and watched the new game of thrones episode - I might watch it on the plane tomorrow :)
    He also joined 'Steam' and spent a long time figuring out an account name that wasn't taken (online games shop)
    We went next door to have Swedish meatballs because we get a discount because we are from the hostel. Well from 5-7 we do and it was 7:15 :(
    They were still really good - they came with these weird berries that made it sweet.
    Back in my bed now and ready for more sleep. Just posted my weekly update on Facebook #hilarious.
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