Norra Bantorget

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  • Day16


    June 14, 2019 in Sweden ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    It was a bit of a cluster@#$& this morning getting out of the port and in the van with SPB. There are 6 of us off the boat, the tour guide Maria and the driver Veronica.

    So we go for a driving tour around town, the traffic is a bit overwhelming but we get to our first stop Vasa Museum.

    If you couldn’t figure out the last pic...it is a commode!
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  • Day6

    4 - Stockholm

    August 7, 2019 in Sweden ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    After a bit of a disaster with our hostel we are finally settled down and enjoyed our first day. We arrived Tuesday night at 22 o’clock in Stockholm and we went straight for our hostel. When we arrived it was kind of a disappointment. The place was far away, we had to share a room with 12 or 20 people and also there was this really weird and creepy guy who freaked people out. So we decided to find a new hostel. After we checked in the next morning we started to explore the city.

    At first we walked a little bit through old town, the place in beautiful but very touristy. After that we went kayaking. It was such an amazing experience to go kayaking through Stockholm. The view was amazing and I felt sooooo little.

    After our kayaking adventure we took the scooters back to the hostel and grabbed some dinner. It was nice trying out Swedish meatballs. After dinner we went for a walk but after 10 minutes of walking we got tired and grabbed the scooters again. We bumped in some sort of togetherness festival and joined the party. Even though there were only Asian there. I felt sooooo blonde haha. The party was very nice and we decided to walk all the way back to the hostel. Back at the hostel we decided to go out for a drink with the whole group and some other guys we just met, it was nice but I was really tired so at 0:30 am we leaved and went to bed.

    Thank god that we are staying more than one full day in Stockholm since we wasted much time with the hostel thing. Tomorrow we also have one full day of exploring 😁
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  • Day8

    Stockholm part 2

    August 9, 2019 in Sweden ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Thursday morning we started off we celebrating the birthday of a fellow traveler by eating cake as breakfast. After that I went for a walk through the city. We saw a lot of things like the national museum, king’s garden and the opera. Also we walked past the Riksdag. We ended up in a espresso house and meeted the others over there.

    I decided to go to the ABBA museum since I am a huge fan. I loved the abba museum, we learned a lot about the beginning of abba but also during and after abba. The museum was interactive so we did a karaoke and we filmed a music video. I would definitely recommend going to the abba museum, you can do and see a lot of things. The museum was located outside of the city center but it was a 45 minutes walk and with a good view.

    After that we grabbed dinner at a place called Vigårda. We had a burger for 90 SEK which is pretty cheap and the burger was really good!

    We decided to go back to the hostel and we chilled for a little bit. 5 minutes later we were in a chicken nugget fight, it was fun haha. But they locked me out of my own room and since I didn’t had my card I went to the other room haha. We grabbed a drink down stairs and after that we went to bed, it was a really fun last night in Sweden. 😁🇸🇪
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  • Day18

    Stockholm Adventures

    January 3, 2018 in Sweden ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    Today I explored the old city Gamla Stan, visited the Royal Palace and saw the changing of the guard, went on a walking tour of Gamla Stan, went to the Nordic museum and went to the Vasa museum.

    “The Vasa ship capsized and sank in Stockholm 1628. After 333 years on the sea bed the mighty warship was salvaged. Today Vasa is the world's only preserved 17th century ship and the most visited museum in Scandinavia.”
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  • Day45

    Shopping in Stockholm

    September 6, 2017 in Sweden ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Although I am the second oldest person staying at the hostel, I really like it. They have everything here for the traveller and are very friendly. It is only costing $Aus140 a night - you can't get a hotel this close to town for under $Aus250 and as I said, our double room with ensuite is so big. Grace is busy this morning so Mary and I decided to go for a walk, see the city sights and do some shopping.

    I remembered that the mall has Lions in the pavement at each end so when I came to a Lion , off I went - problem is there are Lions in many places and these ones were a right angles to where I wanted to go. Nevertheless we had a good long walk. We resorted to SIRI who took us to the Nobel Prize Hall and the market outside - plenty of restaurants here.

    The photo of Mary standing near a fungi display shows only a tiny part of the stalls that are selling all types of fungi and other produce. We went into a multi story deli - you should see the size of the cuts of meat - I asked Mary to put her hand nearby so you could see their size in the photo - huge!

    Needing to go to the toilet we found a group of unisex toilets. problem was - no place for coins and certainly not for free - you had to use your smart credit card to get in - at a cost of SEK8, which is about 80 cents. I did notice a couple in one booth together - saving money I expect.

    Grace had mentioned that she wished she had a record player. We found suitable ones in the UK and Ireland, the problem was getting it to her. I took the risk that we could buy one in Stockholm - even though all the web sites I looked had only had HiFi systems at super high prices.

    We found what we were looking for in Stockholm, a record player with inbuilt speakers. Before buying we searched other stores but could find nothing. So we bought it for Grace and a second hand record to boot - all worked out well - I'm happy we were able to solve her problem.

    Grace invited us to drinks at the end of a marketing workshop at her workplace - Stockholm Music. Met a marketer who worked on the Optus account in Australia in the 90's - very interesting. After a few drinks we headed back to the hostel with Grace.

    Over dinner Grace booked the ferry to Gotland and connecting buses - we need to be at the Central Station by 9:30am - should that be easy as we are now familiar with packing routines.

    So off the Gotland tomorrow - one of the highlights of our trip.

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  • Day19

    Last day in Stockholm

    January 4, 2018 in Sweden ⋅ 🌧 2 °C

    Today I had kanelbullar (cinnamon buns but with cardamom) in Södermalm, visited Drottningholm Palace which is the official residence of the royal family and had meatballs in Östermalm Saluhall (food hall).
    After taking the train back to Göteborg I was treated to homemade Semla courtesy of Britt and Fredrik.

    “Semla consists of a cardamom-spiced wheat bun which has its top cut off, and is then filled with a mix of milk and almond paste, topped with whipped cream. The cut-off top serves as a lid and is dusted with powdered sugar.”
    “Semlor are available in shops and bakeries every day from shortly after Christmas until Easter.”
    “King Adolf Frederick of Sweden died of digestion problems on February 12, 1771 after consuming a meal consisting of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, smoked herring and champagne, which was topped off by fourteen helpings of hetvägg (semla), the king's favorite dessert.”
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  • Day79

    Stockholm und Lisbeth Salander

    July 18, 2019 in Sweden ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Stockholm, die Stadt in der sich die Millennium Trilogie abspielt. Das meiste spielt sich in Södermalm ab, wo wir mit den Fahrrädern viel Zeit verbracht haben. Wir haben gut gebruncht, uns im Hostel ein Doppelbett sowie La casa de papel Staffel 3 gegönnt und an einem Dayrave teilgenommen, welcher Dancehall und Afrobeats gespielt hat. Günstig oder überhaupt länger zu parken wurde zur Mission, welche wir aber prima meistern konnten und als Tüpli auf dem „i“ gabs noch ne gratis Schwedischlektion bei Burger, Bier und N2O 😄Read more

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