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Norra Bantorget

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  • Day18

    Stockholm Adventures

    January 3 in Sweden

    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.”Read more

  • Day45

    Shopping in Stockholm

    September 6, 2017 in Sweden

    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. Meet 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.

    Cheers
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  • Day19

    Last day in Stockholm

    January 4 in Sweden

    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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  • Day1

    Finally arrived!

    December 5, 2016 in Sweden

    Wir sind endlich angekommen und es ist ganz schön kalt hier.
    Das Zimmer ist wunderschön, der Empfang war sehr freundlich und wir hoffen das der Rest unseres Urlaubs genau so schön wird!

    Und nein... Wir haben uns nicht verflogen 😉

  • Day2

    Unser erstes "Schwedisches" Frühstück

    December 6, 2016 in Sweden

    Die Bar des Hotels dient morgens als Frühstücksraum.
    Hier kann man gemütlich den Tag beginnen und sich bei Bacon, Rührei, Toast und gegrillter Tomate die Menschen vor der Tür ansehen 😊

    Leider gibt es kein Buffet, sonst würde man auch noch richtig fett werden dabei 😀

  • Day3

    Auf dem Weg zur Vasa

    December 7, 2016 in Sweden

    Am zweiten Tag unseres Stockholm Aufenthaltes machten wir uns auf den Weg um Schwedens größtes Kriegsschiff zu besichtigen.

    Die Vasa sank im Jahr 1928 während ihrer Jungfernfahrt und wurde 333 Jahre später geborgen.
    Die erste und einzige Fahrt dauerte ganze 1300m und dabei starben etwa 55 Menschen.

    Seit der Bergung 1961 steht sie in einem Museum und wird konserviert.

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