Stockholm - exploringSeptember 16, 2015 in Sweden
Did a walking tour in the morning, including downtown areas, some nice gardens, and the rather underwhelming Stockholms Konserthaus, where they give out the Nobel Prizes (statue out front was more interesting, #1).
I followed up the tour with Sweden's version of Starbucks: Espresso House (#2,3). Mmmmm, cream and sugar :) There are only about 4 Starbucks shops in Sweden despite the Swedes being some of the top coffee-drinkers per capita in the world. They also have a great concept called "fika": a coffee (or tea) break usually with cake or pastries.
In my wandering I also found a sweet shop with some amazing curly candy. I eventually bought two coconut-covered chocolate things which turned out to be filled with a sorta marshmallow. The shop owner assured me were very traditional but I have forgotten their names so I have no idea if this is true.
Heading south next (#6), across a bridge to the island of Gamla Stan where the old town and palace are located...Read more