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  • Day49

    Hej Stockholm!

    July 23 in Sweden

    After 7 hours travelling by bus we arrived in Stockholm this afternoon. The next three nights we will sleep on a small boat with a great view on downtown Stockholm. It is really warm here so we were able to sit on deck till late in the night...

    Nach einer 7-stündigen Busfahrt haben wir heute am späten Nachmittag Stockholm erreicht. Hier schlafen wir die nächsten drei Nächte auf einem Boot mit perfektem Blick auf Stockholm. Da es hier auch gegen Abend noch warm genug ist konnten wir bis spät am Abend an Deck sitzen... Morgen schauen wir uns Stockholm dann näher an!Read more

  • Day51

    Stockholm: City & Beach

    July 25 in Sweden

    We never thought that we will go swimming in Sweden and now we did it twice... After a walking tour through the city yesterday we enjoyed a small and really crowded beach on Langholmen Island by eating ice cream today. Not too bad for a city trip... :)🍦

    Tomorrow our short visit in Sweden will end... :( We need to come back some day!

    Wer hätte gedacht, dass wir in Schweden zwei Badetage einlegen können? Nach der Nordsee waren wir heute noch in den Ausläufern der Ostsee am Badestrand von der Insel Langholmen mitten in Stockholm. Hier gönnten wir uns ein Eis und entspannten bei 29° im Schatten.

    Gestern sind wir den ganzen Tag durch die coole Stadt gelaufen. Gefühlt wird die Stadt zurzeit allerdings komplett umgebaut, sodass man kaum eine Ecke ohne Baustelle findet.

    Morgen endet unser kurzer Schwedenbesuch schon wieder... Schade!
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  • Day349

    Vinterviken Park, Stockholm

    June 10, 2017 in Sweden

    When getting ready to fit the new spokes to the bike wheel, Will found that the spindle around which the wheel rotated was bent. Even with new spokes the wheel wouldn't run straight so we decided the best course of action was to get a new wheel with a spindle and cog se, as the okd cog set was also badly worn. Luckily there was a large Decathlon store near Stockholm and armed with all the measurements, Will was able to pick out the right parts.

    We'd hoped to stay at a car park about 7km outside of Sweden's capital city but when we arrived there was a 6 hour time limit for parking. It was lunch time and we were by a park so we took the blanket and had a picnic under a tall Oak. We didn't want to expose Poppy to too much temptation while we were eating, but she came out and joined us afterwards as we lay back and chilled out in the afternoon warmth.

    We found Vintervikens Park even closer to Stockholm and were able to stay the night in its car park. Will found fitting the new wheel and cog set surprisingly easy and after some testing and adjustment it seemed ready to go!

    The following morning we took the amazing cycle tracks into the city centre. There were a few ups and downs but the lanes were sensibly designed with their own traffic lights and we had priority when crossing side roads. The bike was so much easier to ride and it felt great to whizz along the roads under our own steam. We even found an advertising board with an air pump incase we'd needed to inflate the tyres!

    Stockholm was a city of bridges (57 in total!) and 14 islands. All buildings in the centre were tall and the majority were sleek, modern looking and in excellent condition. However, after crossing the bridge to Gamla Stan (the old town) the walls were made of stone and many were painted warm colours of tumeric and paprika with minimal and tasteful decoration that invited you to seek it out instead of jumping in your face and competing with its neighbours for your attention.

    We passed by a bayonet wielding guard in a royal blue uniform to peek in the huge Royal Palace where mass was taking place in the Royal Chapel. Streets were busy in places but nothing like the crush we'd experienced in Italian cities. Stockholm has a large number of museums but we had decided just to wander and take in the atmosphere. There were a few feature buildings such as the skeletal gothic tower atop a brick built church and a domed roof displaying shining golden starbursts.

    Taking some time out, we found an empty flight of steps leading down to the river where we sat and ate our packed lunch before returning to the tourist strip to peruse the souvenir shops. There was a theme of brightly painted wooden horses and the normal 'tourist tat' was very good quality with a price tag to match. As something practical, small and light weight, we've been collecting tourist tea towels on our travels but the ones here were too classy and at £10 we decided not to. Many shops also sold reindeer skin rugs and knitted gloves, reminding us of the other end of Sweden's year when so much is covered in snow.

    Buying some maple syrup and pecan nut pastries and an apple slice from the Cooperative supermarket we found a free table outside a closed down café to eat them. There were plenty of bins around, many of them overflowing in this busy area. We've noticed in countries that have deposits on drinks containers, people will search bins for them to return and earn the deposit. We also noted that we hadn't encountered anyone begging here, although the two observations aren't necessarily linked.

    We really enjoyed both Gothenburg and Stockholm, but the latter didn't have the same sense of life and freedom as Gothenburg, nor the same provision of public parks and seating. Because of the tall buildings it sometimes felt cramped and was also a lot more serious and business like. The traffic was noisy in many places and so were the large groups of tourists who had been flown, bussed or shipped in on the towering cruise ships docked by the high rise hotels. One thing we especially liked about Stockholm was its relaxed attitude towards gay people. We'd seen several couples walking around naturally and as part of a display outside a civic building there was a photo of two men in suits celebrating something with a kiss. Gothenburg was gearing up to celebrate Pride with rainbow flags flying high. While we support Pride and like to see people celebrating their love, we really appreciate them not feeling a need to mark it out, because it is accepted as normal.

    We arrived back at the van after another great cycle ride - well done to Will for fixing the new wheel; it worked a treat! Families and friends were gathered in groups playing and relaxing on the park field so we went and joined them with Poppy, feeling very grateful for days like these!
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  • Day350

    Rosersberg Bay on Mälaren Lake

    June 11, 2017 in Sweden

    After our visit to Stockholm we didn't want to travel too far. Luckily for us there was yet another beautiful lake with a small area to park, within easy driving distance. Mälaren Lake is one of the 5 largest lakes in Sweden, though it didn't seem too big because the serrated shoreline hid its full size. We were at Rosersberg Bay, where there was a swimming area and floating wooden jetty as well as an outdoors shower.

    Mälaren is one of the lakes where fishing is allowed without a permit, but there was a sign advising people not to eat any fish caught because of the very high level of PCBs (poisonous chemicals) in their systems. Will decided to have a fish anyway and managed to land 7 Rudd! These were the first fish he'd caught since we left the UK so he was pretty chuffed.

    We'd been tempted to swim and are quite sure it would have been safe, but Vicky at least, was put off by the presence of the chemicals. We don't know what made the ecosystem so polluted but we happened to see a Veolia van as we were driving away the following morning. Veolia runs waste to energy incinerators that emit dioxins, chemicals similar to PCBs. This did make us wonder.
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  • Day13

    It goes on

    September 14 in Sweden

    Heysan!

    Tomorrow will be my last day in sweden. It was a amazing week. Wonderful moments and the breathtaking nature has convinced me that I will be come back to this amazing country. The magic of the city Stockholm captivates you to stay longer and explore all these little streets in the old town called "Gamla Stan".

    Tomorrow I will explore the the area around Uppsala and preparing for my ferry to estonia.

    Psst.. There will be a surprise tomorrow ;-) Stay tuned!

    See you
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  • Day8

    Sweden - Stockholm

    September 9 in Sweden

    Sweden - The blue and yellow country. It's just awesome. The nature, the feeling, the air. I'm really happy that I really did it until here. Stockholm is a great city and you can see a lot here. I was the whole week in Stockholm out in the archipelago and really enjoyed.

    In Stockholm you should visit the Fotografiska Art Musuem. There are sometimes different kind of galleries and the new and modern art of photography is really nice and interesting to see.

    More Pics and Information End of the week :-)

    Cya
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  • Day4

    Auf den Weg Richtung Norden haben wir einen Umweg gemacht und Stockholm einen Besuch abgestattet.
    Levi war auf der Suche nach einem Comic von Läderlappen, der schwedischen Version von Batman, und wurde in einem kleinen Laden fündig.
    Ein Brasilianer der 9 Monate in Schweden ist, hat uns gestern Abend erzählt, dass die Schweden für fast alles sich einen eigenen Namen überlegen und damit es noch schwieriger wird, die Sprache zu lernen.

    Auch in Stockholm sind natürlich unsere FUNK eyewear Sonnenbrillen dabei. Da die Sonne hin und wieder vom Himmel gelacht hat, haben sie uns einen stylischen Dienst erwiesen.

    In Stockholm haben wir das gebrauchte Lipgloss gegen ein gebrauchtes Männermagazin von 1982 (S) getauscht.

    Damit haben wir schon eine wahnsinnige Wertsteigerung erzielt.
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  • Day60

    Stockholm die 2.

    August 31, 2017 in Sweden

    Als alter ABBA-Fan war natürlich klar, dass ich das ABBA-Museum besuchen musste. Mein Ticket hatte ich für heute reserviert und das Wetter passte hervorragend zu einem Museumsbesuch: es regnete. Ich hatte also alles richtig gemacht. Die Ausstellung war interessant genug, um mich dort über zwei Stunden aufzuhalten. Man konnte selbst aktiv werden: singen, tanzen, Tonspuren mischen und sich um einen Platz in der Band bewerben. Um es kurz zu machen: sie haben mich nicht genommen. ;-)
    Nach dem Museumsbesuch nahm ich die Fähre von Djurgården rüber zur Gamla Stan und schlenderte noch ein wenig durch die Stadt. Aber eigentlich hatte ich das Gefühl, genug gesehen zu haben von Stockholm. Jedenfalls für den Moment. Also fuhr ich zurück zum Campingplatz, um noch ein wenig auszuruhen und nochmal Wäsche zu waschen. Ich kann es drehen und wenden wie ich will. Die Socken reichen einfach nicht für die letzten fünf Tage...
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  • Day12

    Stockholm

    May 14 in Sweden

    Wir mussten einfach mal länger schlafen und sind deshalb nicht um 4.30 aufgestanden um die Einfahrt in die Schären vor Stockholm zu erleben. Aber um 8.30 beim Frühstück auf dem Sonnendeck war das Erlebnis auch wunderschön 😊
    Vormittags hat Andrea mit den anderen spontan ein Hop on Hop off Schiff genommen und sich schonmal einen Überblick verschafft. Nachmittags dann die Stadtrundfahrt mit Eva, einer Stockholmerin, die lange in Wien gelebt hat und deshalb ein Ösideutsch mit schwedischen Akzent gesprochen hat und Jamal, dem Busfahrer.
    Es war leider sehr heiß im Bus, draußen 27 Grad, wunderbares Wetter und eine schöne, sehr offen wirkende Stadt, da man die Stockholmer überall draußen sah, auf den Wiesen der unzähligen Parks oder in den Cafés. Hier werden wir auf jeden Fall nochmal herkommen!😃
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