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Stockholm

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  • Day3

    Postkartenshop leergekauft Vol.1

    February 25 in Sweden ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    Alle Postkarten aus Stockholm sind jetzt auf dem Weg! Wir und die EIKKK danken für 35 Karten! Jetzt noch eine Postkarte für 5€ von den Lofoten, Nordkap, Tallinn oder St. Petersburg über www.operation-kitt.net kaufen! In den Betreff einfach Adresse und gewünschte Karte schreiben und 5€ überweisen.

  • Day4

    City walks

    February 20 in Sweden ⋅ 🌙 -1 °C

    Yesterday Stockholm turned on the sun just for us, giving a hint of warmer days, today -2C. We’ve enjoyed exploring the city and learning a little about its history and the archipelago (30000 islands - who knew?). Tomorrow it’s on to Copenhagen by train.

  • Day2

    We have arrived!

    February 18 in Sweden ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    This afternoon we finally arrived in Stockholm. A balmy 4C day greeted us as we stepped out of the airport into the fresh air. It was so nice to be cold for a change that we didn’t mind at all, until we did and we promptly zipped up our fleece jackets and summoned an Uber. On the way into Stockholm small pockets of old snow, brown unrecognisable trees still in winter hibernation and evergreen pines adorned the roadside. As we drove into Stockholm proper we noticed ice on the city’s waterways, more like a grey coloured slushie really. At the hotel a very friendly Swede by the name of Rikard greeted us and checked us in, offering to help us any way he could, apologised for the lack of what he called proper winter and snow and also gave us a room upgrade. The best part of our wonderful room has to be the underfloor heating in the bathroom. Enough said for now with a few pictures to tell the tale.Read more

  • Day3

    Stockholm city sights

    February 19 in Sweden ⋅ 🌧 4 °C

    What to do in a cold city in winter? Walking and of course find some interesting museums. Today’s itinerary included the Viking Museum, the Spirits (as in alcohol) Museum and my personal fav the ABBA museum. Something for everyone. We amused a local in the Spirit Museum as we pulled faces when trying some local snaps.Read more

  • Day62

    Frühstück

    March 3 in Sweden ⋅ ❄️ 0 °C

    Det är lite knepigt att få plats, man anmälar sig när man kommer och väntar tills ett bord är ledig. Men det är mysigt och så så gott.

    Man muss etwas Wartezeit einplanen da man sich erst anmeldet und dann auf den Tisch warten muss. Aber es lohnt sich. Es ist gemütlich und sooo lecker.

  • Day61

    Unser Hotel

    March 2 in Sweden ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    Det är en gammal båt... Så det är ingen lyx. Men så mysigt och trevligt. Vi fick två bra rum nära varandra.

    Kein Luxushotel, es ist ein altes Schiff. Aber es ist gemütlich und schön. Wir hatten zwei gute Räume nah beieinander.

  • Day349

    Vinterviken Park, Stockholm

    June 10, 2017 in Sweden ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    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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  • Day60

    Stockholm die 2.

    August 31, 2017 in Sweden ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    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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  • Day4

    Stockholm und die Tausch-Challenge

    June 18, 2018 in Sweden ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    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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