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Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm December 8th 2013

This morning we had breakfast in Elizabeth and Sven's dining room overlooking rooftops lightly covered with snow. It was lovely to look out onto from the warmth of indoors! We weren't sure it would be quite so lovely when we headed off to catch the bus because the temperature outside was -9°. Fortunately we didn't have to wait too long for the No 76 bus. Bernie flashed our Stockholm Cards at the driver and he nodded us through. We disembarked at Skeppsbron believing that we could take the ferry from there to Djurgärden to visit the ABBA Museum. But no, the dude on the ticket booth said the card wasn't valid. So we went back to the bus thinking that it is a flaw in the system if you can only validate the Stockholm Card at ... read more
Nordiska Museet
Djurgarden Path

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm December 8th 2013

In December of 2011 one of the travel deal websites I follow advertised an SAS Airlines sale from DC to Copenhagen for $750 round trip. Having just paid almost $1400 for my flight to Oktoberfest this seemed like a great deal. And on top of that I had always wanted to go to Scandinavia. Something about it just piques my interest. When most people think of traveling to Europe they think of Italy and Spain and France. But not me. As much as I want to see those places as well I've always wanted to see the fjords in Norway. Or the Ice Hotel in Sweden. Or learn about the Vikings in Denmark. Scandinavia is an unheard of travel destination for most Americans. Maybe because it's so cold. But I've seen pictures of Norway. I know ... read more
Brooklyn Brewery Beers
Glaciers in Norway

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm December 7th 2013

This morning we resumed our efforts to travel to Stockholm. After a buffet breakfast at the Comfort Inn we checked out and negotiated the icy footpath and road between us and the station. Despite the treacherous footing we managed to reach the station without either of us slipping over and cracking a skull. At the station the departures board had trains for Stockholm listed to depart at 8.40am and 9.11am so we rushed out onto platform 5 to see the 8.11am train - departing at 8.40am - just as we set foot on the platform. Oh well, we were aiming for the 9.11am train anyway so nothing lost! So off to platform 10 to wait for the 9.11am train. Woo hoo, there was a train at the platform and we could board it. Since we had ... read more
Waiting for the train
Check out my hat
Waiting for the train to open

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm November 30th 2013

Rano som sa zobudil uz o 7/00, hodinku som polezal a siel na ranajky ,ktore mali byt od 8/00 - 10/00. Dojdem do kuchyne,nikde nic, pytam sa chlapika co tam popijal kavu, no o ranajkach mi nevedel nic povedat. No nic teda, vratil som sa nazad do postele a este polehoval zhruba do 9/30. Potom opat do kuchynky a nikde nic, tak som sa na to vyprdol a siel som do mesta. keby som nebol lenivy a siel sa opytat na recepciu, ktora bola prakticky vo vedlajsom bloku dve poschodia nadomnou dozvedel by som sa ,ze ranajky su vo vedlajsej miestnosti, do ktorej sa dalo dostat iba pomocou karty co som mal od izby. tak moja chyba a trochu aj recepcnej ked mi to poriadne nevysvetlila ked som a ubytovaval. Zajtra ranajky nestiham bo ubytko opustam ... read more


Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm November 29th 2013

Noc bola teda nahovno. Ako budicek na mne pristal vtak. Sykorka alebo volaco take male. Okolo 4/00 uz zacali chodit na letisko ludia, obsluha v kantine zacala postupne budit ludi co este spali po stoloch resp. na stolickach. Inak kantinu zavreli nieco po polnoci. Po budickou som sa pobral na zachod. Ziadne pisoare iba mini budky. Tu som na seba nahodil termopradlo,bo predsa len ma cakalo vonku neakych 1-3 C. Potom uz len citanie knihy a cakanie na mhd. Bus mal prist 6/40,meskal asi 5.minut a to je vraj svedska doprava presna, hovno. Keby nebola zima tak by mi to veru nevadilo ale takto som bol uz cely uzimeny a to som stal na zastavke len 10.min. Zastavka je od vychodu z letiska asi minutu chodze. Nastupujem do busu, ukazujem vytlaceny listok soferovi, ten na nho ... read more

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Arlanda November 22nd 2013

Early In the morning we took a cab to the airport and began our 42 hour long travel back to Stockholm. It had been an amazing trip and worth all of the time we spent on putting it together. The experiences that we had are of the kind that one will never forget.... read more

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm November 21st 2013

Hello! This is the first time I write a blog and the first time I travel to Australia. I will write this blog together with my friends Miranda, Ebba and Emma. Today we start! I think I will enjoy this very much. We will start in Cairns and end our trip in Brisbane, the biggest city in Queensland. What we do on the way is not quite clear. But we have talked about some things that we want to do, for example diving, surfing and also bungee jumping. Now we are at Arlanda, Stockholm airport. We will need to change planes two times, first in London and then in Sidney. We are sitting and eating dinner right now, but in an hour we will board the plane. The airplane lifts at 18.50 and 20.25 we will ... read more

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County November 21st 2013

Now our trip has come to an end. We are back here in the cold Sweden. When we arrived to Arlanda the time was 14.00 and outdoor the temperature was minus 10 degrees. That in contrast to Australia where it was 25 degrees in the morning. I miss Australia; this has been a fantastic trip. We have visited many different cities and experienced many wonderful things. The amazing barrier reef that we have been diving in, bungee jumping, surfing, flying the small airplane, shopping, all the long white beaches, the nightlife in Brisbane and many other amazing things. Bye! //Julia... read more

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County September 7th 2013

The day before sunrise in Sweden Dieser Tag war ziemlich lang und wir haben es sehr effektiv geschafft, Reiseführer, Karten, Bibliotheken, Bademäntel, Essen und Einchecken unter einen Hut zu bringen und am Abend/Nacht ab 00:00/2:00 ins Bett zu fallen… Tag 1. Samstag 7.9.2013 04:00 der Wecker läutet und wir kommen in die Gänge, bewegen uns zwar etwas staksig wie die Zombies aber rasend schnell wie die fleißigen Hamster. Wir packen unser Handgepäck und ich schultere meinen Rucksack und gehe mit Krücken und Bergschuhen bewaffnet Richtung Bahnsteig. Bernadette holt mich rechtzeitig ein und wir fahren über einen Zwischenstopp in Mödling und 30 Sekunden Umstiegszeit in Wien Rennweg zum Flughafen. 06:45 Abflug in Wien und ein wunderschöner Aus und Überblick über Wien aus dem Norden. Wir entdecken viele Destinationen, die wir auf unserer Radtour von Passau nach Wie ... read more
Unser Wohnmobil am Campingplatz in Uppsala

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