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Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Arlanda July 10th 2014

Ja då var man påväg. Tagit mig en lunch på Arlanda terminal 2 i väntan på planet till London, Heathrow. Därifrån går det sen vidare till NY där jag får försöka hitta nånstans att sova några timmar för att sen fortsätta mot Los Angeles. Har som just börjat sjunka in att jag ska åka. Ikväll är man i USA. Brukar ju som vara rätt lugn av mig, men idag när jag satte mig på planet mot sthlm kände jag en ovan känsla, som pirrade lite lätt. En liten känsla av nervositet! Inte varje dag man är påväg mot andra sidan jorden för att hänga med främlingar och prata ett annat språk i fem-sex veckor.... Meen en kaffe på det här så drar jag till heathrow sen!... read more

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm July 7th 2014

Stockholm was one of the four capital cities I visited last month on my Eastern European Baltic Tour. Having never visited before, it was a trip of first impressions, taking in the culture; something I love. Landscape and arrival For me often the most exciting part of landing in a country is looking out the window; primarily to take my mind off the potential ear popping, but to get a first glimpse. In Sweden's case, it was literally green. It may sound a silly description, but despite landing in a rural area of Sweden, I've never landed in a place surrounded by so many trees. We continued our voyage on the ferry in the evening, and saw the best sunset I've seen to date and were literally followed by constant greenery. Every now and then we'd ... read more
Stockholm; Cyclist City.
Green Sweden
Swedish hair-care

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm June 16th 2014

So Stockholm was our first stop on Summer Tour and was also the place we would return back to at the end. Here we met our Estonian tour guide and the other people who we'd be spending the rest of the week with. Our university History Society dominated the group on tour, but it was still great meeting new people! Stockholm had a really cool culture.. we laughed at the amount of hairdressers and advertisements as they seemed to be everywhere, as well as the amount of people riding bikes! We were told that people on bicycles get right of way and that we can't walk on the labelled bike paths. It was quite cool and a friend I met from Germany said that similarly everyone back home travels around by bike, because it's 'good for ... read more
Tour Tshirts!
Stockholm Sunset

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm June 16th 2014

Mixed emotions on this day really, we slowly began to be happy that the end of the tour was coming after such a hectic week and so many early starts, but we all agreed it's mad how much you can get done! We were all laughing and joking actually, force the laziness out of a group of students and you actually get a group of people who can wake up on time (some grumpily) and get ready. It was great ending the tour in Stockholm, as it was effectively a free day until the airport in the night, so we split into groups dependent on where we wanted to go! The weather was beautiful, reflecting, we were quite lucky... only a morning in Tallinn and a day in Helsinki was it raining. For myself and a ... read more
Jumping in Stockholm

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm June 10th 2014

Das schöne Wetter hielt auch am Dienstag an, super. So stand auch unserem zweiten Stockholmbesuch nichts im Weg. Am Dienstag besuchten wir das Skansen - Freilichtmuseum. Das Museum liegt auf einem Hügel gegenüber dem Vasa Museum. Den Weg dorthin hatten wir, wie schon den zur Vasa, von der Central Station aus zu Fuss zurückgelegt. Das Skansen ist das weltweit älteste Freilichtmuseum. Es entspricht in etwa unserem Ballenberg in der Schweiz. Hier wurden auf 300'000 m2 über 150 Häuser und Bauernhöfen aus ganz Schweden wieder aufgebaut. Viele Häuser können von innen besichtigt werden. Von Mitarbeitern des Museums, in Kleidern der damaligen Zeit, erfährt man Interessantes aus der jeweiligen Zeit. Zudem sind nordeuropäische Tiere, wie Bär, Wolf, Luchs, Elche, Rentiere etc. auf dem Gelände zu sehen.... read more
Von hier oben habe ich die Besucher im Auge


Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm June 9th 2014

In Stockholm hatte ich Probleme mit meinem Computer ins Internet zu kommen. Zum Glück funktioniert es nun in Katrineholm wieder. Darum wird der Blog von Stockholm von Karineholm aus nachgeliefert. In Stockholm standen wir drei Nächte auf dem Campingplatz Bredäng, vor den Toren von Stockholm. In 700 Meter Entfernung befindet sich die U-Bahnstation, von wo aus alle paar Minuten die Züge in die Innenstadt fahren. Am ersten Tag durchkreuzten wir die Altstadt von Stockholm die „Gamla Stan“ und verfolgten dort die Wachablösung der Garde vor dem „Royal Palace“. Jeden Mittag um 12.15 Uhr findet sie statt. Auch das „Vasa Museum“ stand am ersten Tag auf dem Programm. Es ist ein sehenswertes Museum. Die Vasa kenterte und sank am 10. August 1628 bei ihrer Jungfernfahrt nach nur 1'300 Metern. Der Grund war zu wenig Ballast an Bord. ... read more
Von der Altstadt in Richtung Fussgängerzone Drottninggatan
Annemarie hat Anschluss gefunden.
In den Gassen der Altstadt

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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

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