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Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm February 12th 2019

With Ross on his way to Tokyo the next day - Sunday 6th January - we were up early in time to catch the 8.23am train from Copenhagen to Stockholm which began by taking us across the Øresund Bridge which connects Copenhagen to Malmo and which is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe. Having driven over the bridge - which is 8km in length, 4km of which is a tunnel under the water - from Copenhagen to Malmo a few years ago it was interesting to do the journey on the train which was much closer to the water of the Baltic Sea than the road bridge which is above the train line. Arriving in Stockholm, and settling into our hotel - recommended by Nicola and just across from Stockholm's Central Station - ... read more
Notice the koala on the advertisement inside the train
Crossing the Øresund Bridge which connects Denmark to Sweden over the Baltic
Beginning our wander around some of Stockholm

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm October 29th 2018

Cestu cez svedsko som volil len kvoli kamoske lee, ktoru som spoznal cez cs. Raz ma hostila ona v berline a potom ja ju v seredi. Prvy sok zo svedska bol teplotny. Ono ked dojde clovek z 35 do 10 a pritom kazdy den teplota klesa neni to az taka sranda. Hlavne ked moc tepleho oblecenia niet. V meste dost imigrantov ale zdalo sa, ze su domestifikovany. Zvacsa hovorili svedsky a vyzerali normalne. Doprava je v stokholme draha. No teoreticky sa da vozit v metre a vlakmi (nie normalne ale mestke) donekonecna na jeden listok ak clovek neopusti turniket. No ak pride revizor tak problem. Platnost listku je 75.min, pri opustany metra sa turnikety sami otvaraju. Z letiska arlanda odporucam kupit 24hod kartu a do mesta ist kombi busom a primestkym vlakom. Dalsi den sa povozit ... read more

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm October 25th 2018

Samozobudenie nieco okolo 7.00 Opat spolocne ranajky. Tentoraz falosne mlieko. Lea opat odchadza odprevadit mileho na vlak. Tam a nazad dokopy asi 30.min. Este motanie sa na byte. Lea kontaktovala daku slovacku ale ta sa neozvala. Tak ideme smer mestecko s…(nevim ten nazov). V plane kupa 24hod karty, no v automate ani u ujka v budke ju nemali (papierova forma). Tak mi ujko predava sl kartu (20s) a tu mi cipuje na 24hod (125s). Po uplinuti tejto doby sa karta da znova dobyt. Lea kontrolule spoje cez sl appku. Mame cas 15.min, tak mensia prechadzka v okoli stanice. Kde nic zaujimave. Ono sme na nastupiste nesli skor bo listok plati 75min. To mozno aj vysvetluje dost sprintujucich ludi na nastupistiach. Na odenplane zmena metra za miestny vlak. Utekame na nastupiste, po dobehnuti casi odochdov nepasuju s ... read more

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm October 24th 2018

Nieco okolo 3 rannej ma prebudil prichod lei ale okamzite som zaspal. Definitivne ma prebrala potreba curat a macka co sa dobijala do spalne. Nakonec ranajky mame vsetci traja spolocne. Opat zdravy chleba, falosny syr ale aspon pravy uharek. Lea odchadza odprevadit jonasa do prace. Po prichode mensi pokec, no posielam ju spat. Spala len neake 3hodinky. Ja sa teda pobera na mensiu prechadzku do mesta. Spravil som za 4hod cca 15km. Moj hlavny ciel je odporucany kopcek Skinnarviksberget, z ktoreho ma byt fajn vyhlad na stokholm. Jesennym parcikom cez ktory vedie cyklotrasa sa dostavam az pod most co spaja sodermalm a tuto cast. V tieny je zima tak vyhladavam slnecnu cast. V azii tomu bolo opacne kde som zvacsa vyhladaval tien na ulici. Kukam do mapy a idem prakticky po cervenej trase (mapy.cz) Dostavam sa ... read more

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm October 23rd 2018

Rozkladacia postel s velmi makky matracom ale pohoda spanok. V noci ma zobudila macka. Pri mojej hlave ma taky stlp kde ma rozne medziposchodia. Normalne z vrchu (pri plafone) skakal dole. Na ranajky dake lisovane chleby s medom a fajn olivovou natierkou Nieco po 9.15 vyrazam na moju tour de metro. Jonas mi neodporucal ist medzi 8.00-9.00 to je najvacsia spicka. Fasujem maly skladaci daznik. Dnes by malo byt cely den zamracene a obcas prsat. Zelenym T sa presuvam na t-centrale. Tu pofotenie povrchu, ludi v uliciach este malo. Na vlak stanici navstevujem info centrum, berem mapu metra a mozem ist spoznavat metro kulturu. Prva zastavka je na rovnomernej stanici ako sa ide na modre T. Pekne pomalovane steny prakticky celeho nastupista. Kungstradgarden je dalsia art zastavka. Tez posobive. Z nastupista idem k turniketom ale len ... read more

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm October 22nd 2018

Rano vsetko podla planu. Dokonca som stihol aj sprchu. Ranajky nachystane ale len sendvice s dzemom a male mandarinky a banany. Mandarinky som si nabalil na let. Na metre som si poplietol nastupiste ale v pohodicke chytam svoj spoj smer letisko. Cesta velmi rychla. Tusim neakych 15.min (nestopoval som to). Po opusteny supravy som siel s davom az na poschodie kde su odbavovacie stanky. Na info tabuli vypisany moj let, cislo stanku avsak este nebol otvoreny. Realita vsak bola ina, check in bol otvoreny. Tu uz slusna rada ale slo to rychlo. Jedni lude tu kupili obrovsku tv. Prichadzam na radu, teplousek sa ma pyta ci chcem okno abo ulicku. Volim druhu moznost. Otacam sa mu zadkom, na batoh mi dava cedulku small baggage, dostavam letenku a vybavene. Hmotnost ani velkost prirucnej batoziny nikto neriesil. Dopijam ... read more

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm August 31st 2018

What a wonderful end to the day! We had a leisurely start to the morning, followed by a leisurely breakfast, for today we join our ship. When we have a voyage ahead of us we don’t go out and occupy ourselves for the morning, we just bide our time in our hotel room, packing, tidying and just waiting till it’s the right time to leave. We had our room until checkout of 12 noon, but we took ourselves down to reception at about 11.30am, checked out and went outside to the waiting taxis. The first cab on the rank was driven by a young guy in his 20s, born and raised initially in Baghdad. Tom showed him the map clearly showing our cruise terminal and the berth number of our ship and off we set, making ... read more
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Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm August 30th 2018

What a wonderful day we had today! We woke up at 5 which wasn’t too bad, considering our usual response to jet lag. So we made a leisurely start to our day. Breakfast is included so we went to the restaurant down near reception - it was an extensive buffet, with the usual cereals and cooked food for us westerners, but also an extensive meat and cheese section typical of the Scandinavians. the restaurant was quite crowded. And it seemed to be 90% Swedish people, which was nice. After brekkie we had time to fill while we waited for our tour of Stockholm to start, so Tom put the telly on while I was reading my book, and weren’t we amazed to find Bondi Rescue with Swedish subtitles. Last night we had been watching the English ... read more
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Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm August 29th 2018

Wow! Well, the flight from Sydney to Dubai on Emirates was uneventful. We had a woman say “oh look, you’re on our tour” because we still use our Bunniks luggage straps from however many years ago! We explained that no, we were not going to Morocco with her. We had one of those escape rows on the plane, just across from the babies, and weren’t they gorgeous? Two little boys, fraternal twins aged 8 months. They were so happy and placid. One was a redhead (Patrick) and the other dark haired (Finn) - off to Ireland to meet one set of grandparents for the first time. Very exciting. There was also a girl travelling alone with a wedding dress in a big bag. She was wearing an ivory velvet tracksuit (over which I would’ve spilt everything) ... read more
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Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm August 15th 2018

So.... From kristiansand we had an over night sail to Copenhagen. Given that we're not exactly the dress up and dine kind of people and that we have a small boy in tow, we've steered clear of the gala places and all that jazz, i think we still need some dress code guidelines in the form of pictures or something though given that Ash got asked (oh so politely) not to wear denim shorts in the bar after six. It's an very confusing. Me, I'm just hiding in the room to remove all potential problems! Having been to Copenhagen before, we were originally going to go to Malmo again (in lovely Sweden) but fear of not making it back in time and being the fabled 'family who missed the cruise and had their luggage thrown in ... read more




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