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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

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

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

Back to where it all began...Stockholm. City and people as great as June yet many more tourists. Great job Bird planning an early trip:) On the way from St. Petersburg we spent the day in Helsinki, which also continues to be wonderful, but compared to Stockholm a bit of an outpost. Who cares, great folks, wonderful temps, and a nice park to spend the afternoon waiting for our last ferry. Have a pix or two for you. Okay, we'll say it, the Viking ferry is markedly superior to St. Peter Line. We can even drink the water! What a great idea. Food is also a tad better (yes, understatement), but the smorgasbord on this ferry is not quite as good as the trip outbound from Stockholm. Of course, we ate it nonetheless. After breakfast we strolled ... read more
Suomenlinna Fortress
Stockholm Archipelago
Cute Island

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm July 17th 2018

Stockholm is lovely. An archipelago of fourteen islands, it is a gorgeous city full of wonderful things to do. We had only one day to explore Sweden's capital city, our last day of this trip. Yesterday afternoon as soon as we arrived at our outlier hotel, Bill and I along with two of our adventurous friends spent time at the front desk figuring out the best way to get into the city. The four of us had wanted to take one of the free walking tours of the Old Town part of Stockholm, Gamla Stan, the original city center, and this tour met at 5:30PM so we hoped we could get there in time. From our hotel it was not a clear run into the city; we had to walk several minutes, then take a bus ... read more

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm June 21st 2018

I had planned to go on a 4 hour foodies walking tour today but when I checked my emails after breakfast I discovered it was cancelled due to illness. Disappointing as I can't go tomorrow because I am off to Malmö. I decided to walk down to the waterfront and booked myself on a Under the Bridges of Stockholm tour. This was a great way to hear all about Stockholm in pleasant surroundings whilst sitting back and enjoying the view. We travelled under 12 bridges and passed through two locks which connect the Baltic Sea with Lake Mälaran. The Lake is approx. a meter higher than the sea - hence the lock. The Swede's are very proud of all their achievements and are happy to tell you all about them. They invented Skype, Bluetooth and Spotify ... read more
Gamla Stan - bright coloured buildings
The Nobel Prize Museum
Gamla Stan

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm June 19th 2018

After waking at 4:40am, it seemed liked a good idea to get up and start the day. Breakfast was included in my booking and with plenty of time on my hands, I made full use of it. Excellent quality and range of options available but I decided to go the healthy option of muesli, yoghurt and fruit with a coffee and orange juice. After breakfast I started on my walk to the ABBA museum. I'm glad I got there early as when I was coming out, there was quite a queue to get in. It was really interesting to follow the story of the four band members and how they came together in the first place, as well as their journey once they became world wide sensations. A trip down memory lane, that's for sure. The ... read more
Ring, ring ..... the actual phone from the music video
The Fab 4
Sunny day in Stockholm

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm June 18th 2018

Bonjour à tous, Je vous confirme que mon pc est bien hs. Je pense que c’est moi qui l’ai achevé, il avait environ 10 ans, mais ça tombe mal, avant de partir la solution de remplacement était facile, mais ici ??????. Je me faisais la réflexion ce matin, que j’avais une drôle de façon de visiter les villes. A Copenhague, j’ai parcouru la ville à la recherche de commissariats, ici à Stockholm c’est à la recherche d’un réparateur informatique. J’avais relevé plusieurs adresses, mais j’ai fait choux blanc sur toute la ligne. De ce fait j’ai parcouru tous les points cardinaux de la ville, ce qui m’a amené à une autre remarque, ce n’est pas Tintin au Congo, mais Berthet à Stockholm. Je le raconte simplement, et plus détendu ce soir, mais ce midi, j’avais atteins ... read more
Le Palais Royal
super ces couleurs

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm June 18th 2018

After a long 26 hour journey I finally arrived in Stockholm. It was quite cloudy on arrival but I did manage to catch glimpses of the countryside - very green, as you would expect. Arrival (customs etc) was very easy and I was met by my driver as I exited. The airport is approx 40 km from the city of Stockholm but because I arrived around 1:30pm, the traffic was reasonable and the trip only took about 45 minutes. On arrival at my hotel - Freys - I could hear lots of cheering coming from the restaurant/bar and was advised that Sweden was competing against South Korea in the World Cup. Good timing haha. My room is lovely and after spending some time unpacking and settling in, I decided to head off and explore my surroundings, ... read more
The Baltic Sea
The Warship Vasa

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm June 17th 2018

Bonjour à tous, Je vous disais hier que Tranas était une ville morte. Ça c’était à 5 heure du soir. Mais ici aussi il y avait la fête de fin d’étude des étudiants. Vers 10h30 après avoir regardé un match et lu un moment’ je me suis endormi comme une masse. Mais vers minuit le bordel a commencé. Mes fenêtres donnant sur la place du village, j’ai eu droit à toute la panoplie. Klaxon, musique à fond, cris, chants, pétards, etc. Ce qui fait qui fait que jusqu à près de 4 heure je n’ai fait que sommeiller. Hier au soir j’avais mis mon pc en réinitialisation avant d’aller souper, mais ici les prises secteur sont munies d’un interrupteur, et sans m’en rendre compte, je ne sais comment j’ai du le fermer à mon retour la ... read more
my car
ma grande chambre

Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm June 15th 2018

That was the travel day directly from hell. HP up about 6:00 on Wednesday and Bird about a half hour later. Yep, early for Bird. We finally arrived at our apartment in Stockholm on Thursday at 7:30 pm. To be fair that is synonymous with 1:30 Georgia time. Nonetheless, it encompasses over thirty hours-a long time to be traveling. Now for the sorry details. HP obtained the tickets last January, being quite pleased with himself at the price even though it included a six-hour lay over in Munich. He thought perhaps a car could be rented for a brief foray to some locale. Well, HP was able to secure absolutely no sleep on the flight over, while Bird was limited to less than an hour. We arrived in Munich very tired, looking for a place to ... read more
Guarding the Crown Jewels
The Beautiful Day

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