Monday, January 23, 2012

Visiting: Stockholm Part 1

It was a total culture shock to arrive in Stockholm following on from our stay in Visby. Trying to negotiate the Centralstation at rush hour was not the nicest introduction to the city! However, once we found the hostel on Långholmen island (with the help of a kindly lady who took pity on us) we relaxed instantly!
We spent the next day wandering around the old town Gamla Stan. I found this lovely cafe and had a wonderful hot chocolate before browsing the many touristy shops around this area! On to the Royal Palace and we arrived just in time for the changing of the guard (and a rendition of The Winner Takes it All!
Next on the agenda was a ferry across to Djurgården (bypassing the scary looking Gröna Lund) and the Vasa Museet to see this amazing 1698 Vasa Warship which sank on its maiden voyage. Part 2 of our Stockholm visit later in the week!







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