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Jun 5, 2014 - Sweden Day 3

We've spent the last two days exploring Stockholm, traveling in each morning and back to the cottage each evening by commuter ferry - a gorgeous way to begin and end each day. Stockholm is built on a number of islands, so yesterday we used the hop-on hop-off boat to learn our way around. It is a very beautiful city full of very grand, large old buildings from the 17th century onward. The boulevards are wide and beautiful,there are numerous lovely small parks, and nary a skyscraper to be seen. It seems that you are never far from the water...

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Jun 3, 2014 - Heja (Hello) Sweden

Had an easy flight after an early start this morning, and arrived at Arlanda Airport on time at 3:00 p.m. It's a small airport with a casual feeling and is not a giant shopping mall on a runway the way the large airports are. Customs was a breeze; the female customs officer asked me the purpose of my visit (vacation) then asked who I was traveling with and was speechless when I told her I was traveling alone. She excused herself by saying that it was unusual and wished me a pleasant stay! Was it because I have gray hair and therefore she...

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Jan 20, 2014 - Day 29 - Hello, this is Stockholm calling

An early morning which comes as a bit of a shock to the system since it's been a few days since we've had to get up early! I mean, early. Before breakfast is opened in the restaurant early (although the conceirge informs us there is the early pre breakfast we could partake in despite never hearing of this before) . We check out of the Grand Marina Scandic and jump on the number 4 tram to the central railway station where the Finnair bus to the airport is just reversing out of its bay. We walk quicker while Rog waves his arms wildly at the...

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Jan 3, 2014 - Stockholm.

Friday, 3 January. After that I changed to a high speed train, the journey continued through a grey and gloomy Sweden. For me it was a little bit nostalgic to travelling on this railroad. For a period of 10 years, I had my work on the mail trains on this stretch. Many memories, but a long time ago and now much have changed since than. Around 12 o’clock the train arrived to Stockholm. I stored my luggage and went out of the railway station for, having some food and also a couple of beers. As usual my strategy is to stay in Stockholm city...

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Oct 24, 2013 - Stockholm

Stockholm Stockholm is a diamond, beautiful yet cold, both in temperature and temperament. Like Italy, it has the narrow cobbled alleys hemmed in by the sienna, mustard, and pale pink row houses, arched entranceways to secret alcoves, views of the busy waterfront everywhere. Except for the cold air, I could have imagined that I was wandering an Italian town on the River Po, and in fact, it has been called the Venice of the north. It sits on the edge of Lake Malaren, close to the Baltic Sea, as it has since the mid-13th century, and teems...

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Oct 13, 2013 - Day 14 Stockholm

It was another perfect weather day. It was great because we first took a tour of the newer areas of Stockholm. We hadn't spent much time there, and the tour guide was quite informative. We also slipped into a church just finishing its Sunday morning service. Later we toured the Swedish Parliament. Interesting, but according to Craig, a little boring. We went back to Old Stockholm because there were a couple of buildings we had missed, including the oldest continually run business without being remodeled (per Guinness). A coffee shop break...

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Oct 12, 2013 - Day 13 Stockholm

Today was that perfect day that all sightseers dream for. A perfect blue sky, abundant sunshine, a cool temperature and no wind. And it was perfect for spending the day touring the island of Djurgarden. The island is near central Stockholm and has been "royal land" since the fifteenth century. In the 1600s most of the island was used as the Kings hunting ground The Rosendals Slot, the Kings summer palace, is on the island along with several of city’s top museums, an aquarium and a small amusement park. There are gardens, and enjoyable cafés...

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Oct 11, 2013 - Day 12 Stockholm

After a delicious breakfast with Sofia, we were on our way back to Central Station. We arrived In Stockholm at 10 AM with sunny skies again and a warm temperature. As soon as we left Central Station we could see that Stockholm was a remarkable city. It was a beautiful mile walk from Central Station to the AF Chapman Ship where we'll be staying for the next couple of days. The ship was launched in 1888 and is 290 feet long. It made many made voyages to the United States and Australia. It has been fully remodeled and is quite beautiful. We...

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Sep 14, 2013 - Days 27 & 28 - Stockholm (Part 2)

OK, the previous entry was somewhat brief and I couldn’t continue without saying more about my time in Stockholm, especially as the weather was so wonderful! Arriving in Stockholm at 2.00pm on Sunday 8th September, it was great to see the sun shining and feel the warmth of the late summer…24oC!! On the first evening it was fantastic to see not one, not two but seven hot air balloons in total slowly drifting across the sky-line; apparently, Stockholm is the only European Capital that allows this and it’s certainly not a sight you see in...

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Sep 3, 2013 - Sweden

Hey hey! Sorry it had been a while! I have had 3 sea days then turn around in Southampton and then another 3 sea days! It really takes it out of you! I am currently in Stockholm in Sweden in a mc Donald's :) getting free wifi is like winning the lottery! I have a few port days in a row now an off to Saint Petersburg for an overnight so we actually get an entire day off !!! Again like gold! Today I am hung over as after all the sea days I needed a few drinks so I'm currently looking like death and feel a little sorry for myself! May take...

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Jul 2, 2013 - Sweden

We left Oslo, Norway and drove to Stockholm, Sweden. It was only about 300 miles but it took two days. One of the sights along the way was a huge, concrete, sculpture designed by Picasso situated along the edge of Lake Vanern. Picasso designed the sculpture but it was constructed in Sweden by another artist. Picasso never came to Sweden but supervised the construction through photographs and letters. After a somewhat boring drive across rural Sweden we landed in Stockholm and did things change. Stockholm is a beautiful city, very exciting,...

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