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Jun 1, 2015 - Stockholm

After a day at sea, we arrived in Stockholm, Sweden. Cold and rainy. When you only have one day in a port of call, I don’t think of weather as being of much matter. But, my parents don’t see it that way. We found a Hop-on Hop-off bus and decided it would get us out of the cold. It was easy for Dad to ride on board with his scooter. The bus provided ear buds and had a pre-recorded description of the town as you rode along. Nice enough. We rode for a while, but when we reached the Vaca Museum, we decided to hop off and see it. The Vaca is a...

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Sep 8, 2014 - Stockholm, Sweden

The small rocky harbor of Nynashamn is the gateway port to Stockholm, the “Capital of Scandinavia”. We arrived in pea soup fog. This, unfortunately, was a tender port where the ships tenders are used to ferry us to the pier. The captain announced we would wait a while since the fog was too dense to risk putting the tenders in the water. We hung out waiting for the fog to lift and, eventually, the captain announced they would make a trial run to the pier without passengers with the tenders lined up nose to tail for safety. This worked out...

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Aug 28, 2014 - Second trip into Stockhom- Vasa and Abba

We made our second trip into Stockholm to visit two specific museums on the island of Djurgȁrden. The first Museum was the Vasa Museum.Visit Vasa Museum The museum contains the preserved 17th century warship, the Vasa. The warship was built on the orders of King Gustav II Adolf. On her maiden voyage on 10 August 1628 she sank in Stockholm harbour not far from her moorings. For over three hundred years she was preserved in mud until 1961 she was raised along with thousands of artefacts and the skeletons of around 30 people who perished...

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Aug 25, 2014 - Royal Residence – Drottningholm Palace

Today we headed out Drottningholm Palace on Lake Mȁlaren. The rain from the day before had disappeared to leave a warm sunny day. Drottningholm has been the home of the Swedish royal family since 1981.The construction of the palace began in 1662 on the orders of King Karl X’s widow Queen Hedvig Eleonora and was completed in 1681.The palace, although a smaller version was modelled on Versailles. We started our visit by exploring the Palace Park which with its mixture of English parkland and French-inspired baroque gardens. We discovered the...

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Aug 24, 2014 - First trip into Stockholm

After a day of catching up washing, shopping and really a rest day after our journey from Karlstad we headed into Stockholm. From the campground it was less than 700m to the T bana or underground station. We purchased our all day travel tickets at the kiosk (this time Daisy didn’t need a ticket) and quickly caught the train into Stockholm. Unlike Denmark the carriages were clearly marked on the outside which you could take a dog into. Daisy just got on and settled down like the well seasoned traveller she is. Stockholm city is built on no...

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Aug 22, 2014 - Feels like being back on the Trans Canada Highway

Today we left Karlstad and headed east again to Stockholm the capital of Sweden. We had a good journey. The road at times felt as if we were back travelling on the Trans Canada Highway with a great deal of nothing except trees and rock. Our campground was just on the edge of Stockholm but near enough to catch the T bana or underground into the centre. The campground was very busy but we found a spot.

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Jun 21, 2014 - Sweden

Sweden, mostly Stockholm (This may be of less interest to some readers) Yes, I know I said I was finished my blog but Ralph and Lois said "what about Sweden? At the end of our big trip, we went to Sweden for ten days to visit Aunty Teslin, Uncle Hugo and Grammar's grandchildren: Mia (6 3/4), Thomas (4 1/2), and Olivia (1 1/2). We thought you would not be interested but since you asked, here goes! We had lots of rain in Stockholm but nothing stops Aunty Teslin from getting everyone out, all dressed for wetness. We went to lots of...

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Jun 19, 2014 - Miscellaneous observations

Miscellaneous observations: Russia and Baltic Countries - many, many people smoking cigarettes: everywhere in Russia 70 euro fine for smoking in hotel room: Tallinn least tourists (none) and least tourist information: Novosibirsk (who knew that even Snowflake would learn to spell this easily!) Best shower: Novosibirsk best breakfast breads and variety of herring: Holiday Inn, Helsinki first ironing board and iron in room, first kettle, Holiday Inn, Helsinki first casino and sex massage ads in general tourist guide book: Tallinn heated...

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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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