Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,
It has been about a month since I returned from Stockholm and I still owed you all a blog post about my amazing city trip to Stockholm! I was blown away by the countries nature , classic style and yet modern appearance. If you are curious about Stockholm or you just enjoy travel! Continue reading below!
We headed of for Stockholm early on a Friday morning at a time when most people are still cozily tucked in their bed. And after about an 1,5 hr flight from Amsterdam we arrived to Stockholm airport. We had 2 different options to get to our hotel, one where we could take the train to Stockholm or two taking the coach. As taking the coach was the quickest option for us to get to our hotel we took the coach.
After a drive of 40 minutes and a little walk of 10 minutes, we arrived to the Radison Blu Park hotel. This hotel is situated near a park and a lake. Very beautiful indeed. Lucky us we could immediately check in and after a quick refresh we headed of to Stockholm center.
Our first stop was the Vasa Museum. This is a museum dedicated to the worlds only ship left from the 17th Century. 95 % Of this ship has been salvaged successfully. Not only does this ship have huge historical value it is very educational, let alone impressive to see. I def def recommend having a visit to this museum.
Afterwards we had a little potter around the grounds of the Vasa and the Nordiska Museet. In the gorgeous and fabulous weather might I tell you all! And then we had a cheeky hamburger and fries as a late lunch.
Ofcourse the enviable happened and after lunch we went to the Abba museum . The band that put Swedish music on the map, I must say. This museum was so much fun ! It was such a happy museum and very interactive. You can mix music , head into a little recording studio and do a little karaoke with ABBA themselves. Ok confession I was too chicken to do this. However my lovely BF did.
As it was getting late by that time we had a stroll back to the bus station and headed back to the hotel. As I was to knackered out I had an early sleep session.
Due to a very exciting excursion, we pre- booked for the Saturday, we headed early for the breakfast in the hotel. Might I say that the Radison served a very nice one! Ranging from cereals, bread and cold luncehon meats , pancakes, eggs sausages , pickled herring and fruits. Very yummy!
Now I am usually not the person who books these kind of tours but I just wanted to do this. I had my very first sedge way tour. And my oh my I loved it!!! It was so much fun and we whisked by sites. We had a mix of history facts and just sight seeing on the sedgeway. And the guide was so lovely and patient with us when we were still trying to get the Sedgeway under control. Fyi it is not as easy at it might look to get the device under control. It was really an experience and I highly recommend it for any city trip!
After this tour it was about time to have some nice coffee and lunch and thought it wise to be in the neighborhood of the next tour we planned. Might I say that Stockholm has a lot of nice coffee places with delicious coffee and lovely pastries!
Once our bellies were satisfied of coffee and lunch, we pottered around the Gamla Stan and the Royal palace as we needed to be around the canals for a boat tour. To be honest we had a little problem with finding the correct dock but in the end we managed. I always find it wonderful to observe the city from the water as it is a totally different sight. We saw the different islands from the water and were educated on some Stockholm facts.
After loosing some time with finding the correct dock for the Canal tour it was time for dinner. That nights choice was a little Asian recommended by Trip Advisor. This site always helps me when I do not know where to eat.
And that my friends concludes Part 1 of this blog post about Stockholm. If you enjoyed this post please give a little and if you are from this city or you really like this city leave a comment. It can be anything!
Until next post friends!