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Feb 6, 2018 - Stockholm has charmed me

Hello all and welcome to crisp, snowy Stockholm. In a very short time here, I've found the Swedes to be unhurried, calm and helpful. English is widely spoken which makes a brief visit so much easier. For example, this morning I sought out a mobile/wifi store to deal with a problem I had with both my phone and my tablet failing to connect to the internet. Its so frustrating when you can't email family or access your travel life which is safely stored on your devices. A nice young man in a telcom store just used his magic fingers to fix my...

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Sep 3, 2017 - Day 1-3

Well,we are here to begin our journey! It was a really long, exhausting trip and now I am up at since 1AM Swedish time. Oh well, I will try to get some photos today and see how this all works. Should have gotten insrtuctions from JJ before I left home! This is the most amazingly beautiful ship I have ever seen! Words cannot describe the magnificent details in it's design and beauty. Going to the Vasa museum to see the Viking ship that was preserved in the mud. Not enough time here....

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Aug 16, 2017 - Stockholm, Sweden

I arrived in Stockholm at Arlanda airport with no real plan of how to get into the city since it was the middle of a week day I figured there'd be plenty of options. I hit the tourist info desk in the airport. They had a 72 hour or a 7 day transportation pass and since I was staying 4 days I got the 7 day for about $35. This was a great deal because I used it to get into town (took awhile because had to take a bus, rail, and metro) but since the arlanda express train is $35 for one way into town I didn't care. As it turned out, my pass was...

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Jul 21, 2017 - Stockholm

Stockholm the capital of Sweden is not what I expected at all the old part of the city is still the same as it was in the 19th century cobbled narrow streets they were neutral during both world wars so no damage the local tour guide was an amerture actor and the highlight of my time in Sweden. The main tourist attraction was the city hall where the noble peace prize dinner takes place the main exhibition hall is made of marble and has terrible acoustics so they they moved the dinner upstairs and the pissup downstrairs the mosaic on the wall...

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Scandinavia 2017

Jun 22, 2017 - Stockholm

We are in an airport Best Western for cost and convenience. It's a 10 minute free shuttle to the airport and a semi-rural 15 minute walk to a local train station with a dedicated line to Stockholm central. The included breakfast is hearty, varied, and well caffeinated. After this wonderful breakfast, we made our way to the train and downtown Stockholm. We were last in Stockholm December of 2015, our first stop on our around the world jaunt. We'd seen much of the City then. New this time was Vikingsliv Museum, dedicated to the truth about...

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Back to Europe

Jun 17, 2017 - Starting out

As usual, we were up early on travel day. We had a minor flurry of last minute prep for the house sitter -- washing dishes, taking out trash and recycling, etc -- and minor spats -- so, Jim, you pack a snack for you but not for me -- then we locked up and walked two blocks with bags to catch bus 41 downtown. Rumor of a skinhead protest at the college where the bus originates made us anxious, but the bus was on time. More anxiety was had by me when the bus gears would not engage properly, but we were still on time. The next bus, 605 to a...

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Back to Europe

May 20, 2017 - Stockholm

We were only docked in Stockholm for five hours, so we made the most of our time exploring this city composed of fourteen islands and peninsulas by traveling around it by boat (hop-on, hop-off). We got off in Gamla Stan, the preserved medieval city center with its pedestrian friendly cobblestone streets and myriad of shops and cafes alongside. The disappointing thing was that we arrived in port before many of the shops opened. But we could feel it's charm. Next we travelled over to the Vasa Museum, the most visited museum in Scandinavia. It...

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Dec 6, 2016 - The land of my people!!

So, we had to get up at the ungodly hour of 5am to catch our 5:30 shuttle to the airport for our 8am flight to Stockholm. Now, we had totally intended to get all of our things packed and get to bead early the night before. This did not happen. Nope. Not even a little. By the time we were tucked in with the lights off, it was for sure past 10pm. Sigh. This does not bode well for our energy and attitudes. Anywho, after saying a not so fond farewell to our giant heavy backpacks, which are only getting heavier, we proceeded to hit the security...

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European Adventure

Aug 31, 2016 - Stockholm, Sweden - July 9, 2016

This is our last Journal entry from our Baltic Cruise. Enjoy the pictures - Ron and Carmen. When we disembarked from our Cruise Ship we were given a guided tour of Stockholm City Hall. After the tour we were dropped off at our hotel. We added an extra night so we could have a day on our own to check things out. In the morning Carmen and I explored on our own. In the afternoon the four of us checked out The Vasa exhibit which is a ship which was raised from the bottom of the harbor just outside Stockholm after 333 years. Additional info is...

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Cruise of the Baltic

Aug 25, 2016 - Sweden

We have spent a month in Sweden with Chelsea and Raul. The first ten days we were staying out of the city, house sitting a house belonging to one of Raul's colleagues. It was right near a lake and close to many interesting biking trails. Spied a deer eating in the next door garden one evening. A good chance to relax and unwind after the busy Mongolian trip. And a chance to get to meet most of Raul's family. Even fun (almost!) to bike down to the nearby supermarket, decide what we felt like for dinner, and cook it. It took a bit longer for...

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Aug 6, 2016 - Free Day in Stockholm

We have a free day today in Stockholm. The weather forecast was partly cloudy so we were thrilled to wake up to sunshine. Betty, our tour guide, had free tickets for us to the Vasa museum which houses the only 17th century almost fully intact ship that has even been salvaged. Wanda and I opted to pass and had our own plan for the day. We started with a boat ride to the Drottningholm Palace, the private residence of the Swedish royal family, on Lovin, one of the 14 islands that make up Stockholm. It is one of the best preserved royal castles...

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Aug 5, 2016 - Arriving in Stockholm

Today was one of those travel days that really tests oneself. Flew all night from New York arriving in Helsinki at 8:45am, a five hour layover, then a one hour flight to Stockholm, a one hour bus ride into the city, and then a city tour before finally arriving at our hotel about 5:30pm! By this time, we had passed the point of being tired and grumpy- now just fuzzy brained and frayed nerves. The city tour provided a good overview of this very metropolitan capital of Sweden that was founded in the 13th century and built on some fourteen...

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