My flight to Stockholm not only had free wifi, but they also showed cat videos during the flight – I knew I picked the right airline. I arrived in the city mid-afternoon, and having only eaten a zinger tower burger for breakfast, I was keen to get out into the city and have something to eat. I ended up having a mandelbullar which was a cardamon and almond pastry, it tasted good but I felt as though I needed to brush my teeth straight after.

I had visited here last year but only focused on the city, whereas this time I want to visit an island or two. The afternoon was spent in the old city and the hipster area – I arrived too late to do anything big, and I had to wake up at 7.45am which for me now feels like the crack if dawn.

On Monday I visited Vaxholm, one of the islands around an hour away by boat. The place in itself is very picturesque, and has a fair few shops, restaurants and small piers. I had lunch in an outdoor garden and a walk around the island, before returning back to central Stockholm around 5ish. Some dickhead (me) last their phone in Poland and now my camera has decided to stop working, ┬áso now I’m left with a temperamental little shit of a gopro, so the photo quality for the next couple of weeks won’t be great.

The next day I went to the market – I couldn’t find it last year as it’s under construction. It’s a pretty small hall with restaurants, I initially wanted to buy some meat and cook it myself, but also didn’t want to pay off a mortgage to pay for it. Instead, I went to one of the restaurants in the market and tried to find something very Swedish that isn’t Swedish meatballs, so I ended up having reindeer tartar with rye and horseradish – it was bloody good.

After, I went for a walk and went to a bar with a view of the city, then went around the shops in the area. My life at the moment seems to be a series of first-world problems, and today it was getting my laundry done in the one washing machine in the hostel, so I came back early to get it done.

Today I had intended to go to an island but I woke up too late so I walked around for a bit and watched the changing of the guards, which was alright but seemed to watch most of it through other people’s camera screens. I sat at city hall for a bit, then went for a walk up to the market and got some Swedish meatballs which were surprisingly very good. For me, having worked in kitchens, it was served more like staff food than a restaurant dish which doesn’t really matter to me as long as it tastes good.

Tomorrow, I have to be up very early to go to my final country – four years ago I used to wake up at 3.15am for work every day, and now I struggle with anything before 8.

3 thoughts on “Stockholm

  1. Lin 15th June 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Yes I agree, I am enjoying your photos and reading your blog Sarah…Keep it up…..
    You certainly are getting around. We are off to Barcelona ourselves soon, so just re-read
    your post for ideas. Take care. X

    • Sarah 18th June 2016 / 8:02 pm

      Thanks! Hope you enjoy Barcelona xx

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