Taking Stock In Stockholm

An organised, clean, elegant, historically rich, and friendly city.

Stockholm, I knew nothing about this place prior to arriving here yesterday, so I didn’t know what to expect. What I found was a well organised, clean, elegant, historically rich, and friendly city.

To me Stockholm feels a little bit Frenchy. Everything is just so well designed and decorated. Imagine a city with IKEA styling but with a French twist, this is Stockholm. The city is uncrowded, easy to get around and intimate.

During our two guided walking tours of the city we heard fascinating stories about the history of the Royal Family. There was a Mad King, a Princess who was born with so much hair on her body that it was assumed she was a he, and how one of the present day Princesses fell in love with and married her personal trainer.

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and home to ABBA, braided hair, The Nobel Peace Prize, H&M, IKEA, Volvo and SAAB. The city has the most beautiful and soft green grass where I enjoyed a little siesta on :-). There were loads of beautiful outdoor dining areas and the weather was very very good to us.

Today we are driving south-west for four hours to a town called Jönköping which is where Agnetha from ABBA was born.

Over and out,

Dani, Jon and Steve

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