I have always been more attracted by cold countries rather than warm ones (yes, Australia is an exception!). So when I found out that I could go visiting some friends of mine in Sweden I did not hesitate for a second. And here I want to share with you some photos I took and some places I have been to. Hope you enjoy.
I took a flight from Milan to Stockholm on Friday evening. Bad luck (but then I realised I was actually lucky since Arlanda was so much closer to the city centre) wanted the flight to be diverted from the airport of Skavsta to Arlanda. From there I went straight to the hotel. If you’re wondering, the place I stayed in (thank you Antonella for being so kind to hosting me!) is called The King’s Garden Hotel and is right in the heart of the city, close to everything. Very beautiful! Since I arrived pretty late at night what we did is just taking a walk around the city and in Gamla Stan. I was freezing (not as much as I thought I would be – but still) but the view was so spectacular that we kept walking for an hour or so and then headed back to the hotel.
The morning after we went a little bit around the northern part of the city, in Odenplan and we found a very nice spot to have breakfast – the place is called Bröderna Svedman, lovely! Time for lunch and here we found another special place (in my opinion at least), where I could finally try the original Swedish Meatballs. We had lunch in Gästabud, in Gamla Stan, a very cozy spot where you can eat typical food at a decent price. Super recommended! The afternoon was all about visiting the city as much as I could, since I didn’t have much time to spend there. We spent a good couple of hours walking on the coast and taking picture of the landscape, then we went around for the Old City. For the evening I had the chance to spend some time with two Swedish (and lovely) friends I met in Australia (Hello Moa and Marina!) and eat some proper Swedish food – A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
Sunday was more of a relaxing day. We spent some time for buying some little gifts and cuddling ourselves by eating some exquisite Swedish pastries at the famous Vete-Katten patisserie, where coffee is free by the way. Then we headed to the Moderna Museet – Museum of Modern Art of Stockholm – which we enjoyed very much.
The evening ended with an easy hamburger dinner and a last walk around this wonderful city.
I will leave you some pictures I took here below. Not the best resolution, but hope they will do the job.
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