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Stockholm

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Sweden has a good reputation in my mind and they have plenty of great bands. So it’s unclear why I’m not there. That situation, along with a cheap flight offer, created a long weekend in Stockholm for me. It turned out that my geography was a bit off and Stockholm is as far north as Rīga and, accordingly, January may not be the best time of the year to go there because it’s dark most of the time and many of the nice attractions like tours of the archipelago simply don’t take place. Still, with a bunch of recommendations from guides and fellow bloggers it was a great trip.

An unexpected highlight of the trip for me was the Vasamuseet. While it it praised in the guides, I didn’t expect to enjoy it too much as I’m just not sufficiently into history. Yet, I found the whole absurd story about the boastful boat sinking after a hundred metres, the effort needed to get hold of it again, and the way it was presented in the museum fascinating.

view up the Wasa in Vasamuseet

People are right to recommend strolling around Södermalm. Just like Prenzlauer Berg it’s fun and interesting to visit and look at – but it feels a bit too ‘quirky’ at times. An great thing to visit for the photo geek was Fotografiska which, among other things had a an interesting exhibition of Andy Warhol cross-dressing along with Velvet Underground videos going on. Their top-floor café is also very pleasant.

Illuminated Stomatol toothpaste ad in Stockholm

January 25, 2011, 19:41

Tagged as stockholm, travel.

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