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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, and its archipelago is made up of over 30,000 beautiful islands!  As I walked through the streets here I thought it was a perfect summary of the way I’ve perceived Sweden during my visit: beautiful old European buildings, amazing design shops, and nature & water surrounding it all. History. Modernity. Nature.

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My glorious visit to Stockholm started at the beautiful Central Station.  We checked our bags into a locker there and set off on our grand walking tour with Lina and Liz guiding the way!

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We walked from Central Station alongside the water to the island Djurgården, an islands with lots of museums on it, including the museum I visited, The Vasa Museum (Vasamuseet).  I spend a couple of hours in the Vasa exploring the 6 levels of this massive museum- read more about this museum here.

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The tower of Klara Church

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Inside Klara Church

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Looking at Djurgården
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When I met back up with Liz and Lina, they had arranged a little surprise, we took a ferry to the island of Stadholmen, where old town is located.

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Old Town is magical. Plain and simple. It is the picture of quintessential European Old Towns. Houses connected to each other and painted pink, yellow, green & orange. Cobble stone streets. Narrow alleyways. Castle.  Stockholm’s Old Town has it all!

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After our tour of Old Town we met up with a couple of Lina’s friends and had fika & tapas. We sat outside until the sun started to set, and then we made our way back to the train station to catch our train back to Norrköping.

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It was a lovely trip to Stockholm, but I know that it was just a taste! I have a feeling that this wasn’t my only visit to Sweden, and that I will have plenty of opportunities to see even more of Sweden’s beautiful capital!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Thistles and Kiwis
    September 1, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I love Stockholm! One of my favourite cities. Thanks so much for publishing all those photos.

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      October 3, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Thanks for reading! Stockholm was really great! I can’t wait to go back and get to see more!

  • Reply
    Elizabeth Reynolds McGuire
    September 5, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Super amazing intro, Paige!!! PERFECTION!

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      October 3, 2014 at 11:14 am

      Thanks, Liz- a month later 😉 LOVE YOU! Thanks for always being amazingly supportive!

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