Sweden 2013

Europe 28 de oct. de 2013

trip to stockholm promo

Do you now when sometimes you find a really cheap flight exactly on the dates that you can travel?

Well, that was the situation with my trip to Stockholm. One day I was ¬ęsurfing the internet¬Ľ¬†and decided to check cheap flights. And¬†voil√°, flight to¬†Stockholm Skavsta¬†from¬†Kaunas¬†from the 10th of October till the 12th for¬†30‚ā¨.¬†I definitely decided to take it.

We left¬†Kaunas¬†in the afternoon and landed in Sweden¬†at 20:45. Once we were there we bought the tickets for the shuttle bus (the company is called¬†Flyggbussarna)¬†to¬†Stockholm.¬†The tickets are¬†228 SEK¬†(return)¬†if you are under 25 and the journey takes around¬†90 minutes.¬†Once we were in Stockholm, we took the underground¬†and walked to our hostel, the¬†Old Town Hostel.¬†This hostel is located in the heart of Stockholm’s old town and even though it’s sort of a cave¬†(it has no windows)¬†it’s really clean and cozy to stay in. It has by far the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept in a hostel’s bed.¬†True story.¬†

As we only had a couple of nights and only one full day, we decided to go to have a beer and discover the nightlife of the scandinavian capital.

The next day¬†(friday)¬†we woke up quite early to go to the centre of the city and meet¬†Chloe¬†from¬†Free Tour Stockholm. The idea of¬†Free Tour Stockholm¬†is to bring you around the city and tell you it’s history completely for free, in short tours of about¬†1.5 hours.¬†It was such a nice experience. Although Chloe wasn’t swedish, she was definitely a local, and she was one of the best guides that you could ask for.

After having the tour we visited few museums and take a boat tour. Also we had to stop to have some food and we decided to take some¬†¬ętypical swedish food¬Ľ¬†also known as¬†Tunnbr√∂dsrulle.¬†The taste was… hmm… acceptable… easy to cook. Fast foodish.¬†

All the museums, boat tour and the underground were for¬†¬ęfree¬Ľ,¬†because we had purchased before the¬†Stockholm City Card.¬†

In the afternoon, after having the¬†must visit¬†to¬†H&M stores¬†we took another¬†Free Tour¬†but this time would be of the old town.¬†Lee, who was our guide is an american dude who fell in love with a swedish girl and married her. Since then he lives in Stockholm. As he would define himself¬†he is a¬†¬ęlove refugee¬Ľ.¬†

Once we had enough of walking around, we headed to the hostel where we would rest for about half an hour. After that went to have a final adventure but as we were so tired after the whole day going up and down, we went home early. Our shuttle bus to the airport was leaving at 5am.

I was trying to keep my trip as much¬†low cost¬†as possible, and I’m afraid I didn’t really succeed¬†(yeah, that’s basically why right now I’m so broke!).¬†It’s just and advice. If you try to go to¬†Stockholm¬†and not spend more than¬†100‚ā¨ but you also want to do some stuff and don’t stay in the airport, well, it might not happen. If you manage to do that, please contact me and tell me how you did it, I would really appreciate it for the future!

Since I’m in Lithuania I wanted to go to¬†Sweden. I don’t know if it was because of¬†Spotify, IKEA¬†or the blond people¬†but I really enjoyed it there. It was a really¬†express visit¬†to the swede capital, but don’t worry¬†Sverige,¬†I’m planning to come back.

 

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Pau Mateo

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