Stockholm

Louise and I were both really excited for Stockholm, mainly because we’d hunted down some flea markets, booked a walking tour and Gamla Stan was here.

We arrived by train at sunset which was lovely and gave the city a really warm feeling when we arrived.

Coming into Stockholm on the train

Coming into Stockholm on the train

Gamla Stan is the Old Town that’s on an island between the two sides of Stockholm. The narrow streets are all lit up with lanterns, covered in vines and winding their way round the island.

Gamla Stan streets

Gamla Stan streets

Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan

We had to go a bit out of our way to get to these flea markets and the first one we went to was a bit of a fail. Everything looked…stolen. So moving on we actually stumbled across another flea market on our mission to get back which turned out to be really good. We found this one stall just had some absolute steals; Diesel, Boy, Zara. Needless to say, me and Louise had a whale of a time. Just goes to show that when your plan fails; fear not.

The walking tour back in the city was really interesting and took us to some great places. I would highly recommend them if you’re visiting a city as they’re nearly always free (but it’s nice to tip). These were some of the sights we saw:

Opera House

Opera House

Parliament building, on the edge of Gamla Stan

Parliament building, on the edge of Gamla Stan

Central Market

Central Market

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After a couple of short days in Stockholm staying with a very mumsy Russian lady, we stocked up on meat and chocolate from the supermarkets (food, especially meat, is cheaper in Sweden than Norway) and embarked on the 7hr journey back to Oslo. Even that wasn’t without it’s surprises though. Train weirdos eh.

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