Thursday, 18 December 2014

A Weekend in Stockholm: Part 2

Click here to read Part 1 of this post if you haven't already.

The next morning we explored Södermalm, a creative and trendy district just south of Gamla Stan.

Look! Korea-related stuff!
At the end of the main street you can see the Ericsson Globe, one of the largest hemispherical buildings in the world.
Pleasant autumn colours.
Admiring the local wildlife.

Some of the most inventive graffiti artists in the world come from Sweden, as you can see.
This was just as delicious as it looks.
On the way home we stopped off at the local Systembolaget, which is a government-owned liquor store. It's the only retail store in Sweden allowed to sell drinks that contain more than 3.5% alcohol volume.
That evening we enjoyed a meal and some drinks with Nick, Ulrika, and their friend. Later on we all went downtown to some bars and clubs, though we didn't take any photos.
The next day we were all pretty hungover so we relaxed and ate pizza. As dusk drew in, Nick and Ulrika took us for a walk through some of the prettier parts of their neighbourhood.

Apparently this old building was once the workplace of Alfred Nobel.

Once back at the apartment, we spent a few hours playing a fierce game of Risk!
The next morning, Angela and I did some more exploring in the city.

Nick and Ulrika met up with us and we we headed for the Vasa Museum, home to a seventeenth century warship salvaged from the seabed after it sunk barely a kilometre into its maiden voyage.

Messing around with interactive exhibits.
Heading back into the beautiful city.

On our final evening with Nick and Ulrika, we made some Swedish meatballs for dinner!
Easily the best meal we had in Sweden.
We were sad to say goodbye to Nick and Ulrika, who'd been such lovely hosts during our stay in Sweden. Stockholm is certainly one of Europe's prettiest cities, and if it weren't so damn expensive we might have stayed longer! In the meantime, however, we were off to France, one of our favourite countries in the world. Finally, we would be visiting Paris, the City of Love, together as husband and wife.

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