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Discussion in 'Personal' started by emilystrange, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    this year's holiday destination. does anyone know much about it?
  2. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    this year's holiday destination. does anyone know much about it?
  3. I LOVED it. It's the most beautiful city on Earth.
    (Google is your friend - there will be masses of info there.)
  4. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    yes, but i want to know from YOU lot!
  5. Ok - I'll have a think.
  6. It is lovely, especially in summer. Very expensive though, especially if you drink alcohol!
    We liked Skansen open air museum, has lots of reconstructed buildings from all over Sweden, and a mini zoo with brown bears and a few other interesting animals.
    You can walk everywhere as it's fairly compact and so scenic with the water everywhere.
    Wish we'd gone to the Vasa museum to see the well preserved ship.
    We enjoyed the boat trip we did, think it was called 'Under the Bridges of Stockholm'
    Have fun!
  7. It is beautiful!
    Lots to see - Gamla Stan, the old town, is gorgeous. Make sure you also have a look at Riddarholmen island.
    Skansen is an open air museum on Djurgården island and is also good.
    Make sure you also do a boat tour - I have forgotten the name of the boat we were on but it was great and the scenery was brilliant.
  8. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    i've just discovered the treasure chamber with all the crown jewels. that's it. just bring my food there, i'll be fine...
  9. The Vasa?
    We also went to the modern art musuem, which was really good (there is an area of kiddies too - don't know if you will have children with you!)
    Also went to see the royal palace and had a look round.
    And we had a great brunch in a garden cafe called Fafangan (if I have got the spelling right)
    It is a while since we were there, but I think they now do "Stieg Larsson Millenium" tours, if that is your kind of thing [​IMG]
  10. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    no children. just husband and two other lads/men. this is usually on a par with taking one's class on holiday. :D

    the treasure is under the royal palace, two birds with one stone there. and we generally end up in art museums and churches a lot, with umpteen cafe stops.

  11. Where to start...
    sparkling clean water everywhere - the city is built on an archipelago
    lots of fabulous ochre / dark red painted buildings - depending on the century
    beautiful people
    the Djurgarden in the centre
    beautiful white ferries for commuters and visitors alike - fast and quiet
    clean, efficient trains
    Royal palaces
    Palace guards are uber cool and have long hair!! (National Service??)
    fabulous department store - NK - amazingly beautiful presentation of products
    hardly any darkness in summer
    great sunsets...

    Our hotel on the island of Lidingo:

    The Millesgarden next door:

    The waterfront:
    Local ferry:
    Dala horse:
    Flag and Palace guard:

  12. LOL.
    I shall try and dig out the name of the boat for you tomorrow - can't for the life of me remember it at the moment.
    Forgot to mention the Stadshuset - that is where the Nobel prizes are awarded each year.
    And do go to Vasa - there is an old war ship there.
  13. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    What exaggeration!
  14. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    cq - the pair we're going with make 2 bathrooms an essential, not a luxury. one of them would be late for own funeral cos he changed mind about the shirt he was wearing, and would insist on ironing another one.
  15. One of mine went ....... in the winter I think.
    Enjoyed it.

  16. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    By definition everyone is' late' for his/her own funeral.
  17. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    Stockholm has a syndrome so take care.

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