In which we don’t miss important buildings and shit.
A female guard outside the Royal Palace.
A view of the Grand Hotel.
Practical, economical and environmentally friendly, bicycles are a popular mode of transport in many European cities. I wish we had fewer cars and more of a culture of cycling in London.
And that concludes the Stockholm travel news. I’m now in London for a week or so and then things start to get really exciting.
Stockholm is a very historic city and has an area known as the Old Town which still has a mediaeval street layout and some well-preserved buildings.
Of course, the Old Town is not short of shopping opportunities for tourists. I loved the Viking shop much more than I expected to and I badly regret not buying a beautiful pair of silver earrings shaped like Viking ships. Even though it would mean getting my ears re-pierced because it’s that long since I’ve worn earrings.
When you have had enough walking around and need to sit down, look for this cafe. I know it looks like a mysterious kind of hole in the wall, with stairs leading down to unknown places, but trust me. Downstairs it is a wonderful ancient cellar with arches, dozens of tables and comfortable sofas where you and your friends can sit down, and delicious cakes and hot chocolate.
My friend T kindly showed me around and in the process I scored 1 Friends point.
Shopping area in central Stockholm.
H&M is a big presence, naturally.
I shot this next one mainly for the entertainingly-named BikBok store, which sells women’s fashions.
Cum Clubwear. Those naughty Swedes.
Evening. A handsome bartender at the Radisson hotel suddenly notices I am taking his picture.
133.2 lbs. Very good. Means I didn’t gain anything in Sweden, even though it was quite a carb-heavy experience. (Hot chocolate with cream, yum.) I’m glad I took my swimming costume as I managed to do 70 minutes of swimming in the hotel pool. One Health point.
I know I can shift three more pounds if I really try.
I’m back in London after a weekend in Stockholm. It has long been my opinion that Sweden is the greatest country in the world, and here is why:
The World Values Survey Cultural Map of the World.
Stay tuned for photos of Stockholm over the next couple of days.
I didn’t wear any make-up to the gym tonight, for the first time in, like, ever, and so of course Delroy the Beautiful was there, even though I thought he was working days now. Decided to skip weight training because lack of time, and went directly to the pool where I swam an impressive 100 lengths. 1 Health point.
I still haven’t packed my bag but I’m checked in for my flight and I remembered to bring swimming costumes home from the gym so we are doing okay. See you later.
Even though I don’t really have time and a taxi is coming at 3.30 in the morning. I need to get in the pool.