"The swedish capital" Stockholm by Henrik_rrb
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Wow! Two visits in the Swedish capital within less than a week!? When did that happen the last time?
Two trips with two different results I have to say. The first one gave me a new job, but my feeling for the "capitale" wasn't totally positive, which you might understand after you've read on the next rows what I wrote after that trip...
"There is a classic joke here in Sweden:
"What is the best thing with Stockholm?
Answer: The train that leaves for Gothenburg..."
And I couldn't actually agree more after the moment last week when I got to Stockholm. I was there for a one-day-trip, and was about to go from the Central Station to the Globen-area with the subway.
For those of you who haven't visited the swedish capital, it's a trip that will take around 10-15 minutes.
I asked for a ticket and hold up a 20 kronor-note, but the lady behind the desk just lauged and said sarcasticly "that's not enough. It costs 45 kronor".
I'm sorry...?! That is like 5 euro... And I who thought that Oslo was expensive. Please tell me, anyone, if there is any other subway in the whole world that is that expensive??
No wonder no swede outside Stockholm likes the swedish capital...
Okey okey, I know it's a bit smallish to be pissed off for some stupid subway-tickets. But come on, you must admit that I could have gotten a nicer welcome...?
Anyway, I'll be back there next week, then with a newly bought "Stockholm card", which means I'll take the subway for free. Should help me to start like Stockholm a bit at least... ;)"
The second trip didn't give me a new job, but gave me so much else. Although it was 4 quite cold days, I had so much fun! And with the Stockholm-card I didn't need to pay the outrages prices on the subway either...
So it's from this trip you'll find info about. And I'm quite sure you'll find a lot of positive feelings here...
I'll definately go back to Stockholm again, still so much to see that I never had time to explore!
And I advice you to do the same, although you shouldn't go there in the winter... Way too cold for any human person, although my lovely travel companion, from nice and warm Los Angeles, though it was really nice and warm!
Me, on the other side, frooze my ass off everytime I went outside the door... ;)
But that didn't stop me from having fun!
Enjoy the reading!
- Pros:The beautiful city
- Cons:The crazy prices
- In a nutshell:So much to see!
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