Castanea Old Town Hostel
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... and found myself a lovely blazer and dress for 60% off.
The Saturday involved a leisurely breakfast at a little cafe and a walk, followed by a trip to the store to buy another bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups after Annie, the dog, ate the entirety of the first bag (she's a Golden Retriever...go figure!).
My flight to Copenhagen left LA at 7:30pm, and the drive up was relatively uneventful. I slept the whole flight and got to Växjö by ...
... she gave me a subway map that has different libraries marked on it. Very neat! I spent some time at the library doing flashcards and decided to bike back to take a shower and eat something before heading to Gamla Stan for my very first language meet up! I found it on meetup.com. It's basically a bunch of foreigners getting together to practice Swedish with a few Swedish hosts to guide the speakers. I was pretty nervous since I haven't spoken much Swedish!! It took place ...
... only Nobel bestowed in Oslo, Norway, which was decided back during a time when Norway and Sweden were one country.] The area around City Hall was beautiful, and the Swedes were out in force on this gorgeous morning. There was some sort of group challenge underway, with many beautiful Swedish ladies dressed in pink doing athletic events (Sam was entranced), and a lot of people out for a morning jog. We rejoined our group afterwards, and boarded the ...
... was suitably dignified vis-a-vis the aforementioned hydrology, despite the many pictures she took.
We also took one of ...
... and saw a very good exhibit on the Viking era.
Stockholm Cathedral (Storykran) is overwhelmingly protestant in design, however it does feature a striking black ebony and silver altar, and a massive statue depicting St George slaying a dragon (1489). The Catholic Cathedral of St Erik is architecturally disastrous. The original cathedral was quite small, so the post-Vatican II renovations basically "knocked a wall out" where the original high altar ...