Clarion Collection Hotel Wellington
Travel Blogs from Stockholm
... in, then got back on the T to travel to the old City Center, known as Gamla Stan. Now existing almost solely for the tourist trade, this part of town has existed since medieval times and densified through the renaissance and into today. The buildings are not exactly common-wall construction, but what I’d term as “lean on me” construction – in fact, some building are visibly out of plumb relative to their neighbors. Not enough to be ...
... tour through all the public spaces, including the Treasury (lots of crowns and jewels), the Royal Apartments, the Royal Chapel, the Kronor Museum and the Museum of Antiquities. Photos not allowed, but I snuck a few anyway.
We dine at "Tradition" restaurant in the old town, enjoying classic Swedish cuisine like meatballs with mustard sauce and lingonberries. I have a caviar appetizer followed by fried ...
... cruise till yesterday. Then always said idiots are being called, because they are missing as the last lifeboat is retrieved by the ship. That my friends is a tender port. Anyway, on to the excursion. We boarded the bus for Stockholm, and the hour ride in. Well since it is Sweden, I expected the Swedish Bikini Team to show up loaded with blondes to be our guides. Imagine my disappointment when I find out Donna has cancelled that order, and we now have the old Russian ...
... ship or the roof of a longhouse. Very cool. We visited a few other areas but the one that really got my attention was the go,d room. It is covered from ceiling to floor in gold tiles in an incredibly detailed mosaic. It was Byzantine in design and stunning. We then went to see the Vassa Galleon museum. This is a huge ship that was made in 1862 and sunk on its maiden voyage in the harbour about ...
... to the photography museum, this was made quite long because we got lost and sat by the river for awhile, this was such a beautiful place to get lost. The photography museum was nothing to really write home about, naked ladies, self annihilation and the slums of Bombay were the 3 exhibits, they change their exhibits every 3-4 months though. We also saw the changing of the guard at the royal palace, had a waffle cone ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility