Elite Hotel Arcadia
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... Much of the sail, rope, and even clothing survived intact. The kids found the facial reconstruction done based on DNA and skull analysis to be both cool and morbid. The information they presented on how the ship was re-floated 300 years after its sinking was also pretty neat. After the museum, we enjoyed a quick lunch overlooking one of the many canals of the city. We grabbed the ferry back to Gamla Stan (Old Town) and did the Rick Steves self-guided walking tour in reverse. ...
... be even more amazing is that they've not made a bollocks of exhibiting it, it's lit wonderfully, you can view it at different levels and can just about touch it, but not quite. A great experience and because it's winter there weren't many people there either. Result. Wednesday February 18th Went to Ikea today, well you had to really, it's the worlds biggest store here in Stockholm and we were driving past so thought why not. Even went into the restaurant and got ourselves ...
... roomies Dan and Pip also just got back and invited us bowling and to dinner with a group of other people from the hostel. It was super fun.
Surprisingly i won bowling score wise but bowling in Europe is times not by game. It was strange.
Dinner was good. Most of us got either ribs or burger. it was pretty good.
we ate, we drank, we chatted and then went back.
Thursday 28th August ...
At 8.15am we leave for our Footsteps in Viking Tour. With a bus load of fellow tourists we set off for a 90 minute tour to the Viking Village.
The owner spent 15 years developing the village into what it is today. The Village owner was a clever craftsman having built boats, a fantastic kitchen (he was a Michelin chef), a grand viking hall and a variety of other structures.
There is a variety of activities - rowing a long ...
... that carried 64 guns and around 300 soldiers. Built of solid oak it sank within 1.5 kls in the harbour on its maiden voyage, mainly due to insufficient ballast and the lower gun holes being too close to the water line. The ship stayed at the bottom of the harbour for 333 years until it was raised in 1961 and reconstructed up to 98% of the original including hundreds of sculptures adorning the outside structure. That evening we all went to ...