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... shelled out twenty quid for a couple of bowls of soup and then went to the Vasa museum. The Vasa museum is supposed to be a Stockholm must do and for once the guide books are spot on. It houses a full size wooden galleon warship that sank on its maiden voyage in 1648 and sat at the bottom of the ocean for three hundred years before it was salvaged in the 60's, dried out, tarted up a bit and put into the museum. And it is absolutely awesome. It's an amazing thing, but ...
I'm pretty jetlegged. Last night was so crazy in the hostel! So many ridiculously drunk people. Apparently it's been like this for the last day or two. I slept all day and am working again. Tonight's crew is infinitely better, and I'm enjoying myself again. So that's ...
... 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 ...
... was decided. Vasa sank, after sailing barely 1300 meters.
The crew threw themselves into the water or clung to the rigging until rescued, but not all managed to save themselves. Eyewitnesses differ on the exact numbers, but perhaps 30 of approximately 150 people on board died in the loss. After the ship was raised in 1961, the remains of at least 16 people were found.
Here are a few of ...
... helium balloon (appropriately named Helen the helium balloon) pulled down to her face (see pic's) haha, soo funny!!
Day two was a day of shopping... Gosh, I don't know how many shops we went into but we found most things we were looking for and a few more that Zoe wanted.
Wednesday we spent at Skansen (Stockholm Zoo).