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We haven't had all that much to keep us busy over the past few days; we've basically just been killing time and waiting to get on our last flight of the trip. After our very short stint on Oslo we got on another long-haul train to Stockholm (no icy mountain views this time), got on the now familiar metro to our hostel and took our requisite nap of the day. It's pretty sad really, but we keep looking at the prices of food and things and thinking "Wow, it's so cheap ...
I woke up around 5am and walked down to the college where a bus picked us up and took us to the oslo train station. We then got on a eurorail to Stockholm. The train ride was pretty easy. I slept a good 4 hours then finished a book the rest of the way. We arrived at Stockholm and ...
... Bill checked the time with the wonderful realization that it was 14:00 and the sun was still high in the sky. This was big news for us up north seeing as we currently get about five hours (and decreasing!) of sunlight each day. In Luleň, the sun is already setting by 14:00 and is completely dark come 15:00. Therefore, when my classes are done early in the afternoon, I feel the need to go home, eat dinner, and sleep. The early darkness really messes with one's body clock. I'm ...
... with coffee, we tried to explore Norrmalm and Ostermalm, the neighborhoods in back of the hotel, but as on previous days, we were frustrated by a torrential and lengthy downpour.
Fem Sma Hus, five small houses, in Gamla Stan is as full of atmosphere as a restaurant can be without being hokey. Dinner with the Strongins, folks from home who had just arrived in Stockholm to begin their tour of Scandinavia was delicious; sharing it with good friends made the evening extra ...
... The price of living is similarly expensive, with slight Scandinavian weighting here.
We spent ages trying to find the tourist information centre marked on the map. Turned out you had to go underground and it was actually inside a mall. We gathered information here to determine whether purchasing a Stockholm Card would be worthwhile.
We headed north towards the suburb we would stay in for the next couple of days. We had a cheap ...
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