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... hostel for the night, some Spanish people arrived in our shared dorm and asked us if we'd like to go out with them. At this point I was in my pajamas and brushing my teeth, but we ended up joining them for another fun-filled adventure. They were a group of students studying in Brussels and were in awe as we described how cold and dark it is up north in Luleň. We were able to find a bar with decent music and spent the night partying with them until the bar closed. Stockholm, thank ...
... can say much less impressed, but still enjoyed herself.
Stockholm is a beautiful, humming metropolis, with a busy downtown core, tons of shopping and people wandering the streets. We hit up the main downtown shopping district and worked our way to the old town island for some architecture and cobblestone. I was interested to learn that there are rivers running all over the city and that they are not actually rivers, but ...
... As in Helsinki, the city is pumped for summer. People were enjoying picnics in all the parks, out for bike rides and lounging at the many pop-up summer bars. The supermarket was fairly quiet at the time and we found Swedish grocery shopping to be a much easier guessing game than Finnish grocery shopping.
Back at the hostel we met our roommates: what a nice group of people we ended up with! Our bottle of ...
... you emerge from that toasty interior to hail a taxi at Central Station.
Soon we were checking into the Courtyard in Kungsholmen. I collected enough Marriott points to cover this stay and we really love the location. Lars' sister Lotta lives just 50 meters from the hotel. This visit didn't afford us with much time but we managed to meet her and Lennart for coffee on Saturday before we left for Spain.
We also managed a quick trip ...
... be our guide) into the forest, where we were shown the types of mushroom we were looking for (in general it was the ones that our hosts mother knew to be OK from her years of experience). Mushrooms tend to like damp places so we were mostly hunting at the bases of trees, around rocks and any cool well shaded areas. My rule of thumb on this expedition was pick what i was told to pick and if it was a 'no' but i still liked the look of it then ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed