Park Inn by Radisson Uppsala
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Travel Blogs from Uppsala
... and Thursday to figure out something to do. Not wanting to succumb to jet-lag and sleep right away, I listened to music and tried to start unpacking. Hunger got me to find my way to the grocery store ICA. Luckily it is just down the hill from my building and wasn't difficult to find. Despite food, I still fell asleep at around 6, and woke up around 2am wide awake.
Thursday was my first day actually exploring Uppsala, but I will wait until my next post to start talking about that!
... in the world. 8 people working out of the school have received Nobel prizes. 8. Anyways, not that I aspire for greatness or anything but I think this school might be for me. They have a Masters program in sustainable development-it's multidisciplinary with first semester being a crash course in science, just what I need. I think sustainable development is a fascinating field and I haven't seen any other country who seems to be doing so well as ...
... saw along the side of the river, more than a mile from where we live.
The day starts with people trying not to spill their plastic champagne glasses as the squish along the side of the river and watch crazy classmates make attempt to make it over the engorged river filled with the rains and snow melt off in boats carrying no more than four people and made of Styrofoam.
How the boats work is. If they come along the side they may get drinks or ...
... we thought there might be, but there was still some that was nice to look at. I managed to speak some brief correct Swedish to, but only to ask the ticket lady to speak to us in English! Still, it was better than nothing :). We wandered around for a bit then stumbled across the old town and the beautiful riverside with old buildings and loads of bicylcles around. We had lunch at an amazing spot by the river then went to look at the cathedral ...
... but that is there and this is here. If America had coffee shops where you could Fika I would go there. However, my lifestyle between the two countries is different, in the States I am in a hurry and in Sweden I have time to relax. America does not have Fika, so there is no comparison between the two countries when it comes to coffee. If Americans were to embrace Fika they would understand what a great institution it is in ...
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