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Travel Blogs from Stockholm
... caught the boat over to the neighbouring island,Skeppsholmen or Ship's Island. This was where the Swedish Navy was based until fairly recently. We got off there and walked around it back to the area in front of the Royal Palace. It was a beautiful day and the walk was great even though we stopped frequently for Fletcher to rest. We walked up towards the shopping area but stopped in Kungsgarden a lovely square with great gardens. There was a small cafe in the middle so we ...
... would have headed off in the opposite direction! Safely back on the ship, it's time for some relaxation on the outside deck as we sail away. I like Stockholm and would happily spend more time here. We sail back through the archipelago which is now busier than ever with boats, ferries and ships. It is spectacular scenery which we enjoy from outside on deck 11. Sailing day tomorrow so we look forward to some relaxing time on board and maybe a Samba ...
Today is Monday, July 1st. We started out our day with a cappuccino and yogurt at an outdoor cafe near our hotel. We then walked over to the harbor where we boarded a sightseeing boat called "Under the Bridges" which took us all around the city of Stockholm. Then we took a long walk to city hall where we had a tour where the Nobel Peace Prize winners and the dinner and dancing take place in the Blue ...
... places like a school, carpenter's workshop, and glass- blowing shop with friendly faces inside to tell us about the habits and history of the places, most of which were even original structures from the time period.
We then set a course for the Vasa Ship museum, which details the creation and ultimate fate of the old Swedish warship. She is the most famous and well-preserved ship in the world, with 98% of the structure ...
... got the dates wrong. We circumnavigated the island then wandered around its innards. Found plenty of things to keep a tourist occupied. The most prolific businesses seemed to be antique shops. Some of the items on offer truly reinforced the idiomatic expression "one man's trash is another man's treasure". We found a few gems along the way including the Nobel Museum, which we were ...
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