Travel Blogs from Taby
... hot drinks for a while. Dinner was a fairly poor affair at the hotel buffet, and we rested our weary limbs, or at least I did, with another early night. It was an early start on Tuesday morning to catch our bus from Mora to Stockholm. It was only about a five hour trip, and we were in the Swedish capital shortly after lunch. It was a bit of a mission getting to our hotel via the metro (never fun with a big group and lots of luggage) , big we made it, and had some free time ...
... and discussed how burned out we were on Swedish meatballs, then promptly ordered them when the waiter came around. Come on, it's our last night in Sweden. What else could we get??? The "screw the budget, let's order two of everything on the menu" attitude I inherited from my Dad was welling up in me, but I did a pretty good job of keeping it in check. It was the last chance for years that Chelsea would have to get a drink, so we walked to a quiet little bar ...
... there are about gang rape and incest. These are about prostitution and drugs." It was the strangest and most awkward (for me) conversation I've ever had with someone over 70. They were all smiles and clearly wanted to talk, but the three of us politely moved on to the next exhibit before we cracked up laughing at the bizarre encounter. The rest of that museum was a bust. The hilarious and wildly open grandmas were the highlight. By that time 24 hours without sleep was starting ...
The day started with a bus ride to visit the Nordiska museum. The museum depicted life in Sweden displayed in timelines for each theme e.g. Fashion through the centuries, furniture, lifestyles, etc. All enclosed in a spectacular building on Djugarden. A leisurely ten minute tram ride into the centre of the city to another icon of Stockholm ...
... tells us that Queen Louise Ulrika was fondest of the Chinese Pavilion. It is a charming building, featuring oval rooms with large windows with mirrors hung opposite to reflect the outdoors. Louisa chose silks, lacquer ware and porcelain from catalogues and waited eighteen months for them to arrive from China. Amazingly, everything in the Chinese Pavillion is original.
Louise and her entourage visited the Chinese Pavillion frequently, at least every weekend. They went ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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