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... Then walked down throughout the castle gardens. We walked past the Evolution museum, and a few others an noticed a theme. We had arrived planning to do most of our sightseeing on the Monday which is when most museums are closed here. We visited the Caroline Redviva building housing the old library. Inside they have some amazing collections including the Silver Bible, the first map of Mexico City ever known ...
... but more than willing to continue drinking, we headed to our old standby, Pipes of Scotland, and had a few beers. As we drank, we debated whether or not to venture out to Gamla Uppsala for the final part of the formal Valborg festivities: the lighting of a massive bonfire.
The sky looked hostile, and the weather was getting colder as the daylight slipped away, but we still took a bus to the mounds outside the city in the hopes for warming up against the heat of a blazing ...
... YOU. MADNESS!
We experienced a high degree of culture shock last year after finally reaching Vienna, for most of the reasons I mentioned above (I lost count of the number of times I quoted that great "Well, ain't this place a geographical oddity!" line from O Brother, Where Art Thou?). I feared we'd be in for another round of depression upon moving to Uppsala. Quite the contrary, though; Uppsala almost immediately felt a little more like home.
... about life in Täby.
So as he recounted tales of days gone bye we left the "burbs" and walked into the forest and found Roslagsleden a beautiful walking trail that stretches from Norrtäije to Stockholm. This part of the trail edged along the lake. We enjoyed the smell of forest and the sounds of birds, it felt so far from the city even though we were just minutes away from millions of people.
Eventually we left the trail ...
Had a lazy start to the day and dined on tea and biscuits for breakfast and as I was down to my last tea bag, I managed to get 3 cups out of it, result!
The late arrivals had hogged the toilet & shower but I found another one by the front door, so all was now right with the world, must have been the rice with mushrooms and peppers getting their own back..
Very excited today as I was going to meet an old friend in Uppsala ...