Travel Blogs from Uppsala
... that I had no way (so I thought) of letting everyone back home know I was safe and sound.
With luggage in tow, I bought a bus pass to take my up to Uppsala. When I arrived, my Swedish buddy Robin helped me find my way to my dorm: Flogsta. In English we would say 'flog-sta', but in Swedish it is 'floog-sta' (like a long, drawn out 'you' sounding o). I got my keys, signed my rental agreement and dragged everything up to my room.
By no means is my room horrible, but ...
It is funny when you change cities whilst traveling. It can change everything: your mindset, your memories from the previous visit, your outlook for the future, sometimes in a big way.
I moved into the hostel and promptly met two gentlemen who were going to school. Now, by school I actually mean university-i just like to call it school. Anyways, one of them is actually going to school here in Uppsala. We got talking about careers ...
Valborg, valborg, valborg.
For those of you who read my previous years blog entry about this sacred day on the calendar of every Uppsala student who has ever had a hangover, you know that this day is the day where Swedes save up their being good points and promptly throw them out the window for 24+ hours of mayhem and irresponsible drinking, (in designated areas carefully watched by the police of course.)
This is a carefully scripted day where ...
... to leave. I think his stomach was full to bursting and he did not feel up to dancing, partying and drinking. He wanted to go home and sleep. I did not blame him. I had eaten a third of what he had and I was quite full myself.
I am not sure if I want to take part in this contest next year. The gasque was another example of the diverse sorts of gasques that happen all year long. It was fun, but maybe next time we will enjoy our food instead of eating it so ...
... coffee house Ofandahls that is more like a cozy sitting room from the turn of the century, complete with all you can drink coffee.
If Starbuck’s is embraced by the Swedes I fear for Fika. Starbucks is like a disease and once it gets a hold of a location it festers and spreads, so that there soon there is no cure and we are stuck with Starbucks until they go bankrupt, which might be never.
There is ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility