Floating hostel and meatballs
Feb 16, 2008
Stockholm which is made up of 14 main Islands that are connected by a network of bridges that cross the Baltic sea inevitably offered a different kind of hostel which we felt inclined to check out, even though we were more than happy at city backpackers. This was called Rygerfjord Hostel which was a floating hotel, it was an old wooden boat that had been converted, the dorm room was nice and it had a cosy little bar. After moving my stuff I went to see some of the city, I started by going on a boat tour which headed out of the city for about an hour and showed some of the many Islands that wernt connected. After this I went to the Royal Palace to see the changing of the guards and had a walk round the old town (where it all began) where I had a traditional lunch of Swedish meatballs and watched lots off trucks import snow into the city. This was because there was a ski race going on in the old town and at this time of year there is normally plenty of snow, this was the mildest winter Stockholm had recieved in 250years. Skansen was an intersting place, it was an open air museum which was a bit like a mini Sweden. It had a area dedicated to Scandinavian animals which had wolverine, wolfs, lynx, elk, raindeer, bison and bears which were unfortunatly hibinating. It also had a number of old traditional house from all over Sweden.