The capital of Scandinavia!!
Trip Start Aug 11, 2009
17Trip End Oct 05, 2009
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I did, however, get to take a tour of the Royal Swedish Palace and their Parliament buildings, which was pretty cool. They had a very distinctive smell, not bad, but a smell of something that had existed for four or five hundred years. (or more probably!)
I really loved the Nobel museum which was housed in the old town part of Stockholm, which is on a separate island. It wasn't that large of a museum, but it had a lot of documentaries with people that had lived lives going against dictatorships, standing out against fascist regimes, that sort of thing. And I won't lie, I definitely shed a tear or two!
My host was really into country music, so he was fascinated by the fact that I was from Tennessee and wanted to hear EVERYTHING about it. I also had a really fascinating discussion about September 11th with my host. Apparently, a week after, they shut down the city, as in work, subway, etc, as a memorial to the victims. I never knew other countries did things like that for us.