Until I began to research this trip, I hadn’t known of the “Backfika” phenomenon in Stockholm, where Michelin-rated restaurants often operate lower priced bistros. Last week, I visited “Oaxen” and today, I had lunch at a place called “Eriks Backfika”, which in this case, is a close relative of Gondolen, the iconic Stockholm restaurant with excellent views.… Read the rest “Måndag’s Views”
Since 2008, I have visited Sweden (in particular, Stockholm) on several occasions. By my reckoning, I’ve “lived there” for almost six months. I really like the country, have made some friends there, and whenever there’s a few spare dollars in my account, I can’t help but be tempted to pay another visit. These are my travel tips from my visits to Sweden, all in one place. Unlike some of the many other reviews/tips you’ll read, these mostly don’t include information about entry times, prices etc, it’s more what I thought/felt about the many things I have done.
Eckerö and more Stockholm Nights
Surprisingly (for the Swedish train system), the train back from Eskilstuna ran a little late. The turnaround between arriving home, and then heading to Ekerö left me with only a few minute to drop my bag off and have a shower. We were headed to the home of a Swedish-German couple I first met four years ago, Roger and Nici.… Read the rest “Eckerö and more Stockholm Nights”
Stockholm i Natt
“Excuse me, I have to take some more photographs”, I said to my friend Mattias, as we enjoyed conversation and a beer at Blå Dörren (a bar at Slussen). Though the sunset last night was not as spectacular as earlier in the week, the night colours (once the sun had set) were beautiful.… Read the rest “Stockholm i Natt”