Tag: swedishtraveltips

Valborg in Stockholm

“I’m sorry, I’m a tourist, I can’t understand you…”, I said to a young bloke coming back on the train from Saltsjöbaden. As I recall,...

Cell Block H

“You speak Swedish with a slight American accent”, my friend Kim told me with a chuckle. At first I was a little taken aback. He...

Våren är här

“Spring is definitely here”, I thought to myself as I walked around Djurgården this afternoon. When I arrived in Stockholm almost two months ago the...

Kulturnatt in Stockholm

“That doesn’t look too hard”, I thought to myself as I watched the group of people being taught a traditional Swedish dance. Initially, I’d shied...

People Everywhere

“Move along there’s nothing to see here”, I heard the police officer on horseback say earlier today. In all my life, I don’t think I’d...

You Could Drive A Car On This

“You could drive a car on this…”, a nice Swedish bloke told me when I asked him about the thickness of the ice of we...

Långfredagen i Stockholm

The day started with a rather fine coffee at The Diplomat, a grand old hotel on the waterfront in Stockholm. We had arrived earlier than...

Greta Garbo’s Grave

They say Garbo was elusive in her life. She’s somewhat elusive in death also, it seems. Even though I’d found some online instructions about how...

Out On The Ice

“I’ve been wanting to do this for ages, and have been looking for the right moment”, Sue told me when the prospect of walking on...

Fotografiska Museet

“I think I’ve found the spot for my fiftieth birthday”, I told Sue as we sat and enjoyed some late afternoon refreshments at the top...

Open Curtain Policy

One of the things Sue is finding a little “confronting” about staying in “ordinary homes” in Europe is the “open curtain policy”. By that, I...