SWEDEN 2016

SWEDEN 2016
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Hej from Stockholm!

Yas! Yet another capital to bore you with! I hate how we're just hitting up capital cities in the meantime, but it must be done. (Schengen gripes. Ugh.)

We came into Sweden with every Swedish thing we could think of. Dreams of hitting up IKEA and shopping at H&M and hunting down delicacies such as meatballs and herring. Perhaps even buy a pair of Swedish Hasbeens. Oh yes, Ace of Base and ABBA totally made it in there, too.

With the 4 days spent in Stockholm, only H&M and delicious fresh herring were crossed off the list, with a very close encounter(s) with Swedish meatballs. We did, however, discover the country's love for cardamom cinnamon buns. Which, incidentally, is now our favorite cinnamon bun combo. Evar.

But we couldn't go all out gastronomic beast mode like Vince wanted. Only part of the time. Heard the culinary scene across Scandinavia is really something to take note of. Unfortunately, we were feeling the weight of the Scandinavian prices. Hence loading up on basic necessities (Hotdogs, sandwiches, yogurt, water. Cardamom cinnamon buns. Priorities, people!) at none other than - 7/11! Yas! That 7/11! Not the ones we're used to in The States. The Swedish version is super nice! Cafe-like! And everywhere in Stockholm!

The other surprise we came across in this city is the Generator hostel. Only opened a month ago. We had a great experience with the Generator hostel in Berlin that we booked right away in Stockholm, expecting the same trendy coziness. While we still prefer the one in Berlin, this new Generator ended up being more of an upscale hostel with very swank amenities. Coffee bar by day, with pricey breakfast menu. Cocktail bar by night, complete with a DJ. And paid luggage storage! I've never heard of such a thing in a hostel! Overall still a very nice place to stay. Albeit, a bit far from Old Town.

Speaking of Old Town, aka Gamla Stan - it's where we've spent most of our time. It's a good sizable, colorful, lively part of Stockholm, making walkability and exploring a joy. Close to other touristy spots like Drottninggatan, a very long pedestrian shopping street. (Where we've captured Mr. Mime. You know, PokemonGo. Rumored to be exremely rare in The States. Well, if you're ever in the area - heads up!) The hipstery Sodermalm area is also walking distance from Gamla Stan. A completely different vibe, and perhaps a very much welcome reprieve from the massive tourist crowds.

Hmmm. What else?

Oh! Dogs are still treated as royalty this far north! Which we've notice in most European countries we've been to - even in Sweden! All is right in the world.

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When: July 2016
Temp: 75-80F
Cities: Stockholm
Stay: Generator hostel. ~$26/night for 6 bed dorm.
Recommend: Free Walking Tour, Gamla Stan, Drottninggatan, Sodermalm, Stockholm's Subway Art (T-Centralen).


-jin-