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STF af Chapman & Skeppsholmen

Boat hotel in Stockholm

Sleep on a 19th Century ship (af Chapman) in the Stockholm harbor? Yes, please. Unfortunately, it was booked so I stayed in the former army barracks next to the ship, now a hostel. That was the last time I will stay in a hostel. I’m way too old for that, but the views were amazing.

Fun fact, this ship’s maiden voyage (1888) went from England to Portland, Oregon.

Vasa

Vasa

@thevasamuseum

Stockholm

12-photo photomerge panorama stockholm

12-photo photomerge of Stockholm, Sweden

#stockholm #sweden #VisitSweden

There is a good chance that I’ll end up in Stockholm, again, this summer for at least a couple of half days and maybe a couple of full ones as well. I feel like I’ve done all of the regular things in Stockholm (bike tour, Vasa Museum, boat tour, Old Town–many times, metal/rock pubs, etc.) What else am I missing? Has anyone ever done something in, or near, Stockholm that they really enjoyed that isn’t on the normal radar?

Stockholm Bike Tour

stockholm bike tour cykel tor simonsson

Stockholm

#stockholm #sweden @visitstockholm @VisitSwedenUS #VisitSweden

In the summer of 2017 I went on an awesome bike tour of Stockholm courtesy of Tor and Kerstin Simonsson of Stockholm Cykel. Two of us signed up. The other person, who I didn’t know, couldn’t ride a bike so it was just me and Tor. Tor was awesome. The bike was excellent. Unlike a typical bike tour, where you are “stuck” with a bunch of other tourists going to the same places as everyone else doing a bike tour, Tor’s tour avoided most of the touristy spots and was very personal.

Today’s photo comes from part of our ride. I’ve been to Stockholm three times, and 99% of what I saw on this tour I had never seen before. Highly recommended.

390 years ago today…

Stockholm’s Vasa

…the Vasa headed out of Stockholm harbor on its maiden voyage. Less than a mile later it sunk. 330 years passed before it was brought to the surface again. The Vasa Museum is the current resting place where I took these (five) photos (and stitched them into one) last summer.

Högalid Church (Högalidskyrkan)

Högalid Church

When I was in the airport on my way to Scandinavia last summer I noticed that someone had left The Girl in the Spider’s Web at the gate. I picked it up and started reading. A few weeks later I found myself in several of the exact locations mentioned in the book when I visited Stockholm.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web is the fourth book in the Millennium series so I went back and read book one (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) when I got back to the USA in August. Currently I’m reading book two (The Girl Who Played with Fire).

During my reading a couple nights ago, a scene is described in which Lisbeth Salander is chased up a hill in a park-like setting to get to a church. I thought, “hmmmm…, that sounds like the church I climbed a hill to get to when I was killing time before my bike tour of Stockholm a few months ago”. Sure enough, they are one in the same place. With a little more research I found out that the place I ate my lunch next to (across the street from this church) is where Lisbeth’s first apartment was and the author, Stieg Larsson, is buried at Högalidskyrkan. Small world or something…

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