My trip to Stockholm!

My trip to Stockholm

Usually, when visiting Stockholm, I don’t go by car. (Most of the times I go by bus or by train. I have also taken a flight at some occasion) When I was a little boy, our family went there by car, though. Of course, I was not allowed to drive a car at that time. Now I wanted to challenge myself, and I haven’t been there for several years. It runs smoothly all the way!

There are pros and cons of driving. You can stop, to take a pause, whenever you want. It feels great to stretch your legs, and have something to eat, or drink.

The weather was perfect. We could see the sun only one hour or so, because it was cloudy this day. So we escaped from getting our bodies be warmed up in an unpleasant way. No rain, and no wind, was like we wanted.

We started our trip this Thursday (I took two days off), and we left Stockholm on Saturday afternoon. We were supposed to leave on Sunday, but we changed our mind.

The distance is approximately 580 kilometers between the cities. I have a relative there which is very kind, and often let me borrow their apartment. (They live in a cottage outside town in the summer.) But this time he suggested us, (the day before we were leaving), to wait until later in the summer, because he was too busy. So I quickly had to book a hotel.

When we arrived, it was time for checking in. I parked my car in a garage, not very far from the hotel.

The pictures they show on the booking site, didn’t match the reality. We found a list of defects things. The door to the restroom was squeaky, (I have a video if anyone is interested to hear it), the floor was creaky, there was a hole in the cord of the hair dryer, dirt on the edge of the bathtub, a small wardrobe without any door (so when you lay down in your bed you could see this primitive solution), and also from this position you stared into an ugly yellow naked wallpaper, there was just a narrow way between the luggage stand and the bed, when you were going to bed, and beyond this, a missing light-bulb, no carpets on the wooden floor and a “snowy” picture on TV!

In the room where the breakfast was served, the light was scanty. The bread was chewy, they had no oatmeal, the egg was overcooked.

We made a complaint and was offered a new room, two gradations above. Here was everything okay.

There was a huge food market in “kungsträdgården”. Food from all over the world: dumplings, sushi, lobster roll, moussaka (It was tasty), wines, Indian garden, Korean food, Vezzo pizza (vegetarian. Also tasty), etc. There were also live perfomances. The weather was pleasant. So we had a nice time here, strolling around. I could also see a hotel, I stayed at, back in 2009, had been renovated. It was remarkably upgraded. We looked at the marathon race before going home. The weather for driving was almost perfectly even this time.

Thank you for reading!

5 comments

  1. My Trip to Stockholm (1)

    Usually, when visiting Stockholm, I don’t go by car. (Most of the times (2) I go by bus or by (3) train. I have also taken a flight at some occasionally) When I was a little boy, our family went would go (4) there by car, (5) though. Of course, I was not allowed to drive a car at that time. Now I wanted (6) to challenge myself, and I haven’t been there for several years. It (7) runs smoothly all the way!

    There are pros and cons of driving. You can stop, (5) to take a pause, (5) whenever you want. It feels great to stretch your legs, (5) and have something to eat, (5) or drink.

    The weather was perfect. We could see the sun only one hour or so, (5) because it was cloudy this day. So we escaped from getting our bodies be warmed up in an unpleasant way (8). No rain, (5) and no wind, (5) was like we wanted.

    We started our trip this Thursday (I took two days off), and we left Stockholm on Saturday afternoon. We were supposed to leave on Sunday, but we changed our mind.

    The distance is approximately 580 kilometers between the cities (9). I have a relative there which who is very kind, (5) and who often lets me borrow their (10) apartment. (They (11) live in a cottage outside town in the summer.) But this time he suggested to us, (5)(the day before we were leaving), (5) to wait until later in the summer, (5) because he was too busy. So I quickly had to book a hotel.

    When we arrived, it was time to check for checking in. I parked my car in a garage, (5) not very far from (close to) the hotel. (12)

    The pictures they show on the booking site, (5) didn’t match the reality. We found a list of defective things. The door to the restroom was squeaky, (I have a video if anyone is interested in seeing to hear it), (5) the floor was creaky, there was a hole in the cord of the hair dryer, there was dirt on the edge of the bathtub, there was a small wardrobe without any door (so when you lay down in your bed, you could see this primitive solution (13)), and also from this position you stared into the wallpaper was an ugly yellow color naked wallpaper, there was just a narrow way between the luggage stand and the bed, (5) when you were going to bed, and beyond this, there was a missing light-bulb, there were no carpets on the wooden floor, and finally, the TV picture was “snowy” picture on TV!

    In the room where the breakfast was served, the lighting was scanty inadequate (or too dim). The bread was stale chewy, there was they had no oatmeal, and the egg was overcooked.

    We complained made a complaint and was were offered a new room, two levels (or grades) gradations above. Then Here was everything was okay.

    There was a huge food market in “kungsträdgården”. There was food from all over the world: dumplings, sushi, lobster rolls, tasty moussaka (It was tasty), wines, Indian garden (14), Korean food, tasty Vezzo vegetarian pizza (vegetarian. Also tasty), etc. There were also live performances. The weather was pleasant. (15) So we had a nice time here, (5) strolling around. I could also see that a hotel, (5) I stayed at, (5) back in 2009, (5) had been renovated. It was remarkably upgraded. We looked at watched (16) a the marathon race before going home. The weather for driving was almost perfect perfectly even this time.

    Notes

    1. Headings should be bold, larger font, titlecase.
    2. Most of the time (time here is generic concept, not many individual instances)(many of the times/most of the time)
    3. Second 'by' is okay, but I would omit it.
    4. "Future in the past" or past routine
    5. No comma here. I have mentioned to you before that you don't seem to understand when to use commas. Have you searched the Internet for rules on when to use commas? If you need help, let me know.
    6. 'Now' is present. "Wanted" is past. Confusing. Which time are we talking about — present or past?
    7. Vague. What is 'it' referring to?
    8. We escaped from being sunburned.
    9. The cities? You have only mentioned one city. You need to mention another city before you use "the cities".
    10. Relative is singular. If you know if this is a "he" or a "she", use his or her instead of their.
      You need two who's because they have different verbs (who is, who lets).
    11. Relative is singular. They is plural. This is confusing. Change "they" to "He and his wife" or "She and her husband" if you are referring to more than one person.
    12. This is too short to be its own paragraph. Move into the previous paragraph.
    13. What is "primitive solution" referring to? It makes no sense to me here.
    14. Indian garden? Is this a food dish?
    15. Join the previous and following sentences together with a comma.
    16. We look at something for a few seconds. We watch something for minutes or hours.
      You can't use "the marathon race" if you have not previously mentioned one.

    Good writing, Jorgen.

     

    1. No. Just some "pre-vacation". I  am starting my four-week vacation in five weeks. Like I wrote in the travelogue, it was a while since I was there and I was feeling like I wanna ​experiencing a new environment.  Thanks for taking your time to comment! This a good way to learn in a natural way!

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