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!