When it comes to my London trip, initially I said that I wouldn’t try to hard to check off things on lists and, instead, simply walk around. Well, it looks like I’m not capable to do this when visiting a completely new place that’s totally worth discovering. So, naturally, I ended up running from place to place, aiming to see as much as possible. I tried to organize my days around certain areas so things would run more smoothly.
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If anyone had asked me where would I want to go for my first trip to Germany, I would have probably said Berlin or Munich. Because those are the most common destinations. However, I somehow ended up making my first steps on German territory in Nuremberg. I came to this decision after finding some cheap plane tickets, looking at some nice photos of the place and reading that it’s located in the very appealingly named region of Middle Franconia.
Stockholm Card aside, there are plenty of things you can do in this awesome city, without following sticking to a schedule and paying. And, in retrospect, these probably involve the nicest moments and experiences, because they best synthesise the general feeling that you get while visiting the Swedish capital.
So we got a Stockholm Card. That means we run around, visited and got cultural like nowhere else. Because the Stockholm Card includes all the museums, palaces and visitable places you can think of and, if you’re going to pay for it, you might as well make the most of it. With careful and efficient planning, you can cover mist of the included attractions. Anyway it’s all about prioritizing, because it is physically impossible to do them all in 5 days. Especially because most of them have the silliest visitation program there is, with visiting hours varying from 10 am – 5 pm and 12 pm -4 pm. Not all the places and things we’ve seen were worth our time, so I will try to make a short subjective resume about what we managed to access.
I must say that never in my life have I awaited so anxiously for a vacation as I have awaited this summer’s Stockholm. The reason is simple. I hate extreme heat and the idea of escaping the 35 degrees temperatures that were announced transformed the nordic capital in a potential heaven on earth. I kept checking the forecasts almost in awe with the maximums of 25 degrees and the minimums of 10.
The hard part was the packing. As I was sitting in my sauna of an apartment and melting away, i simply could not envision outfits that involved sandals and sheer breezy dresses. I tried to channel coolness and I sceptically threw a lot of spring-autumn things in a big suitcase. An I took off towards the north.