Long time no see, GoodTravelerKarma followers! I’ve been busy but it’s been tickling my brain for a while that I need to get into a better rhythm with the blog – or at least post and let everyone know I’m alive. 🙂
So let’s talk about Stockholm. I visited Sweden for a work trip in April and now it’s October so I’ll do my best to describe as artfully as my memory will allow. 🙂
The thing that struck me most about Sweden – being the country that brought us the wallet-friendly wonder that is Ikea – is how it couldn’t operate further from Ikea prices. Damn this place is expensive! As a solo tourist I learned quickly not to order drinks in restaurants and stick to one course. A simple glass of wine and main course (no appetizer, side or dessert) at a restaurant in the Old Town would run me the equivalent of about 50 GBP.
But that said, I had some amazing food. Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes and lingonberries at Den Gyldene Freden and a little reindeer at Kryp In were my favorites. On Sunday, as I strolled in the gorgeous sunshine and enjoyed some time in Stockholm’s lovely parks, I discovered some of the best coffee I’ve ever had at Sosta coffee bar.
The best thing about Stockholm is the lovely outdoor culture. The weekend I visited, it rained on Saturday but on Sunday when the sun broke through, everyone seemed to be outside enjoying the sunshine in the public parks and out and around the Old Town.
A visually beautiful city, just be prepared to spend!
© Jennifer Konopasek and GoodTravelerKarma, 2012.