So it’s summer and most local city Swedes are out in their summer houses enjoying at least four weeks holiday. Meanwhile, Stockholm is busier than ever. Why? Tourists of course! We took the boat from Slussen to Djurgården in central Stockholm and met a 31-year-old London professional, spending his week in the capital visiting some Swedish friends (who fortunately had decided to stay in the city this summer - you’re only young once after all - country side life can wait;) ). Euhm, anyway, we stopped him for a chat.
Well hello there, who are you?
Hey, I’m Ete from London. I’m visiting some Swedish friends in Stockholm this week.
Cool. Where are you off to?
We are on our way an amusement park called Gröna Lund. I’ve heard they have some pretty cool rides there. We will also be doing a pentathlon which should be good fun!
Sounds like it! So what have you been up to in Stockholm so far?
Loads of touristy things, such as the photography museum, Wasa museum, aquavit museum, sightseeing boat… We have walked around the city a lot as well as biking out to one of the suburbs. I’d recommend getting a Stockholm card which is definitely worth the money as it gives you free admission to all the museums and the public transports. I’d also recommend renting a bike.
What’s your impression of Stockholm so far?
It’s very different from what I expected.
How do you mean?
It’s picturesque and has a certain charm to it. It’s historical yet very modern at the same time. Also, I was surprised when visiting one the so called “rough” suburbs. It was beautiful with a lake and loads of green spaces, seems like people here lead a very good quality of life.
I also like the diversity of Stockholm, there is quite a mix of different cultures here but it still feels very Swedish at the same time.
So, what about the partying? Have you been out clubbing yet?
Yes! Berns nightclub was great! A cool, historical building and great music. I’d also recommend the sky bar Och himlen därtill in the Shoreditch kind of area, Södermalm. It gives you a view of the entire city, which is beautiful.
So, will you come back?
Yes, definitely! I’m bringing the guys for a weekend by the end of August. They’ll love this place!
Awesome, we’ll catch you at Berns!
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