En vecka i Stockholm

There has always been a part of me that has lusted after exploring inner and outer Europe, unfortunately, for one reason or another, (mainly work commitments) I haven't experienced anywhere near the number of cities and countries that I would've liked to at this point in my life. It's no bother, there's always time to head out and see what's happening elsewhere in the world.

However, to kick off a hopefully fruitful and expanding list of city exploration over the coming months/years, me and my better half booked a midweek jaunt over to Sweden for a few days to get away from real-life, have a bit of chill and experience some of the glorious delights that Stockholm has to offer.

Luckily for us, Bec has family over in Stockholm in the form of an Uncle, Aunty and cousins and so with the idea that we'd call in on our Nordic bloodline, we thought it would be rude not to check out the beautiful city of Stockholm in all its glory.

Sweden has always held a large part of my interest ever since I can remember and since visiting, I can't wait to return shortly. The people, the food, the city as a whole... everything was perfect and exactly how I would've hoped it would be. There's a part of me that always has a bit of a reluctance to visit a place that I've always been interested in. It's a bit like not wanting to meet your hero's due to the chance that they might not meet expectations. Stockholm, however, massively exceeds mine... and more.

There's not really much point in writing too much about my visit as we generally spent most of our time exploring, eating and wandering around so I'll just let some photos show off this beautiful city.

As an aside to our trip and arriving back in blighty feeling like a complete idiot not knowing a single Swedish word upon entering their glorious country; I've decided to attempt Swedish as a second language. After visiting, it didn't seem that learning Swedish was particularly necessary as the people that we met over there generally spoke English better than me. I just don't like being an ignorant tourist who can't speak (or at least understand) even a small amount of the local language.

We're planning to head back over to Stockholm in the near future, and we're always looking to explore new and interesting places so drop me a tweet or an email if there's somewhere that we need to check out next time.

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