Baltic Cruise – Days 1 – 2 – Stockholm

We made it to Stockholm safely. It was a long day yesterday flying via Montreal and Munich. Everything went very well. Managed to stay up until 9 PM last night after a great feed of muscles and beer with our friends Judy and Bruce from Barrie, ON. Then we crashed!!

Today we spent exploring ‎the old town on Gama Stan Island. We spent hours touring the Royal Palace including the Royal Apartments, The Treasury, the Tre Konor and the Antiquities Museums. I really liked the Louis XVI tapestries, the military orders jewellry and the Roman and Greek busts and statues.

Saw the changing of the guard and enjoyed a fine marching band concert. After a little shopping we wandered over to the City Hall with spectacular views of the water.‎ On to the church where Sweden’s monarchs are buried.

After a short rest we headed out for a superb meal of Swedish meat balls and ‎arctic char with some great craft beer. Completely exhausted we went home very satisfied.

Stockholm is a very beautiful city spread out on dozens of islands. No wine though! We walked and walked and asked and asked and no one could tell us where the liquor store was. Seems they drink only beer here and quite a lot!

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