Yesterday, as hubby did the Engineering Symposium, my jobs were to find:
- how to get to our hotel in Stockholm
- shopping for my daughters
- a delicious treat and some diet cokes
… so I set out. I did just fine getting into Stockholm (I was less successful returning to Taby, but more on that in a minute).
When I popped out of the Tunnelban (the subway) I saw this building up over my head:
I don’t know which building it is yet. I headed up the street and found our next hotel, the Nordic Sea. So, I turned down another street in the search of shopping and soon ran into a living statue:
The streets are sometimes very narrow and in the shopping areas, they are covered in people.
I found this open-air market where a couple of goofs offered to show me the lingonberries:
… one of them later patted my butt, and I checked my pockets and bag in case they were picking my pockets!
I still haven’t tried the berries. Where are these things? I keep hearing that they put them on everything!
I did find some lovely blouses for my daughters, some postcards and stamps, and a little lovely jewelry to take home.
In my wandering, I went into this lovely little shop called Vete-Katten and was told by one of the patrons that the desserts were perfectly delicious.
So, I noted where it was and returned later to get two boxed treats to take back to our hotel. Later, we ate these in bed with our fingers because I forgot to snag some forks from downstairs!
On the way back to Taby, I had some trouble getting on the right train going the right way … I was going the right way, just not on the right train. So, I ended up getting off and heading back a couple of times before I got it right. I know which train to get on now, so all is well and I head into Stockholm today again.