Thursday 10th April 10.00am
Ok we are now in Stockholm and much to Ryans disgust i am on a hunt for something ABBA! We arrived yesterday after a one night stopover in Oslo. Have to admit to feeling a little disappointed with Oslo but must reserve my judgement as we were only there for one night and didn’t see much apart from the main drag (JohansGate) and our somewhat dodgy Hostel. Ryan was also less than impressed, he got kicked out of his first pub ever! While legal drinking age here is 18 for beer it is 20 for spirits, the pub we went into sold spirits so he wasn’t allowed in. Very peed off indeed!
We are staying in a B&B here just out of the city. The house owner, Helen, is lovely. We walked down to a local pizza shop she directed us to for dinner last night. While there a local overheard us ordering our meal and gave us a “what are you doing look”. She came over and couldn’t believe that we were staying in this sleepy suburban part of the city. It was quite comical and she gave us some good pointers. We caught the T-Bane (train) into the city and discovered we really are not that far out (5mins). Although the way the taxi driver took us and got lost a few times on the way to the B&B we were previously not that sure where we were. (We have decide to stay away from Taxis in the city as much as possible after the argument with the driver who tried to charge us for his getting lost- even though he had a GPS navigator that was telling where he should go and he was taking the opposite turns to the directions! Way dodgy. You don’t need to speak the language to work that one out!)
Having now studied our trusty Lonely Planet it is time to go venture back out to the city.
Bye for now
Dani and Ry