Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Venice of Scandinavia

Stockholm was a treat. It was just one of those cities that you instantly love. It has that fresh, clear, crisp air and a vibe that makes you want to stay forever. The Swedish style is evident in the streets, shops, and architecture. The people are beautiful, which makes it the ultimate destination for people watching. We can also thank Stockholm for bringing us IKEA, H&M, and Spotify. Really, if you get a chance, visit Stockholm and you will certainly share my new affinity for it. 

As wonderful as the city was, our flight was cancelled Thursday so we did not arrive til Friday AND our luggage did not make it until Sunday afternoon, but despite the setbacks, we still had a wonderful few days exploring the city. But don't judge us for having the same clothes on in every picture. 

One of the coolest parts was that it honestly never got dark. The sun set around 11pm and rose about 2:30am, but the sky was illuminated constantly. Loin and I were really thrown off by this, which included us not getting dinner one night because it wads 11pm before we realized we were starving and everywhere was closed, staying out way too late, and just overall being unsure of the time for the duration of the trip!
 
These pictures were taken at midnight, mid afternoon, and about 2am!

Highlights include:

An incredible, fresh seafood lunch at B.A.R.

Ample opportunity for "honeymoon" photos for Loin and I

A beautiful rainbow after a rainy afternoon

Visiting the flagship H&M (and buying new clothes compliments of AirBerlin...)

Seeing Reindeer and a Moose

Watching the sunset from a Sky Bar (again, we were so baffled that it was 11pm!)

A boat ride out to the Archipalago Islands
 

And all too early Monday morning, Loin and I said "cheers to a great weekend" and she flew back to Nashville as I returned to Germany.
 

xoxo

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