I’m in Stockholm staying with my Swedish friends. It’s been four years since I’ve been to Stockholm, and it’s very nice to be back. It’s a bit colder than London, but not too bad. The Swedes seem to think that it’s freezing and miserable, but maybe my blood is still holding some warmth from down south or something.
Yesterday I walked around the city with my friend Nicole, and today I walked around a bit more (on my own for the first time, so I actually had to figure out where things are). Stockholm is a beautiful city, especially this time of year with the leaves changing color. The city is on the coast, and actually spans several islands, so there’s lots of water around. The old town is fun to explore because all the streets are really narrow and twisty (and pedestrian since cars can’t fit).
I’m making an effort to learn a little Swedish while I’m here, but so far haven’t progressed much beyond the most basic everyday phrases. I bought a phrase book today at a used bookstore, but it’s an English phrase book for Swedish speakers, so I can only understand the sentences that are directly translated.