Sunday, October 10, 2010


Sunset in Stockholm.

The Vasa Museum was really interesting. This Swedish warship took three years to build (1626-1628) and sank within less than one nautical mile of its maiden voyage. It remained on the sea floor until it was resurrected in 1961. Reason for sinking? The ship was built too top heavy.

John and Kev at Skansen, an outdoor museum. The museum/zoo were created in 1890 to show the way of life in different parts of Sweden. We lucked out and had great weather. 

View from park at Skansen. Photo courtesy of Mr. John Furtado.

Towards the end of our stay, Kev and I rode a boat out to an island called Grinda. We stayed the night and were pretty much the only people on the whole island since it was so late in the season.

We found some sun...

... and took a nap.

The island was covered in the most amazing variety of mushrooms.

The little cabin we stayed in was pretty creepy at night with nobody else around.

Since there was nobody on the island, there was also nowhere to grab some dinner. We were happy we bought some pasta and sauce just in case and made it in the eerily quite and giant mess hall. We turned up the ipod as loud as possible and drank terrible 2 euro wine. (not sure how to rotate photos on this computer...)

Waiting for the boat to arrive in the morning to head back to Stockholm.

The last night of our stay in Stockholm, John took us to the most incredible vegetarian buffet, Herman's. Everything you see, and some you can't quite see in the photo, is vegetarian. John was right, hands down best hummus ever. Not only was the food delicious, the restaurant is perched atop a hill overlooking the city and is extra cheap on Mondays, so it is extra packed but worth it.
Stockholm was one of our top favorite cities. Will definetly come back.

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