I've been meaning to participate with Erica in one of these for a long time, and am finally getting around to it!
A weekend at the end of February, 2009 while we were studying abroad in Karlstad, Sweden I took the 3 hour train ride to Stockholm to meet my childhood best friends, Sofie, Jessica and Kerstin. Jessica and Kerstin lived there (but hadn't seen each other in 5-6 years) and Sofie took the 4 hr train ride down from Ljusdal (where we all grew up.) It was my first time ever leaving Jasper for more than a few hours (he was 18 months) and I almost didn't want to go for that reason alone, but I'm so glad I went, it was the most amazing weekend!
We jam packed the entire weekend with sight seeing, even though it was in the 20's and 30's all weekend. Two of the girls lived there but they were still more than willing to do all the touristy things for me!
We took a double decker tour bus around, which was a great deal. You pay one price and you can get on and off at any of the stops for 48 hrs!
On top of doing the normal touristy things, we did a lot of shopping, eating at amazing places (like this famous Chinese food place where the prime minister was murdered (in the 80's I believe) and non touristy things also, like a house party for Kertin's friend's birthday.
We took buses, subways, and even a boat to get from island to island. This is why I love Stockholm, it's made up of a bunch of islands, (maybe 14? or 9? I can't remember) and they are all connected my bridges, but taking a boat across is sometimes just as fast if not faster, and a much more enjoyable form of travel.
I definitely recommend going to this tower, we went up to the top to see the amazing views of the city.
Fried bananas and ice cream with carmel sauce. It's been 4 years and I can still remember the taste.
My dad used to be a chef for one of the Viking Line cruises and we (as a family) used to take weekend trips to Helsinki, Finland all the time. We had free reign of most of the boat and I used to pretend it was my own personal floating castle.
An unforgettable weekend! We had another one when the weather was nicer that I will have to share on another Throwback Thursday!