The weekend of the 19th to the 21st of January marked the first long weekend we as students got away from studying. Of course, me and my friend were going to take advantage of this opportunity and travel somewhere cool. So, we decided we were going to experience Stockholm, Sweden! after a 3-hour bus ride to Frankfurt sound asleep, followed by an hour-and-a-half flight to the city in all its glory. We had booked our flights, bus rides, and hotel in advance. However, the best thing we did was purchase a Stockholm City Pass. Boy, did it ever make travelling easy! It was worth the money because we ended up saving due to the number of things we did in the city, where we would have initially needed to pay an entrance fee, we just had to show our card and we were in. I sincerely recommend this product to anyone wishing to plan a trip to Stockholm. No hassle, no line-up, less money, and unlimited public transportation.
The ground was covered with a thin layer of snow in the city, and in the countryside, I was very much reminded of my home country, Canada. People have told me I am crazy going to Sweden! ” it’s so cold”, but hey, I’m a Canadian. I was raised in the cold! Aside from the snow and the regular -7 high weather, from what I was able to see, Sweden is a naturally very beautiful country and I am very glad I chose to spend my long weekend there. Of course, I wish I had more time there, but hey, I can, and will go back! the locals were very friendly to us tourists and helped us with any questions we had, and in some cases started conversations with us asking us about Canada, how we like it in Sweden and so forth. I highly recommend visiting Stockholm, even for 4-6 days. With a large variety of unique Scandinavian restaurants strewn all over the city, you are sure to find something tasty that catches your fancy. Hint! try the meatballs or the salmon!