LifeinourVan City Reviews | Stockholm | Sweden
Today, we shunned some opportunities to take the girls to some of Stockholm‘s premier attractions, as we focused on seeing if we could enjoy one of Europe’s most expensive capital cities… with just £30 in our pockets… an exercise in seeing what can be enjoyed without the need to spend obscene amounts of money.
Firstly, to see how the city really works… away from the bustling touristic centres of activity or the carefully manicured areas that you often get pushed into seeing. Nothing is worse than seeing a false image of a city, it just frustrates!!
Thirdly, what makes the people tick…. are they all hustle and bustle like the residents of Naples, or are they as laid back as the people of Andalusia… what would we think about those who choose to live here?
Finally, what do you really need to have a fun, enjoyable day out….. does it have to be expensive, do you need to be up at the crack of dawn to enjoy the place or get your money’s worth….
Every city should have Something special
As Stockholm opens out towards the archipelago islands near Skane and the old town (Gamla Stan)… it gradually becomes the city we thought it might be…. it had a fresh, clean feeling with smartly dressed people everywhere…. The walks were beginning to take their toll on the girls so we enjoyed the harbour for an hour or so (make sure you pack your own water… eye wateringly expensive!) Once rested we set off for the ‘IceBreaker’ museum… a chance to see some more maritime history for the girls after our recent trip to Oslo. Brilliant place and worth every minute, Girls loved having the run of the ship!
A city for kids? Don’t worry Stockholm is fantastic…
The old city certainly lived up to its billing as a place worthy of a visit – especially via water on the frequent ferry (£6).
As both girls enjoyed some of the local food on offer (£7) at a nearby bakery, we worked out a plan of action…. firstly the colourful streets and square of Stortorget, then the Nobel Museum, then Royal Palace and Parliament… that should keep us busy!
Before heading back onto the metro (£8) to Angby. Did we miss the kayaking chance, or the Junibacken visit or the GoBoat experience… probably! But in truth we had one of those glorious family days that make this trip so worthwhile… All for less than £30… although we might need to find a shoe repairer after the amount of walking we did today!!!
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