As a family of 4, an adventure or simple jaunt around a city can prove fairly costly.... especially when taking in some museums, using public transport everywhere and even some shopping before a lunch out....
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.
Secondly, we wanted to get a feeling of how it might feel to live in the city... our journey is all about comparisons... is Stockholm more friendly than Bergen, does Seville have more culture than Florence....
Thankfully Stockholm only ever improved from that first impression.... so we headed into the tourist office (great, friendly staff) and picked up information on any free museums,tours. There were plenty, in fact we could have chosen.... free guided walks, museums and open parks (full of life/activity)
Pausing briefly to look at the Aquaria, Gronaland (amusement park), Junibacken (of Pippi Longstockings fame).... we considered a visit but eventually decided to head into the old city (but not before enjoying seeing some wonderful geese/ducklings enjoying the early summer sun)
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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