Travel: Stockholm 10 Things

I was in Stockholm in February for Design Week and absolutely loved the city. The tourism board site provides super useful tips on how to navigate the city and they do a fab job on instagram.

Some of my favourite places were:

  1. Fotografiska museum

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2. Old Town Gamla Stan

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3. Stockholm Cathedral Storkyrkan for the magnificent “St George slays the dragon”

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4. Stockholm is a walking city, so bring comfortable shoes and walk through the different districts and islands.

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5. Check out their Modern Art Museum and pop by next door to also check out Arkdes next door

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6. Semla the pastry that Swedish eat before Lent, or their Mardi Gras indulgence food. The institution to get one is Vetekatten

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7. Medieval museum. Popped in here and it was interesting as they recreated life in that era.

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8. Not exactly a tourist site, but I stumbled upon the Protestant church Katarina and a very peaceful graveyard.

 

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9. Swedish meatballs at Tranan… are over rated. And so are their fried herring….. well they aren’t exactly known for their culinary culture.     IMG_4408 IMG_4305

10. If you haven’t noticed by now how much I love books and libraries. I had to see Gunnar Asplund’s beautiful library designed in an architecture style called “Swedish grace”.IMG_4546

Stockholm is a perfect backdrop for instagram lovers. I didn’t take enough photos while busy enjoying the moments (and of course take hands in and out of gloves was a bother.

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