fourth & fifth days in stockholm

another couple days, this time with sunshine & warmer weather. bart got in last night as well, i can't tell you how exciting it was to see him walk into the hostel.

with these warmer days we've had more trips to sofo with long visits in cafes, shopping, long walks & bike rides. i am glad that i approached the trip as i did, spending a fair amount of time in each spot, getting to know the city beyond the sites. sodermalm has definitely become my favorite part of town, one that i could see myself living in & spending my weekend afternoons popping around. it's filled with shops that feel intimate & carefully stocked, the cafes are kitschy & comfortable, but mostly, on a sunny day like this you can find the streets filled with people enjoying the company of friends & nice weather.

our hostel has free bikes & we've taken advantage the last two afternoons. the first day was spent on the streets of vasastaden & today we went through djugarden (a large green space also filled with many museums & surrounded by water) & back through ostermalm. i have so much to say for the walkability & cycling ease of stockholm, but that will be shared more at iva jean rides.

tomorrow we are off to the archipelago for a short stop in vaxholm. without more time, it's hard to get out into the real islands. i'm looking forward to the next day & a half, but am sad to leave stockholm with so much more to see.

for more pics of the trip so far, click here.

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