After an intense semester of coursework, before going home to America, I got to spend some time in Stockholm. The city got its name because of its foundations, one fisherman came here and started stocking up water in the mid-1200s. A lot of great design, artwork, and technology also came out of this part of the world.
And all I can say is, for an originally Roman Catholic city marred by bloodshed and plague, what it has become now with its 30,000 islands is a true testament to its beauty.
My first grievance comes in the fact that tickets from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm Central are $46 by bus, one way only.
When I went to Galma Stan, I saw Hare Krishna monks chanting in the street. I also saw Glögg (mulled liqueur) for the first time, ate a Pressbyrån sandwich, and saw the Riggarskyrken, the most iconic church in Sweden.
Following this, I made small talk over coffee, added drumsticks to my Hard Rock Cafe drumsticks collection, and saw dozens of people ice skating to blasting 80s music in the center of Odenplan.
Upon my return, I checked out a few museums, bought some stuff in Swedish, I trust myself that I knew Swedish, and then returns to the place I was going to stay that night through Couchsurfing. There was also a cute little Christmas tree in the center of town.
Needless to say, Stockholm is definitely a town worth seeing. Whenever you get the chance, try to find your way there, no matter the season. There's something there for everybody at every time of the year.