Sunday, October 29, 2017

Stockholm - what I did and how I did it

Sunshine, thrifting, coffee, meatballs, music, beers, art and harbour walks. That is Stockholm.  Fair to say, a bit more uptight than Gothenburg  but scratch the surface and there is lots of fun to be found.

I stayed in Södermalm - and if you stay there, make sure you pick up the SoFo map. It's filled with antique stores, coffee places, boutiques and all those good things.  Do have coffee a Louie Louie, great music and coffee to boot. Meatballs for the people is the lunch option and Omnipollo is not only for beers but has the best pizza I've had in a long time.

If you are splashing out for one fancy dinner go to Adam and Albin. It was so good that it's getting its own blog post. It was also so good that I totally misjudged the exchange rate and in my post dinner bliss tipped very generously....

Bar Hommage is the place to go for cocktails (and for dinner too if you want a great charcuterie plate). They made me the best negroni. A sneaky mix of aperol and campari. Delightful!

And when you are not eating and drinking...galleries. A day trip to Artipelag and make sure you arrive by boat. You see the city from an entirely different perspective as you meander up channels past grand mansions and lush green spaces. A beautiful gallery set in woodlands, so regardless of the art you'll enjoy the surroundings. Oh and the ice-cream. They sell excellent ice-cream. 

Moderna Museet is also a must. Great pieces in the permanent collection and wonderful temporary exhibits too. As luck would have it I got to see a Louise Nevelson exhibition, and retrospectively thinking about this, probably one of the better galleries for female artist representation. 

Fotografiska should be next on your list - it's a wonderfully curated photography museum. Go in the afternoon so you can enjoy a drink and one of the best views of Stockholm. And finally a trip to Stockholm would be incomplete without a visit to the Abba museum. Seriously good, and while you are over that side of town wander around the dockyards and take in the sun and sea salt air. 

And that my friends is Stockholm in just under 5 days.

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