07.08.2008 - 07.08.2008 16 °C
Our last day, and our trip feels as abbreviated as this entry! Seeing cities in one day leave little time for rest, let alone sleep. We typically rise at 6, travel for a few hours, then upon arrival in a city, walk non-stop to see the sights, until dinner at 6, and hit a nightspot to meet denizens of that city.
At last we arrive at today, which began inauspiciously with a long hike from the terminal to the Tunnelbana, dragging along our rolling luggage, but we made it to our hostel, got our bearings, and headed out for our requisite 6 hours in Stockholm. For the first time this trip, I felt like one day was not enough. Although we managed to see old town, catch the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace, and see City Hall where the Nobel Prize is awarded, we could have spent more time to see the market, Skansen park, and VasaMuseum. We did, however, end our Scandinavian adventure with a nice dinner atop Katerina Hissen overlooking all of Stockholm, and met a very nice couple. And now we're back at the hostel, ready for another early morning taking the train to the airport for am departure. We've gotten up before 6am too many times to call this a vacation, and won't even come home with a tan to show for it!