Friday, May 20, 2011

Jet-lagged and overly bright!

We went for a walk last night after finding our hotel (the absolutely charming Stallmastaregarden) at about 10:30--and it was light enough to read the paper outside..we should have known that we'd be woken up at 3:30 or so by bright sun.

Seriously -- not only does it feel like noon to us jet-lagged Denverites, but it LOOKS like noon. This is going to take some getting used to. it's nice -- I mean, who doesn't want to be able to be out and about until the wee hours? -- but even with the shades down, it's awfully darn bright in here.

It's absolutely gorgeous outside (supposed to be mid-60s today) and sunny today and tomorrow. Woot!

Our hotel is north of the city a bit -- a bus ride or about a 15minute walk to the nearest Tunnelbana (metro) stop and then another fifteen minute walk to Gamla Stan -- Old Town -- our target for today. We're going to walk around the remains of the medieval town, see the castle (one of several, actually), and probably spend the afternoon at the National Museum (or just wandering around eating ice cream, you never know). Things are only open roughtly 10-4 (or sometimes 5), so today is our day to figure out how this is going to work. We might make great progress, or we might dawdle about and do nothing but people watch.

I've got a good map (several, actually) and we're set. Metro station map, Stockholm Cards, Camera. Check!

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