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Stockholm

on Midsummer holiday

semi-overcast 22 °C

In Ostersund we'd had a call from a hotel in Scotland that had offered us work, so as we'd accepted the jobs we needed to grab some clothes in a hurry. No problem we though, we'll be in Stockholm tomorrow, shouldn't be a problem to get a pair of black dress pants and shoes...

Well we hadn't counted on it being 'Midsummer' and a public holiday... At first we wondered if our watch was wrong and we were in another time zone, was it actually 9am and the shops wern't open 'cause as the signs on the doors said, they didn't open till 10... no, we saw a big clock on a building and it was actally 10 and nothing was open...

Finding a big H&M store (every street corner in Stockholm seemed to have one of these stores) and deciding that we should get something wherever we could get it we managed to get a pair of black pants for Tim... OK now for shoes and some for Jo... Down the street we found as mall that was open, it just happened that the shops in the mall were all fashion boutiques and fairly expensive... oh well, after half an hour we both had black pants and Tim had a pair of shoes, at least we were pretty much sorted... heading back to the train station we paid for another locker to store all the various other clothing items, running shoes etc that we'd aquired on the walk around town :)

Around 6pm we caught the train that took us to the airport that Ryanair dubiously call 'Stockholm' airport... hmmm 100km away from the outskirts of a city and still naming it that cities airport seems a little far fetched... oh well...

At 10pm we took off from Skavsta airport headed for Glasgow and a job working in a hotel. We figuered we couldn't have made better use of our Eurail ticket, they were both so tattered you could barely read them, and Tim' was convienently in two pieces :)

Posted by timnz 10:48 Archived in Sweden Tagged backpacking

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