Today I went into town and hang out with my boyfriend. The newspaper said that today will be the last really warm day and that we can expect the temperature to drop to 10 degrees Celsius. Puurrr, cold! We decided that today was a day to be outside and enjoy the last sun we can get before the dark winter comes 😉
We visited Skansen, which is one of the places you should visit when you come to Stockholm. It is like a zoo almost, with lots of Nordic animals and other animals too, and also a place where you can see how people used to live in Sweden in the old days. Don´t forget to visit the bakery and by something sweet to yourself! My favorite is a kind of bun filled with apple sauce. Yummy! Skansen never gets boring, even though I have been there a hundred times by know.
In order to get to Skansen we took the ferry from Slussen over to Djurgården. It is a nice but short trip by boat! Much nicer than taking the trams that are stuffed with people.
Then after Skansen and all the cute animals we walked in town and ate lunch/dinner at a placed that did these great hamburgers with lots of vegetables and cheese and bacon on them. I ended the day with going to the choir practice that I have started again with since there is no longer any IB to think about.
Today I enjoyed a whole afternoon with no IB or studying. Instead, me and some classmates went into town after school to go Ice skating in Kungsträdgården. It is a big thing for us to take time to hang out after school. We are all busy studying usually! 😛
When walking from Slussen to Kungsträdgården, we stopped to look at the gigantic Christmas tree they have placed near the water. It is said to be the highest Christmas tree in the world ever. I don’t know if it is true, but it is a big tree for sure!!!
This is just the bottom of the tree! My friends stand to the left looking up ^_^
Then we went ice skating, and there were a lot of people there. Mainly school children and tourists. You needed to be very careful while skating since there were children everywhere and they just loved to throw themselves onto to ground, and they did not see anyone else than themselves. Suddenly a child could throw itself right in front of you, just like they do on the picture below. xD So when we tried to not fall, they did everything to fall, EVERYWHERE!
The tourists seemed to have a lot of fun too. There where this one guy who was so afraid of stepping onto the ice. A swedish guy helped him and hold him in the beginning and then tried to teach the turist how to skate.Finally, he dared to take small steps on his own, but it didn’t go fast 😉
I think we all had a good time, until my feet turned into ice 😛 But then we went and took a “fika” and watched the Christmas decorations at NK, this big and exclusive shopping center near Kungsträdgården. Thanx for a wonderful afternoon ❤