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Stockholm, Sweden

USA | Thursday, 28 December 2017 | Views [526]

We had a very short stay in Stockholm, because we had decided to go and see the Northern Lights.  Since we had such good luck with hostels we found one in Stockholm, plus Sweden was expensive and hostels were by far the cheapest method.  Anyways, we found an old prison, 1700s, that was converted into hostel!  It was neat little place that prison rooms converted into small hostels with a small bathroom.  We had 2 rooms, each room had a bunk bed and its own bathroom.  There was a shared kitchen and laundry. 

Kaleigh and I were taking showers while Chris and Brooklyn went looking for some laundry detergent. She was a little creeped out from staying at an old prison. So, while Kaleigh was in the shower she insisted that I let her keep the door open.  It was my turn in the shower and she convinced me to leave door open while I showered. Towards the end of my shower I heard the fire alarm go off, I quickly got out and threw on some clothes. Kaleigh and I headed out into the hallway and attempted to leave the building, but before we even hit the stairs a housekeeper told us to wait just a minute. She asked if it was ok to go into our hotel room, that is when I noticed that the alarm was only going off in our room. She had Kaleigh and I wait in the hallway while another hotel staff came to the room. Apparently, if you keep the bathroom door open the steam from the shower causes the fire alarm to go off. So, we learned to keep that door closed while showering.

I would have been happy just relaxing in the hotel, but Chris planned and we agreed to head out on yet another adventure to find a museum. I think this had to be one of our longest walks in one day. The walk was well worth it! We went to a museum that had a fully built Viking ship.  The ship was nearly completed when it was pulled up out of the water. It was amazing!  The ship was designed poorly causing it to tip and sink on its first sail, just off the coast.  Since this ship was to be the masterpieces of the king’s navy and there was a trail after because of the sinking there is also a rich history that goes with the shop.  The museum has several floors to tour around and learn about the construction of the ship, how it sank, and how it was restored. Chris and I couldn’t believe the size of it. It was just like the ships you see in movies and think, “Did these ships really ever exist?”  It really reminded me of the pirate ship in the “Goonies” movie from the 1980’s.  It was a great day and our last day before we headed to Russia.

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