Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by Norcalnewb, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    It looks like I am going to get a chance to head over the pond to Sweden for a few days in early January. It is a work trip, and I will be just outside of Stockholm. Does anyone have any suggestions for things to try to check out while I am there? How about any shaving supplies ot look for?
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  2. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Terrific opportunity, Jim! I went to Sweden about 15 years ago. My mother's side of the family came to America from Sweden and we had some relatives still there when we went.

    Stockholm was a neat town. Check out the Vasa Museum - https://www.vasamuseet.se/en - it's a huge ship from the 1600s that they pulled from the harbor. I can't recall any other specific museums or sights. We walked and wandered a lot. I ate reindeer for the first and only time in Stockholm.

    We also traveled to the island of Gotland where our family lived in the 1800s before coming to America.
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  3. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Thank you for the suggestion Perry. I may get there a day or two early, so I would definitely have a little time, for some site seeing. Did you drive around when you were there?
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  4. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    We didn't drive in Stockholm, but we rented a car in Gotland and drove a lot. I remember mainly taking the subway in Stockholm.
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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    my dad went to sweden in the 80s.he was a volvo technician and had won their v.i.s.t.a. competition a couple of times during this period.he toured the volvo plant and many other places in the country..
  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    In my junior year of public high school, I became friendly with a Swedish foreign exchange student. This was when Bjorn Borg's tennis career was beginning to rise. Every time the student and I played ping pong at my house, he'd cream me. He was from Linkoping. Hope he's doing well today.
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  7. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Jim, the trip to Sweden sounds exciting. We've taken trips to the UK and Italy, and we use resources developed by Rick Steves. He has a terrific website, traveler's forum, and YouTube channels. You'll find country-specific information and general travel tips for Europe. He even shares tips on what to pack for a trip to Europe.

    If you happen to pick up one of Rick Steves guidebooks, it will tell you exactly what to expect. You can also download a Rick Steves phone app that's pretty handy.

    I hope you have a great time, and I look forward to seeing photos and hearing about it when you return.


    Here's a RS video on Stockholm
  8. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Gonna try lutefisk?
    It's christmas may have plenty over there.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2018
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  9. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Thank you for the information, Charlie!
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  10. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    I'll try just about anything they stick on front of me.
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