Category Archives: Sweden 2022 [Gaz]

My solo trip to Sweden on trains and buses.

1672, a year of disasters

There are two things I really disliked about Amsterdam. The traffic and the trash. I’m not just having a moan because I had to lug a great bag around with me. And it is an excellent stopping point now the … Continue reading

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The train doesn’t stop at Apeldoorn

My train left Copenhagen Central station at 05:17 this morning. I left the hotel at 04:30. I was awake from 03:30, giving me time for a coffee. In that hour, three different groups of people stood on the corner outside … Continue reading

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Trains and Tivoli

I need to correct something I may have said a wee while ago. I may have implied that Tivoli Gardens is in the middle of Copenhagen when it isn’t. It is, in fact, opposite Central Station. I don’t know where … Continue reading

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Last full day

I read the other day that Sweden is going to ban motorised scooters from the pavement. This is both being ridden and parked. This is an excellent idea. The number of times a motorised scooter has whizzed past me on … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Sharon!

This morning, I suddenly realised that in the T-bana, the doors that are going to open light up green just before the train reaches the station. Then, late this afternoon, on my way home I realised something else. The line … Continue reading

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Bellman was not very nice

After a lovely long Skype with Mirinda and a lovely long laze in the apartment, I eventually dragged myself out into the blue sky and sunshine of a Söder Sunday. I discovered that if I leave the apartment block and … Continue reading

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400 years later

Originally I was heading out to Skokloster today. But, on investigating the buses, it turned out there is only one every two hours on a Saturday. But, during the week, there’s far more of them. With that in mind, I … Continue reading

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Pippi at the circus

What an absolutely fantastic day I had today. An exhibition that chilled me, a museum that thrilled me and a night at the circus. I am just exhausted. Fortunately, tomorrow sees me on trains and buses for large swathes so … Continue reading

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Your Swedish is very good

Up early only to realise I could sleep a bit more. I was travelling back to Stockholm and my train didn’t leave until 11:44. Checkout was by 11am, so I had plenty of time. I managed to take advantage of … Continue reading

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Walking with Vikings

Gamla Uppsala, according to Mirinda, was a site where the Vikings would voluntarily offer themselves as sacrifices to all father Odin as depicted in the wonderful TV series. If so, there’s no mention of it in the museum. There was, … Continue reading

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