Exploring Stockholm

We had one full day in Stockholm and, in our usual style, walked about 10 miles trying to see all of it.  We started with delicious pastries at Petrus, a cafe near us in Sodermalm.

Kouign amann, cinnamon bun, and cardamom bun

Kouign amann, cinnamon bun, and cardamom bun

We spent the morning walking along the water, across bridges, and finally into Ostermalm for lunch.  The city’s skyline is beautiful, and we especially enjoyed the cute houseboats and boat restaurants docked all over the city.  For lunch we stopped at the Ostermalms Saluhall, a food hall a lot like SF’s Ferry Building that has been open since 1888.  I had asparagus soup with shrimp and Ian had mountain of smoked salmon on rye toast with tomatoes and avocado.

View from Sodermalm

View from Sodermalm

Ostermalms Saluhall

Ostermalms Saluhall

One of many fish markets at Ostermalms Saluhall

One of many fish markets at Ostermalms Saluhall

In the afternoon we met up with our friend Carol and her baby Hailey, who were coincidentally visiting Stockholm from San Francisco.  Together we want to the Vasa Museum to see the famous ship that sunk in Stockholm’s harbor on its maiden voyage in the 1600s and was recovered from the water in the 1960s.  It’s a pretty big boat!  We also had meatballs and entertained Hailey with some bouncing and dancing.  In the evening we made another visit to Akkurat so Ian could try a vintage Cantillon.  A great day all around!

When you travel 5500 miles and meet up with a friend from home at a giant ship

When you travel 5500 miles and meet up with a friend from home at a giant ship

Carol and Hailey

Carol and Hailey

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