It turns out the 10th largest lake is still pretty dang big. Weather has been fickle here, but we caught a nice clear and calm spell after a round of chanting. I don’t speak Swedish, but I’m pretty sure it was a prayer to some sort of anti-rain god. Anyhow, here are some drool-worthy snaps from Lake Bolmen.
Sometimes you are in a restaurant in Sweden and everyone starts singing:
In Stockholm we visited what is arguably the #1 beer bar in the world – Akkurat. There we drank this aged gem; Cantillon Vigneronne from 2003. This is a fruited lambic that was rested on muscat grapes:
Usually when I tell someone I drank a 12 year old beer, their first question is: “Why would you ever want to do that?”
On Thursday we took the train to Almhult to meet up with Ian’s parents on the farm of some family friends. It’s Midsommar (Midsummer) in Sweden this weekend and there are lots of festivities happening in the small towns surrounding the farm.
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.
Our flight was delayed departing Oakland and we hit some complications using our credit cards to get bus tickets from the airport to Stockholm, but this made it all worth it: