August 20, 2013
I spent day 6 mostly on my own, so there are not so many pictures. Greg had his presentation and conference stuff, so after another shockingly good hotel breakfast (now kicking myself for not photographing it!), we parted ways.
I started the day with a latte and a few chapters of LoveStar (highly recommend) at the coffee shop down the street from our hotel. I had some shopping to finish, but none of the shops opened until 10, and most of the museums didn’t open until 11. It was so nice to take a few moments to relax during such a fun but exhausting vacation. I took a chokladboll for later, because over the course of our trip, it became impossible for me to not purchase one every time I had the chance.
Have I mentioned my obsession with the chokladboll? Best. Food. Ever.
Sugar, butter, oats, cocoa powder, rolled in coconut, chilled. (photo from wikipedia.)
At 10, I headed off to make a few last minute purchases and then tried to find the Medieval Museum. No such luck. The geography of Stockholm is still a bit of a mystery to me, even when I’m looking at a map…
Instead, I hit the Nobel museum, which I was equally excited about.
I loved this museum! Luckily, I arrived just 20 minutes before the next English tour.
Alfred Nobel’s will
On the ceiling, there’s a laundromat type contraption that displays all of the Nobel laureates. I learned in the tour that it takes more than 5 hours to rotate through all of them.
After a couple of hours at the museum, my stomach was growling, so I grabbed a kanelbulle (cinnamon bun) from a beautiful little bakery and strolled around Gamla Stan (The Old Town). There is a reason that one of the only things I knew about Sweden before I visited was “cinnamon rolls”. This was the best one I’ve ever had.
Greg joined me later on when he was done with his conference stuff.
This picture cracks me up.
We went out in search of some dinner. We ended up going to a really amazing Ethiopian place.
Count on us to find Ethiopian food in Sweden. It was absolutely amazing and probably the best Ethiopian food I’ve ever had.
By this point in our trip, we were both pretty beat. This day ended with some more strolling around town, drinks at a very pretty bar, and an early bedtime.
In other news, my grandma passed last week. We are all so sad to have lost her, but glad she’s at peace and no longer in pain. My grandma was a politician in Milwaukee during the 70′s and 80′s, and there was a great article about her on JSOnline. I especially loved the photo gallery!