Stockholm… people do fishing in the middle of the city

Since I lived in Karlskrona, Southern Sweden for a year, I thought I should make a visit to Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden once.

At that time I wanted to get away from my thesis work. I had been working on my thesis for 7 months straight, so I thought I deserved vacation. My trip started from Karlskrona to Stockholm. From there, I would take ferry to visit Baltic State Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Then, continue to Berlin, Copenhagen, and back to Karlskrona. I did not plan to do anything much in Stockholm. I just wanted to see the city.

I took a bus from Karlskrona to Stockholm. It took more time than the train, but it was cheaper. The view along the way was nice and I do love summer in Sweden.

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I arrived Stockholm quite late in the afternoon, but the sky was still light. This is why I love travelling during summer; the days are longer than the nights. After checking in, I left my stuffs at the hostel and started wandering around the city.

My hostel was near Gamla stan, the old town, so I just walked around it first. The weather was so nice and the restaurants and the main streets were full with people.

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I walked to Stortorget, the oldest square in Stockholm. The old town was quite small. All buildings around the square looked normal, but they had the stories behind.  Well, I did not know why only these 2 buildings were more popular than the others.

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I walked out of the old town and wandered around for a while.

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Then, I saw something that was really surprised me. People did fishing in the middle of the city! Actually in Karlskrona, I always saw people did fishing while I took the bus from my home to the city center. Well… Karlskrona is definitely not a tourist city. I was not surprised at all. But this is Stockholm! This is a capital city! I cannot believe that people can do fishing in this city, especially in the city center, near the royal palace.

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The first day in Stockholm, I thought I saw pretty much the whole city. But I did not see one important thing which is the gilded crown on the bridge, another Stockholm’s landmark. So, on the next day I headed up to Skeppsholm Bridge first. Then, I spent time at the shopping street while waiting for the ferry to Tallinn.

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Have you ever been to Sweden or Stockholm? Have you ever seen people fishing in the city center? Share your experience with me in the comment!

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