On my trip back from Gothenburg, I decided to spend a night in Stockholm because I did not know if I would have a chance to visit again. I checked into my hostel about 6 in the evening. Then, I walked around Östermalm, one of Stockholm’s ritziest neighborhoods. I had a lot of fun windowshopping at the uspscale stores surrounding the Stureplan square. Most of them were already closed, but I didn’t really mind. I wasn’t going to pop in and buy a pair of Prada heels anyway!
I ended my time in Östermalm with chips, guacamole, and a margarita. None of it matched up to what I could get in Texas, but it helped with my cravings for the real thing. Afterwards, I caught most of the Eurovision finals in my hostel.
I started the next day with brunch in a trendy part of town called Södermalm. Then I took the metro to Kungsträdgården Station to see some of the station artwork.
From Kungsträdgården, I could walk to the Royal Palace. I had visited the armory before with my family, but this time I was able to visit the royal treasury and royal apartments. Before touring the inside of the castle, however, I got to see the changing of the guards! This was a nice surprise because I thought it happened earlier in the day.
After visiting the palace, I went to Monteliusvägen where I enjoyed the beautiful view of the city you can see at the beginning of this post. I then relaxed with wine, cheese, and a book before catching my train home to Uppsala. I made sure to get home early in the evening so I could call my mom for Mother’s Day. I’m so glad I got to experience more of Stockholm before I have to leave!