25 May 2013

Travel: cruise Northern Europe part 5

Monday, 13 May
Today we arrive in Stockholm right on time (9am) so we got up earlier to be ready to disembark. 
It's about 2,6 km to town from the cruise terminal and the walk already gives us a great panoramic view of the city. The weather is very lovely: sunny and warm. 
We first visit the old city centre, Gamla Stan with its Palace, Noble museum, cathedral, churches, ... Then head towards the newer part of town where we walk through the parc, do some shopping, have a latte,...
Then onwards to the city hall and back towards the old town where we browse the shopping streets. I buy some souvenirs (an iPhone cover with a moose ;-) and an owl thermometer). We have some pastry and coffee and then walk back all along the water to arrive back in time (4pm).  
After a Cuba libre we go to our cabin to enjoy the beautiful scenery when we glide out of Stockholm into the fjord. We planned to catch the musical show but since it was such lovely weather and the scenery was so stunning, we gave it a miss and enjoyed the view from our balcony. 
Dinner was delicious again: a mixed salad, macaroni with a great sauce, salmon in a potato crust with asparagus mousse and clafoutis. 
Since the time changed that night (one hour forward), we gave it an early night.

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