A Sojourn in Stockholm
Recently, I wanted to plan a trip to Europe that would be easy for the traveler lacking much experience -- a Europe on training wheels, so to speak. This was one of the reasons I chose to visit Stockholm, Sweden.
What made Sweden more manageable for me than other European countries is that almost everyone can speak English, as it is taught in school starting at a very young age.
I flew to Stockholm via Iceland Air (it has a great deal where you can layover in
And if it's your first time in Stockholm, I would suggest then splurging for a taxi directly to your hotel -- there are a lot of street names that sound very similar.
Lodging, Dining and Sight-SeeingI stayed at the inexpensive
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Other Travel TipsIn Stockholm, there is an Internet network that is in many stores, including 7-11 (which are all over the city), called Sidewalk Express Internet Point. You can buy 90 minutes for about $4, take the password with you and use the access anywhere that has the network. And take a map everywhere you go. Almost every street in Stockholm ends in "gatan," and it won't take long to confuse Vastmannagatan, Vasagatan and Vastertangatan. There are plenty of ATMs throughout the city to get cash easily, but you can use a credit card almost everywhere. Even the taxis can accommodate plastic. All in all, Stockholm was fun, scenic and (armed with a map) easy to navigate. I stayed a total of five days, but four would do nicely if you are making a longer visit throughout other parts of Europe.
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