A Reunion in Stockholm, Sweden

You automatically have one thing in common with everyone you meet while travelling: you’re all travellers. Whatever their reasons, each person has ditched the real world in search of adventure and suddenly you’re surrounded by people who get it. You’ll be happy sharing a room with someone you’ve just met, and even happier when you all get to reunite in another town, or even in another country.

Sweden, 2012

Jellyfish Gang goes to Sweden

One of our guys was from Sweden, so those of us in England arranged a long weekend to the capital of Stockholm. We bought Thai beer from the supermarket, drank rum and coke out of buckets, carried photos of our missing members so they could be there in spirit and chanted our favourite Swedish drinking song over and over again, which sounded like gibberish to us:

Helan går
Sjung hopp faderallan lallan lej
Helan går
Sjung hopp faderallan lej
Och den som inte helan tar
Han heller inte halvan får
Helan går
Sjung hopp faderallan lej

Sweden, 2012

Stockholm

This beautiful city is built across 14 islands, water is everywhere. The most picturesque area is Gamla Stan, the old town. The cobbled streets and narrow alleyways are great to explore, there are cute little shops and cafes, plus the magnificent Stockholm Palace and Riddarholmen Church.

Sweden, 2012

If you love learning about the history of the place you’re in then spend a couple of hours in Skansen, the open air museum that takes you back in time to a replica of a 19th century Swedish town, and the zoo that is home to Scandinavian animals such as moose, wolves and reindeer.

Sweden, 2012

We also took a road trip out into the countryside, found a peaceful lake and had a picnic in the sun, wrapped up nice and warm as it had been snowing the day before. Thanks to Ludo for being our amazing host and tour guide for the weekend, and to his parents for putting up with us!

Sweden, 2012

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Skål!

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