On Monday we headed over to Stockholm for a few nights. Although Sweden borders Finland, the 2 countries are noticeably different! We arrived at the city in the early evening and walked around for a few hours to get to know the area around our hostel. The first impressions were good but we were a little let down by the miserable weather!
The next morning we got up bright and early and had a proper look around the new part of the city centre. This was mainly shopping areas (a lot of H&M's), food places and bars. We visited the Nordic Museum which hosted exhibitions displaying Swedish culture and design. Later that evening we saw Sufjan Stevens at Cirkus, which was the main reason we made the trip to Stockholm.
The show was amazing, as I've been wanting to see Sufjan live for years, and I'm really glad I got the chance to experience it in a new country! We spent the next day exploring the old town and visiting the city museum. We happened to stop by the palace just at the changing of the guard, which was played out in tune to ABBA from the royal marching band. Amazing! I had a really good time and I'm excited to come back to Sweden later next month!