[My travel journal continues, in the wee hours, sailing to Helsinki.
I note that I failed to reference the many crew who wished us a happy Canada Day, unprompted and with barely a pause for breath, once they'd confirmed we weren't illegitimately wearing the swag. A nice touch, Celebrity!]
July 1, 2011: Stockholm
the Thousand Islands, we all agreed. Only we're actually a river, an ocean and a sea away, well on our way to Helsinki, Finland now.
Skansen. There, we found out just how expensive Stockholm is: park admittance and a meal on the property shortly thereafter saw us drop $180 CAD, for Swedish meatballs -- simply meatballs there, of course -- and pickled herring. [A nice, tasty time, mind you, but not the Tivoli experience Tea later admitted she was hoping for. More on that in later posts. Stay tuned!] Unsurprisingly, we were through our Swedish krona -- trading at 7:1 -- in very short order indeed. Luckily, they also take euros.
New Delhi who'd been to Austria and the French Riviera prior to flying to Amsterdam to sail with us. Not only that, he'd paid for much of his extended family to join him, and they'd all spent many days (and in some cases, weeks) at these intermediate destinations. "Life's good," was probably Kamel's most common refrain during our many subsequent chats.
Up next: Helsinki, Finland
There are more pictures from the day in Stockholm in our Picasa album.