Stockholm, the archipelago & the Baltic sea

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outside my hotel

When I woke up, I walked from my hotel through old town (Gamla Stan) back to the train station.  I wanted to meet a friend in Tallinn, so I needed to find where to buy a ticket for the ferry.  That task is rather boring to relay now, suffice it to say that after getting the ferry ticket to Tallinn, I found an internet cafe to let my friend know when I'd get there & figure out how we'd meet.  Turns out she wouldn't be able to get there until a day later (she's from Lithuania) but Riga wouldn't be a problem ... So, more boring task of switching the ferry ticket to Riga - but the Riga ferry leaves earlier than the Tallinn one - so I pretty much had to get on a bus right away.  I got on the wrong bus ... figured it out when we got to the final stop & the driver was wondering why I didn't exit.

That is a two-way road.
  She told me the stop to get off for the correct bus - I got on a second wrong one :P d'oh!  Anyway, I made it just barely in time to the ferry.

So ... my time in Stockholm involved little-to-no sightseeing, and I sort of felt bad about that - but it was all ok once the ferry left Stockholm and started traversing the archipelago.  Some of these islands had only one or two houses on them, others had many - all were amazingly beautiful.  The aura, the look, smell, everything was amazing, and someday I must explore these islands more closely.  I think the old Viking blood of my ancestors perked up on this four hour trek through the islands just to get to the open Baltic.  I finished the night on the ferry listening to karaoke (mainly in Latvian, but some in Swedish & English - "Puga, puga, jenga, jenga" is a title I remember in particular).

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outside my hotel
outside my hotel
That is a two-way road.
That is a two-way road.
Leaving Stockholm.
Leaving Stockholm.
Leaving Stockholm.
Leaving Stockholm.
Leaving Stockholm.
Leaving Stockholm.
Archipelago.
Archipelago.
Excited to see the ferry.
Excited to see the ferry.
Swedish Navy!
Swedish Navy!
Keraoke selections
Keraoke selections
Dance club
Dance club
Stockholm
photo by: EmyG