So, this time last week I was on my way to Ă–stersund, Sweden. It's a
small city pretty much in the middle of Sweden and sits on the shore of
StorsjĂ¶n. It started out as a city way back when it was a market town.
In the city, they have an open-air museum with old buildings depicting
lives of farmers from all over the area throughout time. The museum is
called Jamtli and they just happen to have a hostel on the grounds. So
of course we stayed there. Very nice quaint hostel even though it felt
like Nico and I were the youngest ones staying there. Just a word about
the hostels in Sweden; they have a much higher standard than usual so
it's hard to be let down! Anyway, we spent the weekend walking around
the town and just relaxing. There wasn't much to do there but just
that. Ă–stersund also has the legend of StorsjĂ¶oduret, the lake monster.
He is said to live in the 300 feet deep lake. We did spend some time
staring at the lake trying to find the monster of course. But if you
ask me, all the pictures and drawings of the monster resembled Nessie,
the lochness monster, quite a bit. Anyways, we didn't see it. That's
all the excitement from the Ă–stersund trip!