First day in Sweden
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My first trip to Sweden! (I have been couple times in Haparanda, but I haven't ever counted that..) And my first trip to foreign country too. We did arrive to Stockholm by ship from Helsinki. It was my first time in ship too, so lots of first times in one day. :) Me and my friend were a bit excited and stopped to the exit corridor (or what it is called?) to take pictures of the ship and acted like tourists, but we WERE tourists so I don't think there were anything bad in that. After we had get into our car (which my dad had drive out of the ship) we were suppose to drive to Gröna Lund, which is amusement park in Stockholm.
From map we noticed that there where two harbours in Stockholm and my school friend had talked about the other one.
We had booked a room in hotel in Norrköping, which is about 2 hours from Stockholm. While we were driving there I saw one sign which I thought was really funny. There readed two names of some places and they were called Hölö and Mörkö. Hölö means in Finland a person who talks a lot and mostly nothing important. Mörkö means a spook. When we finally gotted to our hotel it was a bit late already and it was closed! We rang the bell, but nobody didn't come and reception was empty and lights were off. One point two people did go in there and they letted us in too. We looked for receptionist, but there were no-one. But I saw something else there, cockroaches! What kind of hotel was it?! We tried to find another hotel, but all of them where full or too expensive to our budget. So we did drive to Kolmården where we were suppose to go next day and tried to find room in hotel there, but everywhere was full. Only chance to sleep was to park our car in parking place of Kolmården Zoo (where we were going next day) and sleep in car! One of the worsest nights of my life: try to sleep in small front seat while my dad is snoring on other front seat and it's raining. I was really happy when morning came.