Arriving in a new snow storm
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The day after the snowstorm in Denmark I had to leave for Stockholm again. I had luckily some meetings in Copenhagen in the morning so I avoided the chaos in Copenhagen airport in the morning. The storm the day before had resulted in massive cancelations of flights to all over Europe, so hundreds of unlucky travellers had to stay in the airport the night over in the airport or in surrounding hotels.
This would result in loads of pressure in the airport from the morning. I had a flight at noon and I had been right most of the flights at noon left on time. I arrived in Stockholm just as the snow started to pound in over Stockholm. The taxi took me fast to the office in Solna where I work and I stayed there until 18.
When I left for the taxi I could see what damage the storm had started in the city. My cab driver took me along a side road towards my hotel and we passed the massive queues on the motorway. When we entered the city everything was blocked; in front of Hotel Riddargatan where my night was going to be spent the taxi had serious problems getting up the hill to the entrance.
I quickly dropped my stuff in the hotel; it was already 19.30 and I wanted to find something to eat before they closed the city. From my window in the hotel I had seen an Italian restaurant and that was my first aim. The restaurant turned out to be full so I continued walking around in the snowy street and it didn’t take long before I looked like a snowman fighting for survival. I walked some streets up and down and I passed some that I didn’t feel like.
Suddenly I saw the Texas Long Horn; it looked more like a bar but I had seen that I could get a Texan Chilli and it was just what I was feeling for. The place was quite full but I managed to find a place in the corner where I could be alone and relax with my dinner.After the dinner the snow was still pounding down and the wind was just as hard as in Copenhagen the day before. I found the hotel after walking up the same hill that the taxi driven. I called it a day and turned together with my remote control looking for an early night.