On the 5 hour train from Copenhagen to Stockholm, two young men sat across from us — one a native-born Swede and the other an immigrant from Lebanon. They generously educated us on all of Scandinavia, but mostly Sweden, and provided lively conversation for the duration of the ride. That’s just one reason why we love train travel.
Stockholm’s temperatures shocked us into the reality of our northern journeying. At a latitude of 60 degrees, about the same as Yellowknife in the NWT, our evening walk demanded my down vest and a cardigan for Gord. It’s a pleasant change after the recent heat wave. Here are the photos of our first day in a stunning city!