What to do in Stockholm in a day

Stockholm, Sweden

My first visit to Stockholm was in December of 2005. And I have been traveling there ever since. It’s one of my favourite cities, but strangely in all these years I haven’t written anything about my travels to Stockholm. So, I finally decided to fix this mistake. Now is a perfect time for it because my memories are still fresh from our last trip that happened last week. And in this blog post I’ll share all the things I like to do when I am in Stockholm and tell about the places I like to go to.

I collected photos that we’ve made over the years, so don’t get confused when you see them. Some were made in summer, some in spring and some in winter. And yes, I haven’t been to Stockholm in the autumn. Yet.

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Budapest. What I’ve learned and first impression

Buda Castle, view from Danube Promenade, Budapest, Hungary

We were standing in the airport, waiting for our ride. I looked around and noticed a local young woman dressed in jeans, T-shirt and light winter coat. A guide as understood. She was surrounded by the group of tourists, mostly youngsters. It seems they’ve just arrived in Budapest and were very excited to be here, they all were smiling and discussing plans for the holiday. Meanwhile, woman was writing down their names and collecting money. Banknotes were unfamiliar to me. “Maybe Croatian”, I thought. “Or Romanian”. But why would they use wrong currency in Hungary? And then it hit me… Currency wasn’t wrong, it was Hungarian!

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What and where we ate in Budapest

Budapest in the evening, Hungary

We didn’t eat much outside during our stay in Hungary. Mainly because this time we had the whole apartment at our disposal, and we could cook at home at any time we wanted. And as I mentioned in the first Budapest post, closest food market Lidl was a couple of hundred meters away. So, we prepared all our breakfasts and some dinners in our small kitchen (this is one way to save money when you travel by the way). Nevertheless, we managed to visit few eateries. Some were good, some were brilliant…

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What Budapest has to offer. Part 2

Miniversum, Budapest, Hungary

One morning we decided to go to the Hungarian National museum. But it turned out to be closed that day. Which was weird because I’ve checked opening hours in the internet, and it was supposed to be open. We didn’t have any specific plans, so we stared thinking what else we could do today. And then I remembered reading reviews about the historical Metro Line 1 (yellow M1, also known as Millennium Underground), the oldest metro line in Budapest, and the second oldest in the world (opened in 1896).

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What Budapest has to offer. Part 1

Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest, Hungary

hat Budapest has to offer. Part 1 

Normally I would make a list of the things I want to see or go to during our travels. But as soon as I started reading endless TOP-5, -10, -20 things you must do in Budapest, I quickly came to realization that it will be impossible to check even one tenth of all the cultural and historical sights this city has to offer. And we had only five days, even less than that because of the flight schedule. “So, we’d better make the most of it”, thought I while packing my carry-on.

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Budapest. Intro

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest. Intro

Usually I reserve a hotel and buy plane tickets at least two months in advance. It’s less stressful for me this way, – it’s done and no need to worry about it anymore. I can just relax and put the vacation countdown. I like to plan ahead, I like to know what is coming and where. But this time I’ve decided to do things differently…

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What to do in Munich in 3 hours

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Unfortunately, Munich has never been our final destination. But I’m glad we were lucky enough to have a glimpse of this beautiful city. How did we manage to do that? Easy! In order to save money, we are simply avoiding direct flights. And instead we are looking for transfer flights and searching for places where we could spend our waiting time (approximately five to seven hours*). That way we are able to see more cities and countries during our travels.

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