The next morning, I decided to just explore the subways of Stockholm. I heard from a few friends, how beautiful some of the stations are. Afterwards, I will be flying to Norway. To see what the next door neighbor had to offer.
Got on the subway, it was so clean and very quiet. Not even one person was on their phones talking or speaking to a friend. It was kind of odd to me. It reminded of my time in Munich, Germany. The subways there were really quiet too. Must be a northen European thing. It almost felt awkward to ask your friend next to you, “What stop we get off at?” I kid you not, when in Munich, she texted me the name of the station we were supposed to get off that.
The way the subway stations are built in Stockholm are a work of art. They leave the bedrock and carve around it. With the leftover rock, they paint on them like in the picture above. The ones I went to weren’t too nice. I kept trying to find solna centrum station but I got lost. It’s the one that the rock is painted red and black. It looks amazing!
After getting in the subway, it was time to head back to pack for my trip to Norway. I was super excited to see what Norway was all about. I defintely have to visit Stockholm again but during the summer. My time in this beautiful city was ending. The second half of my Nordic weekend getaway was just starting.
Getting to the airport in stockholm is not too diffcult. It cost me about 25 dollars at the time. I wanted to take a taxi but, it was about 75 dollars from where I was staying. It was a lot faster to go by train ironically. It just made more sense to not take a taxi
At the airport, it was surprisingly empty. There were people but, in certain areas. Compared to JFK, SFO and LAX there was practically no one. I didn’t noticed my first time how much space this airport has. Just the little things you notice when you aren’t super excited to explore.
When I got on the plane, I got lucky. My seat was taken, I was shown first hand that it’s more secure to pay that little extra to reserve your seat. I didn’t pay it because it seemed unnessary. This was around the time a man got kicked off a plane for the same situation. I kept calm and asked the flight attendant. She pointed me to a few extra seats in the back. Ensuring that I was going on this flight. I sat down and I was able to relax.
While in the air, got to see a bird’s eye view of how wonderful Norway and Sweden are during the winter. It’s has patches of snow mixed with trees. Looked really nice to me. Of course, this is coming from someone who grew up where it never snowed. I’m sure some of you are sick of it.
After about 2 hours, we landed at the olso Airport. Of course, they didn’t let the plane drive to the gate. We had to get off and walk to the gate in all this cold. The moment I took one step out of the plane, a blast of cold wind hit me. It felt like I ran into a brick wall. My exploring of Norway just started and it was looking like I had to get a lot of hot chocolate.
Stay safe everyone and remember to wash your hands!
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