Welcome, 2019. A special year. Fifty years ago, in June 1969, patrons of The Stonewall Inn in New York grew tired of yet another raid by the police. Gay, lesbians, bisexuals and mostly: transgenders, transvestites and dragqueens fought back. Those were the Stonewall Riots.
Planning a big rail trip is a cumbersome process, it all starts with finding inspiration about where to go.
A visit to the Royal Palaces (Kungliga slotten) is a highlight of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.
July was a special month. It was the first time in forever I went on a trip in a July, as it is the prerogative of straight couples with children to take a leave in July – but mostly because I finally went on a cruise.
After Helsinki in Finland and Saint Petersburg in Russia, Tallinn in Estonia was the third stop of our Baltic cruise which started in Stockholm in Sweden.
Before we boarded the Serenade of the Seas for weeklong cruise to Helsinki in Finland, Saint Petersburg in Russia, Tallinn in Estonia and Riga in Latvia; Steve and I spent a day and a half in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Where did we go?
It was long overdue. Going on a sea cruise had or has been on my travel wish list for a long time. I have quite a few friends who are avid cruisers and I really wanted to taste it. So how did I experience my first time cruising?
As a former dancing queen (I’m not 17 anymore, hence the ‘former’) I obviously visited ABBA The Museum on the island of Djurgården in Stockholm. Noblesse oblige. That my visit coincided with the release of the ‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again‘ movie is a coincidence.
After landing at Bromma we took a taxi to Hotel At Six at Brunkebergstor 6. This centrally located, hip and stylish hotel is perfect place to explore Stockholm.
Apparently, Brussels Airlines is tired of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 it uses for some European flight. So I was lucky to fly with a SSJ100 from Brussels Airport in Belgium to Stockholm Bromma Airport in Sweden.