This morning I headed out for breakfast with hot chocolate and a croissant dipped in it in mind. The issue is that none of the places j have had breakfast at opened at 8. I picked the place I had a drink at last night, Biblioteka. I ended up with what closer to an American style hot chocolate, but it was still good. It was a dreary morning, around 34*, misting, and cloudy, the weather you think when you you think of Russia in March.
I then took a cab to the airport, which only took like 25 minutes, instead of the one plus hours I was told to expect. I got stamped out of Russia without an issue and now have 11 full pages and 9 empty ones with 6.5 years left on it.
I was at my hostel less than an hour after my plane landed. I then went to go to the Vasa Museum which is a warship built in 16??, that capsized 1km into its maiden voyage and in the 50s was raised, basically intact. It is a pretty impressive ship and with my limited time in Stockholm, the main thing I wanted to see. I was in a slightly grumpy mood by the time I got there because I couldn’t find a place to buy a public transit ticket until I was halfway there (most people get tickets via text message, not paper ones). I also stopped by the liquor store to see if they have mini bottles and while there I think a guy accused me of stealing and had me empty my pockets, it irritated me.
I then walked around old town, but still wasn’t in the best of mood. My nose has been running nonstop for the past two days and just Sudafed wasn’t working so I took a Benadryl too and I think it made me drowsiest than I anticipated. I finally found a beer bar and on my second attempt going in a chair. A few beers and dinner cost me more than my three most expensive dinners in Russia combined. When I got back to the hostel it was a pretty hopping place, but I was tired and not feeling super social so I packed my bag and accidentally fell asleep around 930. I was staying in a four bed dorm and it was nice that two of the girls were already internetting in their bunks too. I did not have the most restful night sleep because I kept waking up to check what time it was to make sure I didn’t over sleep… Overall it wasn’t the best day in Stockholm, but Stockholm is a pretty cool city, just really expensive if you want to do anything.