Monday, 4th August

After our day in Stockholm, we had an early rise for the drive to Lund.

There was no particular reason for Lund itself, but it seemed like a good spot to stop on the way south. Little did we know it would take us by surprise.

The drive there was pretty much the same most of the way. There were a couple of highlights and both revolved around the lake we found. The first was Bec randomly yelling that she just saw penguins! The second was the rest stop we made to see the perfectly clear waters of the lake close up.

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When we finally reached Lund, we were blown away. It is the cutest little town with the most beautiful buildings. We parked the car, checked in and went for a walk around the town…

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We settled down to a fantastic dinner and then had an early night in. Tomorrow is going to be a big day, crossing through three countries in one day!

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Sunday, 3rd August

We woke this morning to a terrific thunder storm with loads of lightening and heavy rain, we had looked at the forecast last night and knew it was going to be all over before 10am. So we enjoyed a lazy morning watching the storm and eating breakfast. Another positive – the car was now washed 🙂

With the storm over and a bright sunny day ahead of us we caught the bus into Stockholm – we’re staying in an apartment about 15 minutes outside the city.

Stockholm is beautiful and we enjoyed strolling through the city, the warm weather and breeze from the water set us up for a perfect day.

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One of our favourite spots was the City Hall it’s an impressive building situated on the water. It’s a relatively new building by Europe standards, construction began in 1911 and it was officially opened in 1923.

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The Parliament Building and gate to the downtown shopping district was incredible. We skipped the shopping, it was so busy! So we headed toward the Royal Palace.

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The Royal Palace was pretty bland in contrast to the other amazing buildings in Stockholm, Mary’s palace in Denmark was definitely more impressive 🙂

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After a long day of walking around in the sun we headed back to the apartment for a couple of cold ciders 🙂

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Saturday, 2nd August

Today started with a traditional breakfast with the Swedish family who provided our accommodation. It was great talking with them and I’m sure they enjoyed practicing their English. They are really nice people and it was great to see how the actual locals live.

We set off in the morning for a pretty boring drive – most of the way was highway and it was unavoidable. There were some cool rest stops like a deserted Asian Restaurant Theme Park and a camping place on a lake with little trails through the forest to get to the picnic areas – but the photo issue with the camera got worse and the photos are pretty much just a white blur.

We reached Stockholm in the afternoon and settled in to our accommodation run by – much to our surprise – a Sydney North Shore ex pat! It was a great unit and comfortable so after all the driving we again had an early night.

Before we went to bed we did a little exploring – thank goodness for iPhone cameras!

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Ps. Happy 1st Birthday to our beautiful nephew Wyatt xoxo

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