It is early morning as I write, and the streets of the city are quiet. I arrived yesterday very early and my son met me at the train – a 20 minute ride on the train from Arlanda Airport. On the advice of many, in order to avoid jetlag, I took a 2-hour nap and woke up wanting to sleep the day away. But I forced myself awake and the reward was great.
We went to the Gamla stan, one of the largest and most well-preserved medieval city centers in Europe. To say it is beautiful, is an understatement – and since a picture is worth a thousand words . . .
The Christmas market has been set up.
A café where we had cappuccino and a treat.
View from our table.
The cappuccino was delicious and the cake was extraordinary. It was infused with coconut and had a crusty and sweet topping.
I will have more tomorrow ~ am off to the market which is below ground. The apartment where my son is staying these months is right in the center of everything and it is quite nice. The floors in the bathroom and the foyer are heated.
I am in love with this place already and am so glad I am here ~
Until tomorrow, then . . .