|a beautiful view of the city|
On Monday, my roommate for the few days, Stephanie, and I headed out to check out the major sites and do some shopping. Stephanie and I had "met" on Twitter and I asked her to share the hotel room I had reserved. She had arrived earlier than I had and was able to show me some of the places she had checked out already. We found lots of great places to shop and spend all our money since Sweden is definitely not cheap. I found it comparable to Zurich, which also stood out as above standard European expenses.
|checked out the Christmas markets in the Old Town|
|the Royal Palace|
|Brrr! But it wasn't as cold as I expected it to be!|
|Please notice that it's 3:30 and the moon is fully visible.|
The 2nd and 3rd days of my trip were spent in Google Stockholm. I met a lot of great people and was able to make some new connections with people in jobs similar to mine. At the end of our long first day (about 12 hours) a large group of us headed to the Ice Bar. I had never been to a bar like this before and felt like this was an appropriate location to have this experience. It was cold! And cool! And only necessary for one drink.
|Now one of about 1,400 in the world!|
|celebrating at the Ice Bar with Stephanie and Anne|