Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Christmas village a fun ending to great trip
As well as the zoo a miniature historical Sweden was reflected both in the buildings and their surroundings – from the Skåne farmstead in the south to the Sami camp in the north. The venues illustrated the different social conditions in which people lived in Sweden between the 16th century and the first half of the 20th century. You could visit a building where flatbread was being made or see a goldsmith in action.
We retraced our steps back to the hotel. It seemed that everyone was out walking and really walking briskly. Although we wanted to catch the trolley with the separate coffee car, we continued our walk. What a great idea to jump on the trolley and have a coffee.
Stockholm is a lovely place to visit. It is a beautiful city with great food. It is also very expensive.
Our day had not yet ended. As the plane just barely touched down in Barcelona, we immediately went straight up again. The previous plane was still on the active runway and couldn't find its way off the runway in the rain. We were going up exactly parallel to a plane on the next runway taking off. After bouncing around for a while in the dense clouds we eventually touched down in one piece.