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Last Day in Stockholm and my Summary of a Fantastic Summer Month!

A UK Olympic Summer Month: Day 31
Last day in Stockholm! Getting a fantastic brunch to go and exploring and the market. Almost missing my flight to London and ending my summer with a traditional British dinner. Taking a look back at what a crazy summer I had.

Getting up early because I had a flight to catch and I wanted to see a bit of downtown before departure. I packed my stuff and took my bag with me. We first went to a mall across the street where Jeanette got me a roll of cheese that she said I had to take with me back to Beijing.

We then took the subway into the city center.

Hotorget

We started at this square, which is fruit and vegetable market during the day. It is flanked by the Stockholm Concert Hall with an interesting sculpture in front of it. From there we went downstairs to the food market and bought lunch from Hav Fisk & Catering.

Stockholm Concert Hall (Konserthuset) built in 1926 is the primary orchestra hall in Stockholm. It is also the venue for the yearly Nobel Prize award ceremony.
Stockholm Concert Hall (Konserthuset) built in 1926 is the primary orchestra hall in Stockholm. It is also the venue for the yearly Nobel Prize award ceremony.
The orange stuff is local chanterelle mushrooms!
The orange stuff is local chanterelle mushrooms!

We then went for a walk around and planned to have a picnic in the park.

We went through Sergel’s Square where the Stockholm City Theater is located.
We went through Sergel’s Square where the Stockholm City Theater is located.
Another beautiful sky!
Another beautiful sky!
World Trade Center
World Trade Center Stockholm

Amateur Hour: I remembered my flight to be at 3:15 pm, so I thought I had plenty of time to catch the bus to the airport and be there before the counter closed for my flight. Fortunately Jeanette asked me again and she remembered that it was around 1 pm. When I checked my ticket, it read 13:15… Wow, that could have been an awful surprise if I went according to my plan.

Knowing I had no time left, we rushed back to the central station where I was just in time to catch the next Flybussarna coach to the airport. Jeanette and I had to settle for a picnic in the bus station, which was just as good!

Hav's salmon tartar, potato salad, and toast skagen to make ourselves. Drool...
Hav’s salmon tartar, potato salad, and toast skagen to make ourselves. Drool…

I said good-bye and was off to the airport. I had some scenic views of the countryside from the bus and before I knew it, I was off in the air back to London.

So long Sweden! Until next time!

London

Back in the UK, my uncle picked me up from the airport.

I took this picture from a moving car of a sly British fox trying to cross the road.
I took this picture from a moving car of a sly British fox trying to cross the road.

We went to get dinner at a local inn. They had a roast special, which was like a buffet of many different meats. It was extremely filling to say the least and washing it down with a nice warm creamy beer was a great way to complete the experience.

English roast
I’m getting full just looking at this picture.

After dinner we headed home and I got my stuff ready for my departure tomorrow, back to Beijing.
I can’t believe how quickly that month long trip to Europe went by!

Highlights of an amazing summer:

Phew… a summer of crazy times, amazing people, life changing experiences, and new discoveries.

I can’t wait for the next one!

David De Clercq

About David De Clercq

Founder and writer at World-Adventurer.com, David is on a mission to travel to every country in the world and has less than 10 countries left! He loves new adventures, unique cultures, historic landmarks, and luxurious hotels. Follow along as David shares a journey of a lifetime!