My intensions were to go walking around the city and visit the Vasa Museum and maybe some others. Seeing the snow in the early morning after a short restless night made me go out soon and walk to the old town. It was wonderful to walk in a quiet city for a while.
Soon it became clear that the combination of a Saturday and snow was special for many people and it got more and more crowded.
And I suddenly did not have any urge left to visit any museum any more. You can call me strange, but I love to just stroll around in a strange unknown city to get a grasp of it's atmosphere.
To avoid the crowd I sat at the Coffee Bookshop Edenborg to enjoy a Cafe Latte, some pie, the free wlan and my new book Gardens of The Moon by Steven Erikson.
I did know how to find this Coffeeshop because of Åke Nygren told me that it was close to the great fantasy/SF Bookshop in the Old Town where I did buy my new book.
Much to my surprise and pleasure I see Åke walking in the Coffee shop and he joins me for a chat.
That chat turned into a very long friendly conversation (almost monologue) with a Norwegian musician and his wife. He even started to play and sing Cornelius Vreeswijk!
Åke jaiku-ed Malin to join us and when we sat down at a vegetarian restaurant Hermitage for lunch she and Erik both joined us! The food there was absolutely amazing. A must-do if you like indian/asian food, great flavours!
It was already dark when we finsihed the lunch, but not time for a pint yet. So we had to go shopping for a sweater .... unsuccessfully, but time went past and we ended up in an all english pub with football and rugby matches live. (sorry forgot the name).
We had a great time and some great beers with very creative thoughts on a new concept on how to learn people web 2.0 in a new way ... More about this later.;-)
After we finally split up, I did a night time walk in the Old Town and made some nice pictures of Stockholm in the dark.
So, what kind of tourist am I?