Saturday, 25 May 2013

Exploring Stockholm

We had a lovely Captains Cocktail reception last night and we have just returned from a fabulous day
Exploring Stockholm today.Not enough time but that's part of the bargain with Cruising holiday.we walked along the Baltic when we got off the ship then had a conducted tour afterwards. Visited the Royal Palace crossing the bridge between the Baltic and the Lake Malaren. saw the old town walking along the paved streets,and the usual tourist shops and stopped for a coffee.Things are expensive
And the tax is 33% and Vat is 25%. But people get healthcare and education (includingUniversity)provided by the state. 92% are Protestant Christians but only 1.2% actually practise religion.we could have easily spend a week here,but we were told apart from the summer they get really no sun after 2pm rest of the year.Temp today went up from 14 to 20C. We got back just in time for the ship to leave through cruising along all these picturesque islands.
Looking forward to "Indian Dinner" tonight,

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