It is no secret that I love Stockholm, in fact, the second post of this blog was dedicated to the city. It was love at first sight, and I couldn’t hide it. The first time I visited the capital of Sweden I was impressed by what my eyes were seeing. Can a place like this exist? How come haven’t I been here before?
You know, a love like this deserves some attention, and the least I could do was dedicate a post to it. There are many reasons for this love to have happened, but I had to give you some convincing ones… enough to make you want to go there by the end of the post. So without further ado, here are 5 reasons why I love Stockholm:
Surrounded by water
Previous to my first trip to Stockholm I was already tempted by the fact that the city is basically surrounded by water. Just so you have an idea, Stockholm is situated on 14 islands and there are boats everywhere… and you know me: I love the sea, and I love islands, and the combination of both makes the city even more special, and beautiful.
It is also no secret that I am a foodie and that I always worry about where to eat when I am traveling. During my two visits to Stockholm I only had amazing gastronomic experiences. It seems to me that every restaurant in the city is a good choice, fancy or not, the food is always great and you can never go wrong with your choice. Nonetheless, Stockholm is one of the most diverse and exotic culinary destinations in the world, where is possible to eat even moose meat.
The Swedish people
How can the Swedish people be so nice? I only had positive experiences with them, anywhere, at restaurants, stores, on the streets, supermarkets. I love how they put a smile on their faces and say: “hej, hej”. Before visiting the city for the first time I certainly was not expecting them to be so friendly and so helpful.
The charm of Gamla Stan
Gamla Stan, the old town, is already reason enough for me to love the city and to always want to return. Wandering around these narrow and cobbled stones streets was my favourite thing to do in the city. The old buildings and their architecture, the feeling of going back to the middle ages or whatever you want to call it… it is simply amazing.
The best hot chocolate ever!
This might be a random, unnecessary or even not so special reason for you. But, my dear readers, there is no exaggeration in what I am about to say: I have never tried a better hot chocolate than the one I tried at Chokladkoppen in Stockholm. I will never forget my experience at this tiny and cosy place, where the hot chocolate is real chocolate and comes in a bowl… take me back now!