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Name: Melissa

About Me

Countries Visited (not including Turnarounds): Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, North Korea, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City

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Kangaroo with a Sweet Tooth
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Tray Table
Airboy
Lifehacker
I Can Has Cheezburger
The Flying Pinto
Girl on Raw
Things Bogans Like
Bobby at Up, Up and a Gay
Straight Guy in the Queer Skies

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Well guys, I've just spent the last week on leave, which was much needed, especially after my bed ridden days in Perth. And to take full advantage of recession-cheap hotel rates and to be closer to my goal of seeing every single country before I die, decided to spend my holiday in Stockholm.

We're fortunate enough to be entitled to purchase J/C tickets on Lufthansa, which we're not permitted to do on our own, so I decided to spoil myself this time and travel in Business Class for once. It was interesting to see how the competition serves the premium cabins - The flight from DXB to FRA and vice versa was nice, with decent flatbed seats, but the In Flight Entertainment system was pretty lacking. The A/V was on demand but once it started you couldn't pause the movie or show to pop off to the loo though. Food wise it was a choice between hot or cold - scrambled eggs with sausages or granola. Nothing like the 3 hot breakfast options (with cheese option) we usually serve for a morning service. I can only imagine how little the Y/C pax would get, I remember flying PRG to FRA and only managed to get a tomato juice. Guys down the back probably only got a sandwich during a 6 hr service.

Anyway, on to photos! And I can assure you that I have an absolute truck load of them!


Arlanda Express, the train that takes you from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm Central. Not that exciting, until you learn that the interior is designed by..... OMFG 70's tennis legend Björn Borg!


Hot Chocolate from Chokladfabriken. Amaaaaazing!


Stadsbibliotek, the interior is just gorgeous! You just want to sit there for 5 hours and read books, but sadly my Swedish isn't the best...


Östermalms Saluhall, awesome marketplace. You can get all sorts of meat here, even reindeer meat!


Sankt Jacobs kyrka


Stockholm Royal Palace, where all the pomp and ceremony occurs. Royal family actually live in Drottningholm Palace


Grand Hotel, famous because it is where the Nobel Laureates stay when they're in town for the prize giving ceremony.


Swedish are into their boats...


Modern Museum, which was pretty cool, apart from the inability to take photos :-( Best piece was the Ketchup Sandwich, which had about 30 panes of glass with Heinz Ketchup squished in between, then smeared all over the floor. 8 or so bottles scattered in the mess. It was awesome!


National Museum of Stockholm


Acne Jeans, whilst famous for its Scandinavian fashion and super-hot shoes, the store is most well known for being the location of the heist in Normalmstorg that coined the term 'Stockholm Syndrome'. Apparently members of staff have had the bank robbers visit the store to see how much it had changed!


Kulturhuset


View over Norrmalm

More pics to follow!

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