Friday, November 11, 2011

Chocolate and Boats

I realize I've been pretty lax with updating lately, so I'll try to get caught up in the next few days while I'm still in Sweden with nothing to do. The next trip I took was on October 15th, heading to a couple of great museums in Stockholm.

I went with 3 other people from my viticulture class who were also interested in the museums (and the chocolate festival going on in one of them). We ended up just walking to the museums from the train station and decided to go to Nordiska Museet first, which is essentially a really old museum about Scandinavian history and culture. It also had a first floor full of chocolate!

This man had free hot chocolate stored in that jug on his back! It was a great way to keep warm while waiting in line to get in.

Further Trips and Sightseeing

I took a cruise to Helsinki a few weekends ago with a large group of fellow SLU exchange students. The price of the trip itself was only around $50 for 2 nights on the cruise ship. We left on a Friday afternoon and got back to Stockholm at 10am on Sunday. Apparently Finland is called "Suomi" in Finnish? How the heck did we (and other languages) get "Finland" out of that? Anyway...