Internet access in Stockholm is not plentiful nor particularly cheap. Indeed hotel internet is quite expensive. However at the Central train station in the one hall are about 20 workstations [July 2010] for which you gain access from a ticket machine in either SEK/3 Euros or credit card which is better i.e. it issues a ticket. Unfortunately the internet access there is not good because, presumably, server congestion during the working day. The good news is that some of the '7-11' shops also have internet access from the same network, so take your ticket there and use what you need - the network keeps your credit and advises you what you are using whilst online.
Enjoy the Scandinavian way of...
Enjoy the Scandinavian way of life. Hard weather conditions made of Scandinavians a tough people that got a reputation for its cruelty and courage in wars. But nowadays Sweden is one of the most prosperous societies in the world and Scandinavians have become a very raffinated, stylish and sophisticated people. For this reason, Stockholm is nowadays a world city that offers plenty of interesting activities for citizens and visitors.
First of all, the location of the city is so beautiful and photogenic that the simple fact of strolling in the city center is a real pleasure. The city is composed of a group of islands in the middle of a fjord-like lake near the sea. It is said that there are more than 1000 islands in the Stockholm’s archipelago. So wherever you go, you will be surrounded by water, green areas and fine architecture. Scandinavians are usually sports lovers, and the city provides a lot of opportunities for sailing, jogging, cycling, skating… And in the coldest days of the hard winter, when the lake freezes, even ice-skating.
Secondly, as I said before, Stockholmans are really stylish and elegant. Furthermore, I would say that there are a lot of “design-victims” among them. That means that if you are a shoppaholic, you will have a great time here.
Finally, the cultural offer is huge and varied. Swedes are very proud of their culture and cultivate it to a large extend. But at the same time, they are open-minded people, always eager to learn new things from other cultures. Sailing in the lake is really pleasant, so make sure your friends in Stockholm have a small, comfortable boat for enjoying the city from the water.
I love fountains, and this one is fabulous!! When I was in Germany, I took pictures of every fountain I saw (which led for some boring stories once I got back home), and when I saw this one, I simply counldn't resist! I have not yet seen it at night, but I have seen pics of it at night on other people's pages, and it looks amazing!
Wall paintings at T-centralen
At the city subway station T-Centralen you can find this wall paintings showing shadows of the people building the subway station. The painting is located near the escalators between the blue line platform and the green and red lines platform.
This is me outside the closed record store, Frizzle. Mellotronen is another record
store right next to it & they are on Gamla Stan. Address: 16-14 Kakbrinken.
I wanted very much to purchase the new Backyard Babies record. The absolute best record store we went to was SOUND POLLUTION in Gamla Stan.
Address: Stora Nygatan 18