London part 2 and the British Museum.

We arrived back in London in the middle of a crazy heatwave. It was the hottest it had been in more than a decade, and even as an Aussie – it was hot!

We got to spend a bit of time at the British Museum which was just incredible. I managed to take a few shots but they do nothing in comparison to seeing it for yourself and reading the stories behind it.


  
  
It really makes me wish I had paid more attention in history classes. A lot of the things I’ve seen, especially Berlin which I’ll post about later, I could recall the story but really wanted to remember more detail. Definitely going to look into it more when I return home.

On our final night we caught up with one of my mates from back home, and ended a very sweaty night exhausted from a full day out.

By the way if you’re ever in London around the Soho area, Fork was a great little cafe in a Baron-like way, good coffee and great bagels.

See you soon Amsterdam and Contiki!

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Sweden! The Motherland!

We got to Sweden with relatively little effort. No fire alarms or cancelled flights, which was a nice change. It was fairly warm for such a northern country, but it was very nice. We got to the hotel from the airport and went straight out to meet some of Marty’s family and friends and spent the night with them at various Swedish pubs. Some great venues including the Vampire Lounge which only sold cocktails, and amazing ones at that.


We were staying in Gamla Stan which roughly translates to Old Town. It was a great part of the city with lots of old alleyways and places to visit.


I managed some free time on the morning of our flight out to have a bit of a walk around and ended up finding some of the coolest music stores and some very well stocked comic book stores. Pretty annoyed I didn’t buy anything at either as I was pushed for time, but hopefully when I come back I’ll be able to spend a bit more time shopping.


  
We had a great time in Sweden, ending our time with one of the best pork belly dishes I’ve ever had.

Sweden is a rare place, such natural beauty and so much to see and do. We all agreed it would have been nice to spend a bit more time, and will all definitely be returning. The sunlight hours during summer are crazy though! It stays light until around 11.30pm, where the sun barely dips below the horizon, and then reappears around 2.30am. It made sleep interesting, but lucky the Swedish do curtains just right 😉