I’m kind of laying low here in Stockholm, this place is expensive as hell (albeit beautiful). I could have picked a cheaper route to get to Russia, but I really wanted to see Scandinavia (Denmark/Norway/Sweden). The thing is, and as it turns out, when you’re going at this for 9 months, you can’t really show up at every new place as if you’re here on vacation, with vacation money to spend. If I didn’t have clarity in my own head on this point until recently, its in focus now.
My next stop if Estonia, the only Baltic country I will see. Then its on to Helsinki, Finland, and then into Russia. Here’s some good news: Sandy is meeting me in St. Petersburg in less than 2 weeks.
Here are some pictures of Stockholm & Sweden. I took a ferry boat out through the Swedish Archipelago to the island of Sandham yesterday. That’s where most of the rural pictures came from. If I wasn’t clear: Sweden is dead-solid-gorgeous, and the people are friendly as can be.