|Today's Stats na, 25 sunny|
|Today's Route: Stockholm|
|Favorite Sign: Bishops Finger|
|Favorite Food: shrimp sandwich|
|Hotel Info||hostel booking fee||25sk|
|Vete Katen||shrimp sandwich, latte, cookie||100sk|
|Roberts Coffee||1hr internet||19sk|
|Some Bar||Bishops Finger beer||52sk|
|Slussen Elevator||ride up||10sk|
|Same Bar||Caffreys, veggie burger||150sk|
|Red Boat||room wo bath or bfst||275|
I never knew that Stockholm was built on islands like this. I was quite impressed that this large cruise ship could navigate through all the islands to get us into port. Some of the passes were so narrow it seemed like the shore was only meters away on either side of the boat and we were staring into the living rooms of the little red houses that lined the way. The boat landed just short of the old town and we went down to collect our bikes.
We also realized we had no Swedish crowns and we didn't know what they were worth. The girl at the info center charged us six dollars to arrange accomodations, but she got us into the best hostel in town after a bit of negotiation. She also told us about a map shop across the street where we found a detailed map and the Lonely Planet book. We ran into the Russian guys there again and traded ideas about routes.
We checked into the Red Boat, which has got to be one of the funnest ideas I have seen in awhile. I have stayed into private homes, old barns, and homeless shelters, but putting a hostel on a boat just minutes away from the old town of Stockholm is a great idea. We had showers there and unpacked a bit before heading out to explore the town.
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