Back from Sweden

I’m back from almost two weeks in Sweden visiting a customer. The trip was nice. I got lucky on the way over, getting to sit in a newly reconfigured B-767-300 with the lie-flat mini-cabins in business class. There is a picture here, although it may disappear in the future… It was a bit strange to be sitting at an angle, but then each seat has a fairly large LCD screen! Unfortunately, most of the programming for the personal video system had not been completed. And then again, I typically sleep on the way over to Europe (sometimes even before we reach cruising altitude), so I would not really had a chance to enjoy it. Maybe I’ll get lucky again in the future! But it did not happen on the way back.

I have been asked by Kelly to provide pictures. So, I have created a Flickr account and made a picture set from Stockholm. The pictures aren’t great because I have an old digital camera and there were snow flurries that day. I should pull out the old pictures, from seven years ago, and post them too.

What to do in Stockholm?

As I stated previously, I am in Stockholm and after a few meetings held at GMT-5 time (i.e., late in the evening here), I am wondering what to do…

Would anyone out there who have experienced in the Stockholm restaurant/tourist scene like to send suggestions my way?

Thanks in advance!

Four o’clock, nightime, and the weekend

I am currently in Stockholm, Sweden. And here, at 16:00, it is almost night. Stockholm is much farther North than where I normally live: 60° vs. 45° North. This means much shorter days…

I have to stay in Stockholm over the weekend. I was hoping not to have to travel on weekends this year, so that I can spend time with my family, but my first trip of the year gave me meetings on both sides of a weekend. At least, I like Stockholm. It is a nice city and I look forward to visit it again (I was last here in 1999 – things have changed a bit – especially in the suburbs). I have been told that the renovation of the Vasa has finally been completed. The Vasa is a ship that was raised from the lake in Stockholm and it was still being renovated the last time I saw it, seven years ago, I wonder how it looks now. I may very well go and have another look!

One thing for sure, I will try to bag a few geocaches over the next couple of days!