#day87 – the whole ABBA story

It’s snowing and snowing. And I’m wearing Nikes. I’m still wondering at my shoe choice for the trip. But with tights and an additional pair of socks I’m quite alright. That’s the real winter experience.

Retrospectively we had a nice touristy day. Despite the challenging weather and shoe wear we did a little walk through Gamla stan, the old city of Stockholm. We watched the guards change in front of the palace, strolled through the cute alleys and stopped at the christmas market. Compared to our Glühwein at the Christkindlmarkt the Swedish Glögg isn’t a warming one. Did you know, in Sweden it’s not allowed to sell alcohol on the street? At least alcohol with more than 3 percent. I didn’t know. Makes the christmas market a bit boring. I’ll have three real Glühwein for the same price as one non-alcoholic Glögg when I’m back in Berlin.

Anyhow, we needed another museum to warm up. ABBA museum was calling. I’m not a big fan of their music, but their successful story is simply stunning. And now after a two-hours museum visit I know everything about Anni-Frid, Benny, Björn and Agnetha. Even though I knew it was a band consisting of two couples, I never memorized who with whom. Thanks to very interactive exhibition, I’ll know for ever with starting today, Agnetha was in love with Björn and Anni-Frid hookep up with Benny. After figuring out, that they aren’t couples anymore today, I was shocked. Or let’s say a bit sad indeed. They had been so lovely together.

A funny evening in Södermalm, Stockholm’s more relaxed district, including a vegan meal at Chutneys and some drinks in alternative bars, made me happy again finally.

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