I apologize for being silent for so long. Initially I was running around getting everything ready for our trip and then, we were on said trip.
From the moment I learned Zach had never been to Europe I was determined to get him there. Who knew it would take 4.5 years?!?! I vow to never let that much time pass before I travel to Europe again. European travel is good for my soul.
First stop Stockholm!!! By way of Iceland though 🙂 we had a layover in Reykjavik before we reached Stockholm.
Yogurt in Iceland with super cool spoon 😉
I am totally smitten with Stockholm. I cannot wait to go back! We mainly went to Sweden to meet my friend Greg for a couple of days and neither of us expected to be sad to leave, possibly because we just did not know what to expect.
Everyone was incredibly friendly and the city was easy to get around using their subway. Everyone also seemed to speak impeccable English, which made me sad I am not fluent (yet!) in another language. Stockholm is comprised of 14 islands on the coast. Think Scandinavian Venice but their subway and ferry systems can easily get you where you want to go.
Oh but you were really wondering about the food weren’t you? I did ask if the Swedish Meatballs had wheat in them, because seriously I wanted to try them! But alas they did have wheat. Other than that I had no problem finding food to eat which was a great concern of mine.
Shrimp Salad in Gamla Stan
Chocolate Ball (oatmeal and chocolate and totally devine)
Beaver on the left, steak on the right.
I packed a jumbo box of Larabars just in case, which we ended up eating every day for breakfast. The best news ever is that I did not get sick the entire trip!!!
We went to an Ice Bar in downtown Stockholm where the bar is entirely made out of ice, even the glasses. Touristy and a lot of fun. With your ticket you get one shot and a parka and gloves. Do not remove the gloves! It is too cold!!!!
The beauty and friendliness of Sweden made it hard for us to leave. As we were packing we kept saying, “we will return”.
If anyone has any concerns about eating Gluten Free in Sweden, I found it to be pretty easy. Just stay away from the meatballs, or ask about any of the foods that interest you. The waiters were aware of gluten allergies and there were plenty of other options to try.
Next post: Part II France!!!!