Trip Start Aug 06, 2009
22Trip End Aug 25, 2009
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Afterwards, we walked around and ended up hiding out in a couple of stores as it was just pouring
There were street performers and so we stopped to watch them for a bit. They're very entertaining and talented. We found some very interesting people around... lots of girls here seem to like to wear dresses but then wear jeans or leggings underneath... It's a very odd scene as I think that defeats the purpose of a dress but oh well. Saw lots of great sales but of course, the sleeves are so long, I can wrap it around myself like a scarf! The long t-tank tops are down to my knees and the dresses... well, let's just say I can make a skirt out of all the dresses!! I have to say, I haven't bought anything on this trip yet as most don't fit my size. Damn Swedish girls...
Okay... focus... back to the walk around the festival... there's a bunch of stages around town and there's one outside the Opera House...there's no standing room as the stage goes right to the edge of the sidewalk and cars drive by it. We had to stand across the street to watch the performance. It was interesting. They also had first aid booths where they show you and you can play with the dummies. One was really heavy and you had to try and pick him up. They were showing a trick as to how to do it but it definitely took all your body weight to do so. They even had a sex-ed booth where kids were given sex-ed info and there were even kids playing memory
Found a Ahlens and went to look for some nylon socks for the low flat shoes. It's hard to find them at home at a decent price and this place had 2 pairs/pkg for 45 SEK (7.50 CAD) and they had it in small sizes!! Found the nude and black colour... still on the lookout for the white ones. Another thing crossed off my list!! Walked into a Body Shop as my hands were dry... the Shea Butter was expensive... 199 SEK for 1 tub (29.73 CAD) but they had testers. :) Found 2 salons selling the Rockaholic Dry Shampoo (my favourite!) and that was pretty cool. One was Frisor Center at Radmansgatan 46, 113 57 Stockholm but they're more expensive at 199 SEK for a bottle. The cheaper one was found at Minomin in a shopping mall area at PK-Huset, Hamngatan 10, 11 47 Stockholm where it was 112 SEK (16.74 CAD) which is about par to what I buy it for back home.
Ah yes. I learned that Rea means sale.... but I saw a lot of store window signs that say "Slut-Rea".... okay.... I don't know what Slut means in Swedish but I know what it means in English... so if I was speaking Sweglish.... does it mean that they have sluts for sale??? Is that why there's so many that walk around dressed so skankie?? I tell ya... there's so many undergarments showing... I'm wondering what part of the American magazines they're reading!! Certainly doesn't leave much to the imagination.
Went to another coffee shop and had a lasagna bolognese. I love coffee shops... there's so many around and each is so unique. I wish we had more at home as it's a great place to meet with friends and chat. Of course, we only get the same hum-drum types at home but here, some are really intimate with couches and candlelight... it's so nice to not have to fight to get a comfy chair. Toby had a slice of raspberry pie and it came all warmed up with a side of another sweet dessert type... it was really good. Did I mention that the food here's really good?? There was a lot of meat in the bolognese sauce and it came with a side salad. Only down side is, you get a number (we were 85) and then sit down. When the order is ready, the waiter walks around with it and yells out the number... in Swedish.... that was a challenge. I figured if he walked all over (there were 2 storeys in this coffee place) and he couldn't find anyone to give it to, it would be ours
After food and another trip to a free toilet, off we went. Walked back to the hotel (it's so weird calling a 2 star a hotel) and unloaded some of our stuff. Used the toilet again and went to the computer room with my EEE (love this thing!!) so I can blog. I tried to blog yesterday on the free computer at our lavish hotel but they locked down so many features, I couldn't even post it! Besides, the keyboard was actually in Swedish so it was hard to type on it. Hence, the post from yesterday was a lot shorter. Oh yeah, as I walked back to the hotel from the train station, I found the IKEA bus stop... it's no longer free... 69 SEK (10.31 CAD) gets you on the bus but I'm not sure if it's a return or not.
I'm sitting here at the University in the Psychology department (hhmmm... ) in the kitchen blogging away while there's a bunch of guys in the big room hacking away... well, there's 1 OpenBSD girl but the rest are guys... way too much testosterone for me!! I'll sit here with my NKOTB instead! :) Speaking of them, I went to a few stores (whenever I walked past a music store) and asked about their stuff... apparently, they're all sold out of the DVD!! *Sigh* I will find it... In the interim, I'll be "Hangin' Tough" listening to the "Block"
Ah yes, we found a church that was open so in we went. I wish cameras could take pictures inside a church 'cuz it's just gorgeous but I know the pictures wouldn't do it justice!! It was so beautiful!!! They had so much art inside to look at and the handicraft of the pews and stuff were so awesome!! It felt so grand to be inside it and you just stand there in awe. The one we walked in had it stamped in the ceiling 1642 so I figure it was built in that year... It would definitely fit with the era of that time.
YIKES!!! There was a really loud BOOM!!! Well, they are doing construction work down the street from the University and apparently, blowing up rocks... but it's 9 pm here and there it went!! Dynamite!! EEEE!!! The things I find here... very interesting indeed!!