Weekend trip to Stockholm from Linköping

Since shifting to Linköping, Sweden earlier in August, I always wanted to visit Stockholm. It’s nearly end of summer season type so I thought first week of September should be great time to visit, expecting relatively less tourist and nice weather. Flix Bus and Nettbuss has multiple direct buses to Stockholm from Linköping. Both, Linköping and Stockholm intercity, local bus and train station is middle of town. I took early morning (4:40 AM !) bus and reached Stockholm by 7:30 AM. After sitting / sleeping in bus, it was time to start WALKING. Yes, Since everything in central Stockholm near by, walking is great way to explorer the place. I walk 15+ km on both days.

City Hall

Just another statue

Gamla stan

Gamla Stan


Drottningholm Palace

Old house in Gamla stan

Lake near Drottningholm Palace

Lanes near Kungsträdgården

Old building near Ferry Terminal

Fountain near Kungsträdgården

Gamla Stan – The old town of Stockholm, has many palace, museums and churches to see apart from gorgeous old buildings. I visited many places in and around Gamla Stan. I also visited Drottningholm Palace, which has very nice garden and lake front. Central Stockholm has many shopping places and restaurants. Traveling in old trams has it’s own experience. I don’t know how my time flew. I took 7:40 PM bus from Stockholm and was back in Linköping around 10 PM. It was weekend well spent.

Mumbai & Life

Recently I visited Mumbai for couple of days and found value of life at different level. In last one year, I have been in Bangalore, Singapore, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Here are few observation:

  • It’s easy to get decent budget accommodation with breakfast in Singapore than Mumbai !
  • Traveling in Mumbai Local train is kind of must to stay in time-line and budget.
  • Mumbai’s Bandra Worli Sea Link is quite useful piece of infrastructure but it’s simple 5.6 km long bridge
    • With 60 Rs toll
    • Two-wheeler, auto & cycle not allowed
    • Has narrow entry/exit at Worli side