As I don’t have any money saved for this vacation, I thought I’d head out on trips that wont cost me anything, but that are included in my prepaid SL-card. Only one of the outings require me to take a bus provided by a private bus company not included in the SL network, for which I will buy a separate ticket.
The SL-card is something that I have anyway, I need it to get around in Stockholm (primarily to and from work) and have bought it every month ever since I moved to Stockholm eleven years ago. SL stands for something like Stockholm public transportation. This card allows me to travel as often I want and as far as the SL network can take me either by subway, bus, tram or commuter train.
Before my vacation began I asked people to give me tips on destinations outside and around Stockholm, places they considered worth visiting. I received lots of great tips and some of them ended up on my towns-to-visit-list.
I will add that I felt quite ill when I woke up this morning, but now I’m feeling much better. Am also restless, the sunny weather is calling me and I want to head out. I understand that the cold that I have is worst in the mornings and in the evenings, so if I just get up and get out tomorrow morning I’m sure that I will enjoy a brilliant day. We’ll see how it goes, oh and I thought that I would post here that I’m heading out – then it wont be so easy for me to back out of this planned outing (to linger in bed far too long).
Tomorrow I will visit Norrtälje, a town located about 90 kilometers from Haninge where I live. Or about 70 km from Stockholm City. I will get to Norrtälje by commuter train, subway and finally bus, a trip that will take nearly two hours. But I think that the traveling itself is half the fun!
I honestly don’t know anything about Norrtälje, except that someone told me that it is a town worth a visit. Well, I shall see for myself soon enough!
If you’re curious, surf to http://translate.google.com, choose to translate from English to Swedish (Svenska), copy this:
And paste it in the translation box, then click the magnifying glass icon to the right. The same word will appear beneath the box, with a little speaker icon. Click that icon, make sure you have sound on and you will hear how Norrtälje is pronounced :))