i’m afraid it will violate my sense of chronology to skip to my island adventure with ingrid, but it is forthcoming. i have lots to show and many exclamations to share. at present i’m rolling back through the verdant swedish countryside purring along with the train. still smiling about my time in stromstad with ingrid and her menfolk.
but let’s time travel for a bit shall we? back to monday when i stepped through the doors of glida’s rum (room) if you find yourself in stockholm, go here at once traveler!
you will be welcomed by a dark interior with burnished wood tables, candles, patterned tiles, excellent coffee, and an assortment of sandwiches, salads, cakes, buns, and tarts to choose from.
the best thing for me was the fact that the sun-worshipping swedes were packed in tables outside, while i had the cozy interior practically to myself. perfect.
i spread out my travel journal, ordered my lunch and settled in for an extended midday break.
witness top photo of this post: latte in a bowl + raspberry caramel tart with a generous dollop of vanilla cream.
and below: toasted pesto, mozza, goat cheese, walnut sandwich.
after a couple of hours i ambled off for a stroll through the neighborhood.
my eyes are always drawn towards windows.
soon i found myself in the vicinity of sofia katarina kyrka, a pretty confection of a church.
i abandoned my map and kept strolling. stopping there and there to sit on benches and send my sister text pics along the way. she was taking her customary crack-of-dawn walk in kansas at the same time as i walked about sodermalm, so we shared our findings.
it’s fun to wander and come upon something unexpected like an amazing viewpoint. mosebacketerassen –
a beer garden with live music, but today thankfully it was quiet with plenty of empty benches.
and giant alice-in-wonderland chairs.
it began to drizzle so i headed down the hill towards home. window-shopping along the way.
i liked these coasters, but kept moving. i had my eye on other things…
only the best for me, my friends!
i pulled vinyl stickers off poles and stuck them in my travel journal.
a good day of slow travel.
next up: swedish island life with ingrid!