SwedenMonday, 9 August 2010
Maureen and I made a quick trip to Sweden, staying with friends with a summer house outside Stockholm near the town of Nyköping. The Baltic Sea coast north and south of Stockholm is a maze of island, 24,000 of them in the Stockholm Archipelago. So what do you do on a Swedish summer break? Well we went out and cruised around some of the islands, cycled back country roads, spotted deer and red squirrels (but never a moose) and had dinner in Oaxen Krog, one of the 50 best restaurants in the world.
Oh, and we paid a visit to Trosa, a laid back little port town which somehow hasn’t made it into the guidebooks yet. The Swedes like it, summer residents include Abba’s Benny Andersson.