Arlanda Airport in Stockholm welcomes you to the Capital of Scandinavia. Norway, Denmark & Sweden form Scandinavia. But Stockholm as the crown of the Scandinavian League, should be a special place. Right ? If you ask me to pick my Scandinavian favourite out of Oslo, Copenhagen & Stockholm; it would be a hard choice personally after having seen them all. I find every them very unique, different & incomparable. Matchless beauties !
Speaking of Stockholm, I was not only welcomed to a warm hospitality; but also Stockholm’s transfixing fine architecture. The bridges of Gamla Stan trick you into following them one after the other. I was told that Swedish language is like music to your ears. I found out fir myself during a Scandinavian Christmas tour. And I confirm !! Swedish restaurants just like in other Scandinavian cities serve delicious & “generous” portions of food (as compared to Paris where I have lived for over 2 years). There’s no complaining at all. I was overjoyed with glögg, gingerbread & live (I mean not artificial but real) Christmas trees. Scandinavian Christmas is indeed magical. Since I was in Stockholm in December, I also had a glimpse of Nordic winter & its short dark days. Stockholm archipelago, the 4th largest archipelago in the world (worldatlas.com) with about 30,000 islands & islets in the Baltic Sea welcomed me to an unforgettable island delight. I must confess it’s such a relief to communicate in English. All these million small things made my Scandinavian escapade one of the finest & best in Europe.