Tomorrow – my journey at SU begins!
On Monday I commence at Stockholm University, or Stockholms Universitet as the locals call it (the time of showing off my very basic Swedish has come!)
Filled with an eagerness to settle into my student apartment and student life, I’ll be taking the tunnelbana (underground) to Frescati campus early in the morning to get the keys for my place, register for my courses, obtain my personal number and meet with a few mates I’ve made who also study at SU.
At some point this week I need to pick up my Swedish resident identity card in Solna so that passage throughout the EU on weekend trips is seamless.
During my first week in Stockholm, I explored the city – walking from Drottninggattan Mall to Gamla Stan and old town, then further out to Södermalm at night with my Swedish comrades checking out the funky night life and bars that this beautiful city has. First impressions: winter wonderland and very cold. More thermals needed.
Gamla Stan, Stockholm. Winter wonderland arrival for my arrival!
Time permitted a few days up in Abisko (top image) where I caught Aurora Borealis (northern lights) each night of my stay. It was brilliant – and well worth the 18 hour sleeper train ride. The place is so peaceful and isolated with a single hotel and some dogs for the dog sledding. It was a great way to have some down time and I highly recommend it as a weekend trip for anyone thinking of studying in Stockholm!
Until next time friends! – Adam