So basically this jet lag is ridiculous. I keep thinking that this morning was yesterday.
First thing this morning after it was late enough to go outside, I took a walk around the lake. So pristine this lake – absolutely clear water.. There’s no froth or pollen floating on the surface, you can see strait to the bottom. There are ducks and other birds hopping around. Still a very sparse amount of people, but perhaps this is just a lowly populated country.
I figured out how to get to town making sure not to lose my way by following the rail tracks. I didn’t feel quite ready to take the train yet, so I just walked. There was a promising looking bakery/coffee shop along the way and I was definitely not let down. Everyone in a store greets you with the word “Hey” (Hej) – which sounds so informal to me… but its fun to make the word Hey sound authentic. I asked for hot tea in the shop and the lady showed me a box of bagged Lipton teas like here in the states. I thought...Ok, this is a cheap place. Then she said “we also have loose teas over there” …definitely more my style. There were six tins with names hand-written in Swedish, but the first one I smelled was delicious. I fixed the tea myself and also ordered a Cinnamon bun. Those things together cost me 30 Kroners (Crowns) which is about $4.20. I was so happy about the tea and bun that I drew a picture of myself embracing birds holding onto a cinnamon bun and tea strainer. The new national emblem of
There is an island here which is composed of a labyrinth of cobblestone walkways called Gamla Stan (