Posted on February 18, 2016
We stayed at a Airbnb for $20 in Vällingby in a suburb 30 minutes outside of Stockholm.
Transit in Stockholm is amazing, but that is expected.
Something I’ve noticed about Scandinavia is just how conscientious they are in regards to nature. Compared to our last trip in May when we had a layover in Oslo, it was not nearly as green (being winter and all), but the cities still felt quite a part of the landscape while allowing for nature to continue to flourish. There’s something of an idealistic view I think a lot of people have on Scandinavian countries, which is pretty fair. The standard of living is very high, the quality of products is great, and infrastructure seems to be in overall good condition. But, there’s still graffiti. It’s silly, because I said the same thing about Iceland when I saw graffiti there, but I think it breaks the IKEA picture perfect image of the area we have in our heads and reminds us that real people live here, and some of them might be rebellious. It’s not a utopia. But it is beautiful and lovely all the same.