Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Oh hi, Denny!

(A reference to the "Citizen Kane of bad movies," The Room)

Despite no longer being in Korea, I'm still here and updating. For one, since I'm considering coming back, I don't want to retired it quite yet. Also, I figure my teacher-buddies are SO TOTALLY INTERESTED IN MY POST-KOREA LIFE AND TIMES.

I hung out at home for a few weeks, then I hopped a plane to Stockholm to see my boyfriend:

Most of the time we spent bumming about Stockholm, which is one of my favorite cities in the world. I think it's absolutely gorgeous. One weekend we went out to Uppsala to visit his parents at their farm, along with his niece and nephew. And SHEEP! Very pregnant, fluffy sheep:

We also spent a few days in Finland, since it's so easy to get to from Stockholm.

Yes, we were ON A BOAT.

A fancy boat.

It was an overnight boat trip to get to Helsinki, a town small enough that you can walk the whole thing without much problem. We got off the boat at about 10 in the morning and made a beeline for our hotel on foot, taking in some of the city sights on the way.

We dropped off our bags and ventured out again, checklist in hand.

#1: The Finnish National Museum

#2: Tempelplatsens Kyrka

#3 Senate Square/Helsinki Cathedral

By the time we finished walking everywhere and seeing all we wanted to see, it was bedtime. The next day started with free breakfast at the hotel, and then the last item on our checklist, the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress. We checked out, grabbed our bags, and wandered down to the dock where we could catch the ferry to Suomenlinna.

Then some shopping in the market, and we were ready to go back to Stockholm.

In short: A+ would do again.