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09-18-2012, 02:58 PM #1
Destination Stockholm & Gothenburg, Sweden - Looking for tips
Greetings fellow L4P members,
I have been planning a trip to Stockholm, Sweden in late May/early June 2013 for holidays, and maybe a few days in Gothenburg as well. (B-day surprise to girlfriend, hence the distant date)
As I have grown tired of the popular tourist locations such as Turkey, Greece, Spain, Italy and etc...I thought I could do some sightseeing in country more quiet & possessing natural beauty, for which Stockholm seems to fit the bill
Before I can go, I have a few questions about Sweden/Swedish people, with which I thought anyone informed on the subject could give me some help:
1) How is Stockholm & Gothenburg as cities? Lively? Dull? Where would you recommend me to go?
2) Are there open spaces/parks where I can maintain my jogging routine? Is jogging popular among people over there?
3) How is people's proficiency in English?
4) Are people usually friendly and helpful?
5) How expensive is it?
6) Is it any dangerous after a certain point at night? (I doubt it!)
7) Swedish females...Are they as good looking as the stereotype suggests? What are their characteristics/behavior/attitude and etc... in general?
(Not that I'll get anything with my girlfriend next to me, but purely from an aesthetic point of view)
8) What's the weather like in late May/early June?
Looking forward to all responses.
Thanks very much in advance.
09-18-2012, 03:35 PM #2Member
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09-18-2012, 03:43 PM #3Junior Member
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1) Stockholm and Gothenburg is our biggest cities. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday is the party nights. Then its pretty lively to around 03:00-05:00. And the city's is ofc pretty alive on the days. A lot of places to shop etc. If I'd have to chose between one of the citys it would be Gothenburg. Gothenburg is so much more beutiful. About places to see. Thats depends on what you like. Stockholm have parks etc, Good city center, Lots of shopping, Our kings "castle", Gröna Lund which is a amusement park. Gothenburg got a amusement park called Liseberg. A place called Universeum which is a Science Discovery Center. Its pretty big.
2) Jogging is pretty popular here. And there is a lot of parks in both the citys. But the one's I recommend in Stockholm is: Djurgården and Tantolunden. Here is a map over Stockholm. Stockholm is big. So which park you will jogg in the most depends on where you will stay I guess. Karta - stockholm.se
3) I have to say that most of the Swedes are pretty good in English. Ofc we have our "White trash" ppl that barely can speak it. But I have to say its rare to see a Swede that is bad in English. After all, Everyone have to read English for atleast 6+ years in School (Cant remember exacly how long you read English in school, But its atleast 6 :P).
4) About friendly and helpful. I have to say most of the ppl are helpful. Atleast if you speak English with them. But ofc there is some idiots sometimes. But dont be afraid to ask for directions. 8/10 times they will help you.
5) Well I dont think its expensive. But can give some examples. A lunch is between 7-14 euro, Or even more. Depends on the resturant. A Mcdonalds meal is around 7 euro. Pizza around 8 euro. Resturant with real food, around 9-10 euro and so on. One beer out at a club is around 6-7 euro. You can find cheaper places sometimes.
6) Im not afraid to go out in Stockholm or Gothenburg city at the night. But some of the suburbs are bad. But no I would not be afraid in the city-core. But its a big city. There is always some shady ppl around.
7) I have to say our females look pretty good. You see a good looking one all the time when you walk around in the city. Their behavior. Well you have your standard party girl type. That only wants to leach drinks out from you. Then there is the girl that just looks for a good time. The times Ive had foreign friends with me out. Most of the girl have been pretty interested in them. Want to know 1000 things about your country.
8) May / June is our "late spring/early summer". Its no bath weather. Mornings is cold. But around lunch its usually warm enough to be in Tshirt / shorts/chinos/jeans. Around 10-15c in the mornings / nights and up to 25c in the day.
My 0.2 cents. Hopefully some L4P member that lives in both Stockholm and Gothenburg can answer the questions more specific. I just spend a weekend there every now and then.
09-19-2012, 07:47 AM #4