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A Christmas Market in Gamla Stan, Stockholm

I visited the Christmas Market in Gamla Stan in Stockholm in December 2016

Gamla Stan (The Old Town) in Stockholm is beautiful. Old stone houses lining picturesque streets. Narrow alleyways twisting and turning around the buildings. The Royal Castle at one end, a massive building, constantly watched by the King’s Guards. It was my first time in Stockholm in thirty years, I was staying in the middle of Gamla Stan. As soon as I had checked into my airbnb-apartment I set out to explore. I was walking through the streets, no plan in mind. Just getting my first look at the city. Taking in the views. There was so much to see. Some many places to stop and admire. In a month this would be my home town. I was anxious to see what Stockholm had to offer.

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I have moved to Sweden

I moved to Sweden in January 2017

I am writing this in my new apartment in Hammarbyhöjden in Stockholm. It is my second day in Sweden, or more like my first day in fact. I came here very late last evening. After arriving at my new home I only had time to quickly unpack the stuff I needed today, then I went to sleep. This morning I went to my new job for the first time, a 20-minute metro ride from my apartment. I know it is early to tell yet, but so far I have a good feeling about the job. Hopefully I will be as optimistic about living in Sweden in a few months time as I am now.

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