Meet the locals


I was told everyone here speaks English. I stopped for a chat to the first local I saw to confirm this, but he didn’t say anything. It looks like he’s giving me the finger in the photo, but it is of course ET. His space ship looks bigger on TV!

The museum looked interesting but it was closed. Maybe Sweden is like Finland in that everything is closed? They’re between the summer holiday season and the winter ski season, so the locals in the tourist industry are having a well earned break. Unfortunately that means a lot of coffee shops and campsites are closed. I rode past 8 cafes in the driving rain yesterday, all closed.

It was hard work today so I reckon I’m about due a layover day. I’m about 500km outside of Stockholm, so I’ll make that a target for tomorrow. If I find a reasonable place to stay I’ll have Sunday off and explore the city. The new government of Sweden was sworn in today, maybe I’ll run into some politicians? Let’s hope they don’t change the immigration laws before I leave!!

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

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