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Stockholm – For the Weekend?

I am thinking about taking a trip to Stockholm for the weekend.  I have never been. I found some relatively reasonable airfare and the weather forecast for the timeframe in question is approximately 50-60 degrees warmer than Chicago is queued up to be.  January is quite a busy time for me at work, so I’d  probably only be on the ground for about 48 hours (Friday morning through Sunday morning).

I’ve never really taken a big trip like this by myself either — I’ve always traveled with a friend, a co-worker or just tagged along with MS when he was on a work trip.  Last January I spent 26 hours flying to spend 52 hours on the ground in Shanghai – and I loved it.

My other biggest concerns:

  • I hate having to connect for these weekend trips – so many things can go wrong with a connection. On this itinerary, I’ll have to connect in Newark.
  • I’d be flying across the Atlantic in a B757 – I love those planes going from ORD-PDX — not so sure about spending 8+ hours in this single aisle aluminum tube.
  • Will I have as much fun traveling alone as I would if someone else was with me?  MS use to take these type of trips all the time and he’s good at it. I don’t know if I will be.
  • The days will be very short — about 6.5-7 hours when I’m there.  Will that encourage me to explore or to just sleep?

Beautiful (when warm and sunny)

Bright and Lovely Stockholm

What do you think?  Am I nuts?  Honestly, I wanted to go to Brazil with MS (he’s going for work), but the Airfare is nearly 3X the price of Stockholm and I’ve got a bit of the travel itch right now.  I am going to try to make my decision today…


  1. I’ve ever been looks beautiful :^.)

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