Sweden · 2 Days · 7 Moments · April 2016

Mark Orndorff

Mark's voyage in Sweden and the Baltics

27 April 2016

Great dinner at Dinner 22 after a little walk around the city. We shared blackened tuna and Biff a lá Rydberg ( a traditional Swedish meal of beef and potatoes). Both were delicious.
Susan enjoying a statue in front of the Gothenburg museum.
Arrived in Gothenburg on time and the driver from Volvo was waiting for us. Fortunately, the hotel had a room available, so we got a nice nap and we're ready to take a walk around the city. Pretty cold and very overcast.

26 April 2016

Glad we signed up for state department travel alerts - I think... U.S. Embassy Stockholm Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police Investigation of Possible Threat in Sweden April 26, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm has confirmed that Swedish Police are actively investigating a potential terror threat against Sweden. We encourage you to review the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Alert for Europe. Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation. U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

25 April 2016

Day one itinerary
Final preparation for our trip to the Baltics! Susan just completed daily walking tour maps and directions. She did a great job researching the area and planning each day. We will have a guided tour during our visit to St Petersburg, but will be on our own the rest of the time. We start out with the Volvo overseas delivery and then take the train to Copenhagen for a couple days before we begin a Baltic cruise. I decided to try out a trip journal app to see if that would help us keep better notes and share with our friends. We won't have access to the Internet much of the time, so this is supposed to let us keep notes offline and sync whenever we get Internet access. Ready to go!
Final prep for our trip to Sweden and a Baltic cruise. Checking out a couple apps to keep a travel journal and organize pictures.