Stockholm was great. We had a lot of fun, and all of us were eager to get away and see something new.....the big city. On both Friday and Saturday Anna-Carin (my host mom), Valter, and I spent our days walking through the city and strolling through small shops as well as big name stores. We met Filip (my host dad) for lunch on Saturday after an intensive fitness test to get him ready for the NYC marathon in November, and then we headed to meet with their friends for dinner that night. We stayed with Filip's eclectic and outgoing sister who we sadly weren't able to spend much time with. Sunday morning Anna-Carin, Valter, and I walked around the famous Söder (Girl with the Dragon tattoo, most notably) and then went to the Fotografiska museum where they had three beautiful exhibitions of very different kinds of photography. I'd been there once before, and I love it every time I go. We then met up with Anna-Carin's friend from university for a thanksgiving style hotel all-you-can-eat brunch where we ate so much it was painful to walk, and we weren't hungry for a solid 4 hours after. The food, as you can tell, was delicious, and we kept going back for more. We then drove home, ate a light dinner, and finished the night in our onesies (well, Anna and I), drinking tea, and watching our new favorite series....Broadchurch.
So far I've made two friends in the area who are also au pairs from Germany and Austria, and we've planned to meet up again this week with more au pairs in the city possibly to watch soccer, or enjoy a fika. Soon I start Swedish class where I will begin a daily routine of going into the city, going to class, and hopefully meeting some more people....not to mention learning some more Swedish!!