It’s hard work being a tourist. So many things to see and do, decisions to make and advice to follow but we’re managing.
We are in love with Stockholm, it is a beautiful city with many parks and museums with water every place we turn.
The meals that we’ve eaten have been wonderful, it’s hard to believe that we aren’t seeing any obese people. Everyone seems to be relatively trim and fit. All the walking and cycling must help. I don’t think we see more than one or two really overweight people a day.
Herring is a traditional Swedish food. Here, as elsewhere we’ve visited in Europe, a “starter” seems to be the custom to begin a meal. Much more prevalent than at home I think. Last night we tried a herring starter. It consisted of herring prepared four ways, tiny dishes with a couple of bites of herring in each dish. Pickled, fried Baltic herring, salted, and in a mustard sauce. They were accompanied by tiny warm boiled potatoes, a bit of cream cheese and a bit of a strong cheddar type cheese. All were delicious and just the right amount for two.