• Posted:Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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Stockholm is a good one for sentimentalists

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Stockholm is a good one for sentimentalists
I must say, I often find it hard to decide which is better - going on holiday or remembering the trip afterwards. Naturally, I would never refer to myself as a sentimental sap but sometimes I just can't help it, particularly if I happen across a snap taken while away - all those great memories just come flooding back. If that sounds vaguely familiar, then I highly suggest you book yourself a room in a Stockholm hostel as this is one very photogenic city, people.

And I'm not the only one who has this opinion. The Daily Mirror agrees wholeheartedly with me, even going so far as to advise travellers to make sure that the memory cards on their cameras are blankety-blank as, no doubt, they will get filled up again mighty quick.

"At almost every turn a new photo opportunity seems to arise," the paper observed, suggesting people head to Gamla Stan, or the Old Town. This is a "charming" region and boasts a "maze of narrow medieval streets lined with shops, bars, cafes and restaurants".

Or making a pit stop at the Nobel Museum could also prove enjoyable, where you'll learn about the genius behind such inventions as dynamite.

Incidentally, while we're on the subject of Sweden, let me recommend a book about the country. It's a work of fiction - a crime thriller, if you will - by Stieg Larsson called The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo set in the area and is a very interesting read indeed, charting the experiences of one beleaguered journalist compelled to uncover a murder mystery. While occasionally uncomfortable - the subject matter can get a bit gory at times - the characters, particularly one Lisbeth Salander, are so intriguing that you won't be able to put it down. Check it out!

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