Tag: sweden

Split pea soup and pancakes, Sweden

Apparently there is a Thursday tradition of eating split pea soup and pancakes in Sweden.  And by Thursday, it seems many people do this just about EVERY Thursday.  A guy at the hostel had got a recommendation for a good place (and the lowdown on the tradition) so we headed over to try it.

Pretty good, first the soup (with side of sausage and ham):

Split pea soup, with a side of sausage and ham.

Split pea soup, with a side of sausage and ham.

And to go with it, pancakes…

Stockholm Hostel af Chapman

Hi All, a catch-up post today, just wanted to share some pics from where I stayed in Stockholm.  Like the other Scandinavian cities, Stockholm is quite expensive so hostels were my first choice.  But as a somewhat unique opportunity, there are some hostels with rooms on ships.  One of the earliest (or maybe the first?) is on the af Chapman.

View of the af Chapman, now a hostel in Stockholm.

View of the af Chapman, now a hostel in Stockholm.

You do have a choice of staying on the ship or in a building on shore.  The hostel was pretty nice actually, with a nice buffet breakfast (though that was extra) and a nice little cafe (on shore) where you could sit outside and see the city and ship views.