ESN Pirates of the Baltic Sea – Stockholm trip

In the morning of 31 October 2013 me and my friends went to Helsinki by bus with a lot of exchange students. When we arrived in the harbor of Helsinki we got our tickets to get on the cruise. And this cruise was awesome, it really was the most beautiful and entertaining cruise I have ever been on. There were several clubs and bars, a lot of stores, a gaming room and the walls of the elevator were made of glass, which provided a view over the whole cruise.

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The first night we had a really good party in both clubs. At first we went to a kind of concert club, where a band was playing covers. After that we went to the real night club above the sundeck to dance and have fun. The best part was that there were a lot of exchange students on the cruise we haven’t met yet.

When we arrived in Stockholm we got out of the cruise and bought a day ticket for the metro. This is my first tip when you go to Stockholm for only one day, buy a metro ticket for the whole day. It was like € 12,-, but with this ticket you are able to travel through Stockholm really fast.

At first we went to the old center to have a lunch, which is pretty expensive, even compared to the prices in Finland. After that we did a lot of sightseeing there. We visited different churches, old little shops and went to the harbor. Afterwards we took the metro to the newer part of Stockholm to shop and to grab a dinner. In the newer part there was a kind of a watchtower and from there you had a view over whole Stockholm.

At the end of the day we went back to the cruise and took it back to Helsinki.

Text and photo: Ruben van Bloemendaal

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