domingo, 23 de junio de 2013

Stockholm- Gävle part 2: Gävle

Hi there!
Here I’m posting a few pics of what I got to see from Gävle in my free time.

It’s a pitty I cannot show you any pictures of the paper mill I actually went to visit. I find it very interesting to see how the paper is made and dried, see the jumbo reels and the slitting and packaging stations but, unfortunately, I wasn't allowed to take any pictures inside the mill. Sorry T_T.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy these pictures of the city.

Fem musicerande genier (the five genies of the music) in front of the Konserthus.

Strömvallen. Anyone else thought of Hitchcock's movie "The Birds" when watching the picture on the left?

A view of Gamla Gefle, with the little houses you expect to find in the small towns of the countryside in Sweden.

Ok. I feel I need to explain this collage a bit more.
The first picture to the left is the City Hall with the most famous sculpture in Gävle.
Below that picture there are some blooming tulips near the City Hall. I thought the colors were beautiful so I snaped a picture of the flowers.
The first picture to the right shows sparkling water has some fun flavours in Sweden. I tried to find some of these at the supermarket with no luck so, I could not taste any of them T_T.  The picture below was taken at a supermarket and it was just to show that in Sweden they also sale cereals in bulk (which they don't do in Spain). The last picture shows the variety of bread Swedish hotels usually have in their breakfast buffets. What can I say, Swedish just love smörgas!

And I guess that's all. I hope you enjoyed the pictures and I'll provably see you soon with more product reviews and pictures of the leisure trip I took this month.

♥Enjoy your day!♥

Stockholm- Gävle part 1: Jumbo Hostel

Hi, there!

Sorry for the  delay. I should have posted this long time ago but I have been traveling again, this time for leisure, and I had to organize the trip before I left and I was planning on blogging while I was out but, honestly, I was so exausted from walking the whole day that I couldn't find the strenght to stay awake and blog.

As you know from my previous post, a month ago I went on a short business trip to Sweden. My final destination was Gävle, but I spent the first night in Stockholm before taking the train to Gävle the next morning. I stayed at the Jumbo Hostel, a former 747 Boeing plane now transformed into a Hostel. My company offered me various alternatives but I chose to stay at the Jumbo Hostel because it was different from the traditional airport hotel options and it sounded kind of fun.

When using the elevator to access the plane, you had to keep the button pushed or the elevator would stop on its tracks :)

You had to take your shoes before “boarding” the plane. Slippers were available at the shoe racks in the entrance, where some people also left their shoes. I carried mine in my hand to my room, cause I’m too fond of my shoes to leave them on a public area where anyone could grab them.
The snack bar/common space is at the front of the plane, next to the reception desk.

My single room had a bunk bed in which the lower bunk was a queen size bed. The hostel provides you with a big size towel, that you can find on top of the lower bunk.
The view from my room was the right wing, a road and part of the airport.
The left wing had been transformed into a terrace, but it was closed cause the weather was still too cold to enjoy sitting outside.

The Bathrooms are down the aisle. Yes, restrooms and showers are in the same piece so, there are a few bathrooms spread along the aisle, but most of them are at the rear.
Also at the rear there’s a hair drier, an ironing board and an iron. There are also two computers with internet connection, one at the rear and one near the front, that guests have free access to.

All and all, it was a fun experience, the place was very clean, the staff was nice, it had free wi-fi connection and the breakfast (small buffet) was included in the price. It was also really close to the airport with a good shuttle connection to all the terminals (a bus every 10-15 minutes from 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.).

How do you like this hostel? Would you stay here or would you rather stay at a hotel instead?

See you really soon, cause I will be posting the second part of my trip today.

♥Have fun!♥