Practical Information in Stockholm

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Tourist information: Here you will get all informations about the city you want and a decent city map as well (15 kr). The main office (open Mon - Fri from 9am to 6pm, Sat and Sun from 9am to 3pm) is on Hamngatan in Norrmalm, on the ground floor of Sverigehuset. Tel. 08 - 789 24 90

Stockholm Card: Very useful, gives unlimited travel on city transports (except airport and ferry buses), free museum entry and discounts on boat trips and tours (sold at the tourist offices). Prices: 199 kr for 24 hours, 398 kr for 48 hours, 498 kr for 72 hours.

Bank opening hours: Mon - Fri 9.30am to 3pm, on thursdays also 4pm - 5.30pm. Outside banking hours check the post offices or Växel/Currency Exchange offices. Bankomat machines give cash advances and accept all major credit cards.

Phone calls: For international phone calls you add 00 and the international prefix. Most public phones only accept phonecards and credit/debit cards. The smallest phonecard cost 30SEK so if you only need to call one time it is better to use your card. The international dialing to Sweden is +46 with the first 0 omitted.

Avoid: Going to any of the trendy bars in the city centre. First you have to q to get in, the prices are ridiculous, the locals are absolutely despicable and the bouncers at the doors seem to have all had lobotomies or iq's well below the average.

Sweden: The country is totally fantastic fron June to August then the weather turns nasty and cold. It's as if the whole country gets covered with a dark, wet and cold blanket. Swedish women are goodlooking and reasonable smart, seem to be very feministic at first. A few words of warning; once they have got a nice house, with all mod cons, a babe or two, a Volvo/ SAAB their feministic opinions seem to change to man hating. I really wish that I could say I was alone in saying this but I've spoken to enough foreign guys who are married to Swedish women and many tell the same tale.

January 06, 2005 change by blink (1 point)
July 07, 2004 change by gagarin

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