Stockholm is a fantastic blend of extremes. 6 months ago it was freezing dark with smell of gingerbread, Swedish hot wine and Christmas trees. Now it is hot hot hot, and the smell of sunshine is everywhere! Even though I work for one of the biggest bus companies in Stockholm I take my bike through town, and this morning checked out the boats going to the archipelago (30 000 islands, I have still barely visited 1%…) and enjoyed the flourishing docks with people, restaurants and of course everything from steam ships to sightseeing boats. Most boats go from Nybroviken, outside the gay friendly Grand Hôtel and the dock at the City Hall and you should not miss the view from the waterfront.
We keep using the expression “building bridges” whenever people are about to get closer to one another, but is it not an even better idea to “go boat cruising” with a much better opportunity to really get to know other persons? What could be better than enjoying a 3 hour brunch cruise through the archipelago, enjoy your company, the view and the food and then when the tour is find yourself satisfied with new experiences and stronger relations?
Well, biking through the city would not be the same if there had not been a great deal of bridge building going on in Stockholm though…
Tonight I’ll go with my crew to Gröna Lund for some pentathlon. I hope one of the events will be sniping since I am probably the best sniper pacifist in town. If I loose I’ll blame the fabulous summer evening sun for disturbing me.
By Oscar at Strömma, one of the partners of Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network.