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First steps in Stockholm

After months of preparation and excitement the day did finally come. The 16th of August 2017. On this day we took a plane from Stuttgart to Hamburg and finally to Stockholm Arlanda Airport. We arrived around 20:15 to the prime time. Is it true? We are finally here? Back in the plane we had a very nice moment just before we reached Stockholm. We

looked out of the windows and there we saw islands everywhere. Beautiful never ending forests in a gorgeous sunset. Stockholm wanted to give us a warm welcome with this view. What an amazing start to our 5 1/2 months of living there.

We got our suitcases pretty fast and directlybought the tickets for the “Flybussarna” at the gate. This bus brought us to the Central Station. The tickets were around 99 SEK for each person which are about 11€. Armed with the tickets we left the gate and searched for a cash machine because we needed to get money to pay the rent. We found one next to a Exchange Office. Ok, how to chose? Where to get the money? “WE SELL” “WE BUY”… nobody gets this! After a quick google session we decided to ask the guy in the Office where we get the best exchange rates so we decided: Cash machine and exchange rate defined by the bank in our home country. In retrospect the right decision! Highly recommended informing yourself before you draw out money! With the money, suitcases and bus tickets in our hands and a lot of excitement in our heads we took the bus to “T-Centralen”. Thanks to Google Maps it was no problem at all to find the way to the area we’ll live: “Enskede Gård”. Our landlord did already wait for us because we were a little late.

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