Before I write anything else, if you have not read the 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' series, do so. The reason why I mention this is because the book is set in Stockholm and even before arriving into the city by train, I recognized names of Swedish cities along the way. Also, the books are great, beyond great. And have really interesting characters.
I've always found the expression 'the world is a small place' to be kind of a lame one. Perhaps that is because I have never been in a situation with coincidence that simply astounds me. This all changed in Stockholm as we we're walking down the street looking for our hostel and we run into not one but two friends of mine from college. It turns out they we're even planning on meeting a third friend of ours the following day. It was awesome to hang for three days with those guys. You will see a lot of them in the video.
Time in Stockholm was spent wandering the old town (Gamla Stan), watching the guards change, visiting a zoo with animals indigenous to Sweden and traditional Swedish architecture. We also made a trip to Uppsala, a smaller town one hour away. We ate Swedish meatballs, but they we're prepared by us in the kitchen in our hostel. Not quite the down home cooking experience I had hoped for, but money would not permit.