|Arrival at Arlanda Airport|
Day 1 - April 12, 2016
The trip we had all been waiting for was on April 12 to Stockholm. A morning flight that took about 6 hours to reach Stockholm Arlanda airport. A small airport in comparison to Dubai. The tough part was the long queue at the immigration, we spent over an hour to get through and then to claim our baggage. But all that didn't matter much because our enthusiasm was too high to even bother about any problem.
We could immediately sense the low temperature as we came out of the airport. It was about 5c and a cool breeze was hitting our faces. It took us about 30 mins to reach home from the airport. Devi had baked a beautiful cake to welcome us.
|BBQ at the backyard|
|Angus beef quarter pound|
Day 2 - April 13, 2016
Kungstradgarden is a park in central Stockholm which is one of the most popular hangouts and meeting places in Stockholm. It also hosts open-air concerts and events in summer, while offering an ice rink during winters. The specialty of the location is its Sakura trees planted along side the park. During spring time (April-May) the tree blossoms and enhances the beauty of the park. They call it cherry blossom and the small pink flowers is so soothing to the eyes. Fortunately we were there at the time to experience it. The picture says it all.
We then moved on to see the palace. Drottningholm Palace which is Sweden's royal palace constructed in the seventeenth century, the permanent residence of the royal family and one of Stockholm's World Heritage Site.
|Courtyard facing Lake Malaren|
Day 3 - April 14, 2016
We celebrated Vishu in my brother’s home with his friends. Vishukkani was set by the ladies and all of us saw it, the first thing in the morning as part of the custom.