Ive been in Stockholm for a week now and what a week, lots of stuff has happened. I got into the plane to Stockholm and came straight to work, into my nice shiny, straight from a product brochure office, the "madman" Australian had landed on deck alright!
Ive spent the last week hooking a bunch of stuff up, im staying with a work mate, hes got a granny flat above his garage and hes kindly offered to let me stay, Thomas is a real champ. I really couldnt ask for a better consulting job I think, the company is slick and well run, ive spent the week working out my place in the company and having lots of meetings to introduce myself. Of course I drink the fruit scented water and liberal amounts of expresso each day, god bless you thoughtful company!
Ive got a bank account now, got a phone and il start looking for my own place next week. Theres a trendy cafe district just south of the center called Södermaim, i need cafes on sunday morning people, i said eggs and lattes! Stockholm is an interesting city, very beautiful because its actually on a number of islands so theres water all around. The alcohol can only be bought in 1 type of bottlo called "SystemBolaget" and they close painfully early and some (all?) not even on sunday. Make sure you stock up people. You know those guys who get off the Tallinn ferry with a shopping cart full of cheap Estonian beer? Thats gunna be me soon enough.
Heres Stockholm central, just south is the suburb i told you about. The marker is where my office is, right next to central station.
And in other exciting news, I discovered Henry Rollins is playing Stockholm on the 28th! Black flag Alright! Six pack c’mon! I rushed out and bought a ticket straight away, aint no way im missing the hard man of spoken word again.
So this weekend is a long one for me, thursday is a public holiday here and im taking friday off too and making 4 days out of it… so what am I going to do? Boat to Tallinn and flight back from Riga, jesus im a tragic for the baltics alright. I miss my friends and the land too, just 4 days, like a little hit, not big one.. just a little one.
So things are on the up and up here, in 2 weeks i get my first pay and hello swedish kronor! A car is in the pipeline too. No 5 series for me, it will be the cheapest thing i can find to get me around for a while. I see the most common car in my price range is the Volvo 740 / 940. Dear god.