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I got a new camera from a pawn shop

So I had some period mishaps on the way to Ostersund on two out of three pants. I dont care if you think that.s gross. it.s what happened suck it up.

Klara found a place that would wash my clothes by the kilogram. So that.s what I did. The only catch was it wouldn.t be done until tomorrow. I took my clothes down there but Petter apparently couldnt find an extra key so we had to leave for the whole day. Of course I forget my pads so I walked around in fear of another mishap on my one last remaining pair of pants. Joy.

There is a beautiful lake and a rune on the other side of the lake so I went to check that out. Then I went downtown to find a pawn shop to buy another camera from. I talked him down to 300 kronor from 400. Go me. Later we had dinner at Petter and Klara.s and then met their friend Caroline.

Trying out the new camera

Trying out the new camera


Some yellow building

Some yellow building


Yellow building

Yellow building


Blurry feet

Blurry feet


Petter

Petter


Caroline, Klara, Petter

Caroline, Klara, Petter

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Another one of dad.s bright ideas

Well according to tghe internet we were supposed to catch a bus at 5 a.m.

Dad didnt believe it so he grumbled until we got on the wrong train. Then. I lost my camera gloves and water bottle on that train.

We had to turn around and take the bus after all. The bus was lovely and we got to Ostersund in the evening on a train eventually.

Petter and Klara met us at the station and made some sandwiches for us. Then we slpet on their pull out sofa. The best couch of the whole trip.

Petter and Klara are missionaries finishing up their studies in nursing and scial work. They have just come nack from working in Brazil.

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Stupid Europe on Sundays

We lft the next morning for Ostersund but only made it as far as Lulea. In Kemi. it took more than six hours for the train to come. It freaking sucked.

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A day at Tobias' house

When we got to Tobias' house, he was'nt answering the phone. So I tied to find a phone to call him. it turned out the curtain store down the street was open so I called from there. He was seeping of course. He let us inright away, immediately showed us how to get a cheap ferry to Helsinki (buy round trip tickets and throw the last half away... seriously) and then we took a nap.

We went to a protest put on by some folk musicians and then some of them invited us for lunch. I had a real Swedish meatball.

Thebn it was raining so the logical thing to do was walk around in it right?

All day we walked,eventually it was getting time to meet up with Tobias again. But first we stopped for this random lgbt church service. Afterwards we had sandwiches with cheese from a toothpaste tube. Dad got into a great discussion on immigration with a former san francisco ite. Then we ate dinner with Tobias and he drove us home in his fancy taxi cab.

Barely awake again

Barely awake again


Stockholm street

Stockholm street


Changing of the guards

Changing of the guards


Folkloric

Folkloric


Dancers

Dancers


Waving the flag

Waving the flag


Me vs. anchovies and eggs

Me vs. anchovies and eggs


In the cafe

In the cafe


Me vs. Swedish meatballs

Me vs. Swedish meatballs


Me vs. princess cake

Me vs. princess cake


Cafe street

Cafe street


Don´t remember

Don´t remember


Cool lights

Cool lights


City shot

City shot


Symmetrical

Symmetrical


Something on the ground?

Something on the ground?


Pretty park

Pretty park


Nice buildings

Nice buildings


The lookout

The lookout


Another lookout

Another lookout


Another one

Another one


Yet another

Yet another


Again

Again


Me. Soaked.

Me. Soaked.


Yep, soaked.

Yep, soaked.


Steep streets

Steep streets


More steep streets

More steep streets


Light reflections

Light reflections


The great emporer

The great emporer


The great emporer something something

The great emporer something something


Me vs. gay people

Me vs. gay people


Me vs. Swedish stew

Me vs. Swedish stew


Tobias and Dad

Tobias and Dad


Tobias and dad better

Tobias and dad better

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