I moved to Solna today. The journey was enjoyable, although the nerves got to me just before the plane took off. They went away quite swiftly and despite the fact the Dutch copilot told us it was raining, the sun shone when we touched down in Västerås. Part one of the trip was complete. We traveled to the station by taxi and bought tickets.
Because the plane landed fifteen minutes before schedule, we managed to get the 8:58 train to Stockholm. The SJ has nice trains with light wooden panels and we practised pronunciation in the train at every station, checking with the automated speaker of the train. 50 minutes later, we arrived at Stockholm Central.
We'll probably be using the public transit a lot this week, so at T-centralen we bought a week ticket and went to Bergshamra. After we collected our keys, we checked out the apartment. Because of the internet we already knew the surrounding, we'd already seen the front, but never the interior. In short: it is nice, the apartment was clean and the rooms were bigger than we expected. But, first things first: get a mattress, because we have no furniture and we'd like to sleep somewhere.
So, where do you go? The IKEA of course O:). Kungens Kurva is the largest IKEA in the world and they do not kid about the size. We were there for about three hours and we have seen about... nothing. Well we've glanced allmost everywhere, not to stroll around, but to get to the parts we needed :P
The Swedish girl at the counter was very kind and explained how to collect the mattress we wanted and that it was indeed on a roll, so we could move it. She laughed out loud when she heared we intended to move it by Tunnelbana and we clearly made her day with our adventure. The mattress weighs in in about 26kgs and was moved by myself. I will sleep sound tonight, even without curtains.
We are now relaxing on our "bed" having enjoyed a hot shower and some sandwiches with juice. Tomorrow a new day with another trip to the IKEA and other shops to stock our cute little appartment.