Here is some useful information we have picked up on our travels:
The Grand Hotel in Stockholm in 1867 raised the bar for hotels by being the first to change the sheets between guests.
The Queen of Sweden, Sylvia, is of German-Brazilian origin and speaks 6 languages.
In Iceland it’s possible to stand with one foot on the North American tectonic plate and one on the Eurasian tectonic plate. They are continuing to drift apart but not fast enough to tear you limb from limb.
Bread and beer in Iceland are excellent, but we can’t speak for the cured horse.
The ferry between Denmark and Gothenburg, to quote the Silent Travelling Companion, is like something out of Hieronymus Bosch.
The Museet Moderna in Stockholm has a whole room of Hilma af Klimt (for those who’ve seen “Personal Shopper”) and a room of Marcel Duchamp.
Our scepticism about Yoko Ono’s oeuvre was confirmed by an installation in Copenhagen consisting of trees in tubs decorated with little tags where
you could write a message to bring about world peace.
We are en route via a much more elegant ferry to the saunas and music of Finland.