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Travel Magazine - 2011

Contents In this issue 02 Welcome 03 Journey Through Sicily Tour of the Greek ruins on the Italian island Lonely Planet Guide Travel expert Heather Carswell shares her favourite spots in Barcelona Blogger Tip Stockholm City Guide 09 Summer Musicals 06 We asked a top blogger for their Family owned and operated since 1992, perfect summer destination ChangeGroup is one of the leading pro- viders of foreign exchange internation- 04 Our favourite cities ally. Serving 2.5 million customers every Two spots for a new summer year in locations such as Australia, North adventure America, Europe, the UK, and New Zea- land. We have been providing custom- 06 Relaxing Summer ers with travel money for over 19 years. Thermal baths in Switzerland Throughout the company’s lifetime we have also won numerous awards, rang- 07 Europe Outdoors ing from the Queen’s Award for Enter- prise, Investor in People, and the Times A pull-out map of the best Top Track award twice (we were the only festivals and events happening foreign exchange business to win this). on the continent this summer We are committed to providing you 08 Film, musical or book? with a trustworthy and cost-saving ser- Three new musicals to check vice because, let’s be honest, currency out on the London stage rates shouldn’t be a worry before you travel – let us do that. Wherever and Travel Tips whenever you order with us online, you’ll receive the best rates at any time. The importance of cash That’s our price promise guarantee. 09 Stockholm City Guide Sicily’s Greek Thermal spas Ruins 03 08 Where to go and what to do in the Swedish capital On the Cover Famous Orthodox church with blue domes in the village of Oia on the island of Santorini, Greece. Hvar, Croatia 04 Copenhagen 04 ChangeGroup Travel Magazine Summer 2011 1

WWeellccoommee Summer brings to mind memories of picnics in the park, weekend getaways to European beaches and (of course) a great tourist season in London! The past few months leading up to summer have been very busy for ChangeGroup. We have completely re-branded our corporate identity, and given our logo, strapline, and website a facelift all to serve you better. After listening to your comments and feedback, we changed our website too, making it more user friendly and clear and added more products and services, such as Travel Money Online, to ensure that your time abroad and even in the UK, is fantastic! In this issue your Travel Magazine, we wanted to share with you our favourite places to go and travel hints and tips which are sure to get your vacation off to a stress-free start. With over 19 years of experience within the foreign exchange and travel industry, we want to pass our expertise on to you and your family. In our Travel Guide sections, you’ll find information on hot summer cities, Beautiful Barcelona such as Sicily, Croatia and Sweden, with secret and off the beaten path locations, guaranteed to add some excitement into your holiday. We consulted local residents, bloggers and tourist authorities to find out the best places to go. If you want to share your experience about your travels, we’d love to hear about it! Our Europe Outdoors Feature is your definitive guide to what to see and do abroad this summer. We’ve selected the top events, exhibitions, gigs, and festivals to visit for both you and your family – enjoy! As always, we’d love to hear from you. Don’t forget to check follow all of our activity on the web. Our magazine is completely interactive - clicking on links and bolded words throughout the articles will take you directly to the page! Have a great summer! Paul Crombie General Manager - Western Europe Switzerland Hvar, Croatia All information and travel details are correct at time of publishing and may change during the length of publication 2 ChangeGroup Travel Magazine Summer 2011

Travel Guide photo: Mizrachi Blogger Tip Off the Beaten Path Things are getting much easier for tourists looking to find new and exciting spots in a city. With the increase of travel blogs and Greek ruins in online travel websites, visitors can learn the ins and outs of a new Sicily desintation before they travel and plan their trip well in advance. We asked a top blogger to share with us her secret guide and Breaking up the rugged and summer destination pick. mountainous Mediterranean photo: Storto Blogger Valerie Stivers-Isakova from photo: Marco Castelberg & Virtual GDBK on Switzerland: terrain, the Greek ruins of Maurice Haas “A destination I’m very excited about for summer is Sicily offer visitors a visual Switzerland, especially Zurich which Virtual GDBK runs a page on. There’s something so civilized-Old- historical journey through the World-Europe about Switzerland’s urban lakes and rivers that are clean enough to swim in, like Lake Geneva and Italian islands Hellenic past. Lake Zurich. In Zurich there are amazing baths on the lakes and architect-designed bathhouses and visiting them The most famous of the ruins is seems like the perfect way to enjoy a culture destination found in the southwestern region of Agrigento. Built in 582-580 ”and the pleasures of summer. If I were going to BCE, the city is home to the ancient city of Akragas and the Valley dei Switzerland I’d also take a side trip to visit the St. Templi, a site comprising of seven Benedict Chapel by the architect Peter Zumthor. monumental Greek temples, the Temple of Juno and Temple Valerie Stivers-Isakova runs the travel blog Virtual GDBK, a compliation of recent of Concordia. Only a short travel stories, local listings, and more, all chosen by city-specific editors and writ- distance from Palermo, the site ers. Visit for more travel tips is easily accessible by car or bus and is well worth the trip. The best Expert Advice views can be seen at night time, when the hilly terrain is light up Lonely Planet contributer Heather Carswell shares her with Greek porticos and columns. favourite spots in Barcelona Near the southeastern corner, “Barcelona is one of the world’s bar. For the best seafood head to visit the city of Syracuse where great cities. Its Mediterranean La Barceloneta (segonsmercat. Greek mathematician Archimedes location, great weather and well- com, C. Balboa 16, +93 310 78 was born. The historical centre is deserved reputation as a place 80) or to La Ribera (laribera-sa. found on the island of Ortigia, that knows how to party are just es, (Pl. Comercial, 11, +93 319 52 and is a testament to the city’s the beginning. The city’s unique 06) (both in the Ciutat Vella district) history of Roman, Norman and mixture of gothic and Modernism for fusion and international cuisine. Aragonese rulers. The Temple architecture makes Barcelona a of Apollo, constructed in early fascinating place to wander round. Similarly, if you want to experience 6th c BC and the Fountain of From the narrow medieval streets the most happening nightlife Arethusa are not to be missed. of the Barri Gotic district, to avoid the main streets in the old The archaeological complex inland some of Gaudi’s greatest works in town which are home to Irish bars from Ortigia is home to the Tomb L’Eixample such as La Sagrada and stag parties. I found some of Archimedes, as well as a large Familia, there is no shortage of fantastic, quirky bars tucked away Greek theatre still used today. awe-inspiring sights. on nearby side streets. It’s worth having an afternoon nap if you Also visit: Capo Tindari, For the best places to eat give plan on partying as in Barcelona Taormina, Sellinunte, Segesta the tourist hotspots such as La nowhere gets going until after (pictured) Rambla a wide berth. The best midnight.” places are found by exploring on For more information visit foot so head out after 8pm (not Heather Carswell is a Lonley much is open before then) and Planet spokesperson.Visit the you shouldn’t struggle to find an Lonely Planet www.lonelyplanet. inviting restaurant or cozy tapas com for more great guides. ChangeGroup ChangeGroup When in Sicily, be sure to visit Our unbeatable online Euro the Catacombs of the Capuchins rates lets you enjoy all of the in Palermo. sights of the Catalanan city. ChangeGroup Travel Magazine Summer 2011 3

Take a Trip Summer Destinations With a wide range of long or short haul vacations available, take advantage of great currency rates and cheap flights and a take a trip to a new European city this summer. We selected two of our favourite spots which are guaranteed to give you the perfect break. Copenhagen, Denmark More than just the Little Copenhagen is full of stunning Mermaid and the Tivioli Museum, Copenhagen is the contemporary architecture, perfect city to visit for culture, design and open outdoor spaces. especially in the Orestad From our experience, the best neighbourhood, which boasts a way to experience a new city is on a bike, and Copenhagen hotel by Daniel Libeskind and is no exception. Not only more economical, it allows you to explore concert hall by Jean Nouvel. For the city’s attractions at your own pace. Rent a bicycle for around dining, visit the Nyhaven district, 50 kroner/day (cph-bike-rental. dk) and take a trip to the Statens known for its electic mix of culture, Museum for Kunst (, Sølvgade 45-50, +45 3374 8494), bars, design, and history. Also visit the national museum, or picnic in the Fælledparken. Visit The the free-town of Christiania for King’s Garden to experience the Renaissance splendor established a new experience. For shopping by Christian IV in the 1600s and be sure to buy some children’s and a stroll, walk along Strøget, gifts at Krea, the city’s famous toy shop. Design fans should Europe’s longest pedistrian only visit the Museum of Art&Design (, Bredgade 68, street, and take in the old medieval +45 33 187 56 56). city and the Latin Quarter. A trip to the city wouldn’t be Images (clockwise from top left): Copenhagen Cooking; city cycling; complete without a visit to Noma waterfront pier at the Royal Danish Playhouse; one of Rene Redzepi’s, Head (Strandgade 93, +45 (0) 3 926 Chef at Noma, dishes 3297), just named the world’s top restaurant by Restaurant Hvar Town, Croatia Magazine. Also visit the Copenhagen Cooking Festival, (, taking place between 19 - 28 August for local flavours. This seaside town and capital +385 21-742-850) for the freshest of Hvar Island boasts the seafood. perfect balance of sightseeing and sunbathing - no wonder it’s called Over the recent years, Hvar has the new French Riviera. Visiting become known for their busy the city is easy, with Jadrolinija nightlife, with well-known spots ( Ferries operates such as the Riva, located in the twice daily sailings from Split. Yacht Harbour Hotel (Riva bb, and Carpe Croatia has several beautiful sites Diem (Stipanska, www.carpe- and this island is no exception., complete with Visit the Franciscan Monastery its own beach and 6 different bars. or take a trip to Stari Grad, the oldest settlement on the Island, If you’re more of an adventure founded by the Greeks in 400BC. seeker, tour the Croatian coast via For amazing swimming, visit the charter boat with Captain Anton Blue Grotto for snorkelling in the on Kapetan Jure (kapteanjure. crystal clear water after taking a com, +385 21 873 147 ) which trip around the island via the city’s takes you to all of the islands on boats. the Hvar Riviera, including must- see Vis. Jure offers comfortable The city centre is full of restaurants accommodation and dining on the and cafes serving up the best boat, all for excellent value. The of Dalmatian cuisine, from fresh Dalmatian coast is best seen from octopus salad to black risotto. Be a boat as the turquoise blue water sure to visit Macondo (Groda, is not to be missed. Images (clockwise from top left): Aeiral view of Hvar; One of the beaches at Carpe Diem bar; fresh Dalmatian cuisine; beach view ChangeGroup Travel Magazine Summer 2011 4

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Lifestyle Spa Guide - Switzerland Only an hour long train ride away from Zurich, these picture-perfect thermal spas in Switzerland are ideal for both a weekend getaway or a much needed week-long break. The country is home to numerous architect-designed spas and thermal baths, all surrounded by mountains and breathtaking scenery. Designer Spas Tamina Therme, Bad Ragaz Therme Vals, Vals photo: Andenmatten Nestled in the beautiful foothills of Built using Valser quarzite slabs Thermal Spas Baines de Lavey, Lavey-les- the Alps and only an hour away and situated over thermal springs Bains from Zurich, the spa, designed in the Graubünden area, Vals Spa Leukerbad Spa, Leukerbad, by Yosho Smolensk, boasts is literally carved out of the moun- Valais This spa offers daily admission several pools, spa treatments tain. Designed by Peter Zumthor, as well as a long-stay hotel and an extensive wellbeing the hotel and spa are a beautiful As one of the countrys’ largest accomodation. Enjoy a wide range programme. Enjoy a spectacular fusion between old and new spac- thermal spas, the hotel offers family of treatments, from pressure jets view overlooking the mountains in es, providing guests with a glori- packages and accomodation and massage, as well as Turkish one of the spa’s outdoor thermal ous display of light and elegance. and a wide range of activities in baths and hammam. In addition pools or from inside through the Rates: Most spa treatments be- addition to the spa itself, including to the spa, the beautiful Chablias prominent oval windows, all whilst tween CHF 78 - 98. Double occu- sports and recreation. The spa region (where the spa is located) indulging in the serene and tranquil pancy rates range from CHF 225 has several hotels and apartments offers visitors the opportunity to relaxation. - 71 depending on hotel (includes where you can choose to stay hike or play golf when they need a Rates: Hotel rates between CHF admission to Therme baths). located around the spa. Perfect break from the busy spa. 200 - 960 Spa day rates between Directions: train to Chur or Post for families. Rates: Double room CHF 145 per CHF 26 - 30 for 2 or 4 hours and bus to Vals. Chauffeur service for Rates: Double room rates be- night. Spa rates bewteen CHF 24 treatments ranging between 96 - guests arriving by public transport. tween CHF 195 - 595 per night; - 30 for 3 to 4 hours. 188 CHF. Contact: apartments from CHF 426 - 556 Directions: regular buses or Directions: trains from either Zu- +41 (0) 81 926 80 80 per night. The spa also offers trains from St.Maurice or A9 mo- rich or Berne stop at Bad Ragaz weekly family ‘taster’ packages. torway (direction Lausanne) or via automobile on the A13. Directions: arriving from any Contact: Contact: Swiss airport hop on the SBB +41 (0)24 486 15 55 +41 (0)81 303 30 30 train to Leuk-Susten and change to LLB bus to Leukerbad (roughly Images (clockwise from top left): 2-3 hours) Tamina Therme spa; Leukerbad spa Contact: +41 (0)27 472 71 71 ChangeGroup Sources des Aples, Leukerbad, Swiss Francs are part of our Loeche-Les-Bains Price Promise. Buy online to receive the best rate. Located on the southern slopes of photo: Tamina Therme the Alps, the hotel/spa boasts both a thermal and a beauty centre all photo: Therme Vals, ST/ in a classicly designed space. Rates: CHF 540 per night (inc. VAT) for a standard double room. Spa treatments range between CHF 55 - 70 and packages CHF 100 - 340. Directions: trains from Bern- Brig and Lausanne stop at Leuk. Direct LLB bus to Leukerbad on the hour. Contact: +41 (0) 27 472 20 00 photo: Leukerbad Spa ChangeGroup Travel Magazine Summer 2011 6

Europe Outdoors Brussels comes alive in the summer with Norway is filled with exciting several outdoor festivals, even creating an cultural and historical festivals and outdoor beach in the city complete with events throughout the summer, huts. The Beach, Urban BBQ and with the Arts Festival in the north- Summer Festival cannot be missed. ern region being a popular choice. Where: Brussels, Belgium Arts Festival When: August Where: Harstad, Norway When: 18 to 26 June With events ranging from tennis, Copenhagen hosts several concerts, to exhibitions, London events throughout the is a great place to visit over the summer, sure to please Risør Wooden Boat Festival summer. everyone, the most Where: Stavanger, Norway famous being the annual When: 4 to 7 August Wimbledon rock music festival, www. Experience tennis at its best! Roskildefestivalen. Where: London, England Where: Copenhagen, The annual Helsinki Festival When: 20 to 27 June Denmark is the largest arts festival in the country and celebrates the culture When: early July of the region. Loaded in the Park Festival Where: Helsinki, Finland Annual music festival in Hyde Park When: 19 August to 4 September Where: London, England When: 29 August Enjoy the seaside at the Maritime Day’s Festival in Tallinn. It’s a great way to visit Paris is a hub of cultural historical ships, cheer on boat races and activity during the sum- taste freshly caught seafood. mer. Be sure to check Where: Tallinn, Estonia out these events. When: 16 to 18 July Bastille Day Where: Paris, France The annual White Lights When: 14 July festival in Russia celebrates the international performing arts Tour de France with a wide range of music and Where: Locations dance performances. throughout France Where: St. Petersburg, Russia When: 2 to 24 July When: 27 May to 24 July Fancy throwing a The Festival ‘Aix-en- Taking place in locations The 66th Annual Prague tomato at a friend? Provence’, taking throughout the city, the Spring International Music At La Tomatina you place in July, is an 54th VeniceArt Biennale Festival commemorates both can. international classical is a must-see for any art the musical accomplishments Where: Valencia, music and opera lovers. Experience artists of the country, as well as Spain festival. Immerse from around the world and international composers. When: 31 August yourself in Picasso and enjoy a ride on a gondola Where: Prague, Czech Cézanne and enjoy the at the same time. Republic picturesque Provençal Where: Venice, Italy When: May to June landscape. When: 4 June to 27 Where: Aix-en- November Provence, France Take in the beauty of the Dal- When: 5 to 25 July matian coast when the city of Zadar turns off its lights for the Fool Moon celebrations held throughout the summer. Enjoy Known throughout the world as the summer The Hellenic Epidaurus fes- traditional food, music and local music festival, listen to bands ranging from the tival in Athens introduces visi- delights all by candlelight. Arctic Monkeys, The Streets, Arcade Fire and tors to the historical and con- Where: Zadar, Croatia many more, all on the beach. tempoary culture of Greece, When: Throughout July Where: Valencia, Spain with musical and dramatical When: 14 to 17 July performances held in the city’s famous ampitheatres. Cost: £165 for a 4 day festival pass Where: Athens, Greece When: June to September ChangeGroup Travel Magazine Summer 2011 7

Culture Guide Theatre Preview Film, book or...musical? The musical trend hitting the London theatre scene this summer “Bend...and snap!” Award winning film starring Patrick Hailed as one of the best Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi musicals of 2010, Legally Blonde Goldberg is another film being stole the hearts of London theatre- adapted for the London stage. goers and critics when it opened Already receiving rave reviews last year to rave reviews. Now, the when it opened in Manchester trend of hit Blockbuster films and in May, the musical follows the Pulitzer-Prize winning books being story of Sam and Molly as they adapted to the stage has taken try to communicate between two over London’s West-End, with worlds, ghost and living. After Sam fans of the stage being able to see is murdered, he and Molly hire the their favourite movies and novels help of a phoney physic in the hope come to life. This summer, four of saving her from his murderer. new and hotly anticipated musical How the famous clay pot scene will are opening on the London stage: translate to musical theatre has yet ‘Shrek the Musical’, ‘Ghost’, ‘South to be discussed. Pacific’ and ‘Matilda the Musical’. If the contemporary musical Finally arriving in the UK after a successful run in the States, trend isn’t up your alley, head to Shrek the Musical brings to life the original book and film’s the Barbican Theatre in August dysfunctional fairy tale and outrageous cast, complete with and sing-a-long to Rogers and dragons, duelling and a wise- cracking donkey. Hammersteins classic1949 Shrek the Musical follows the musical romance ‘South Pacific’. story of swamp-dwelling ogre, Shrek (Nigel Lindsay), in his quest Loosely based on James to reclaim the deed of his land and to win the heart of the beautiful Michener’s novel, the musical Princess Fiona (Amanda Holden) away from the diminutive Lord follows the story of a young naval Farquaad. With the help of his loyal steed nurse who falls for a mysterious Images (clockwise from top left): the cast of ‘South Pacific’; ‘Shrek the Musical’; Donkey (Richard Blackwood), a Susan McFadden as ‘Elle Woods’ in ‘Legally Blonde’; a famous film scene brought rouge band of fairytale characters French plantation owner and the and a sassy gingerbread man, to life in ‘Ghost’ Shrek embarks on hilarious realities WWII. musical adventure sure that is an irresistible mix of fun, laughter and The long-awaited adaptation of Shrek the Musical South Pacific romance. Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s Theatre Royal Lincoln Theatre book ‘Matilda the Musical’ arrives Drury Lane The Barbican, Silk Street ‘Ghost’, the 1990 Academy at the Cambridge theatre this fall. London, WC2B 5JF London, EC2Y 8DS The famous book about a child 6 May 2011 - 19 February 2012 15 August - 1 October 2011 prodigy, her evil parents and her Box Office: 0844 871 8810 Box Office: 0207 638 8891 wonderful teacher is sure to delight families this fall. Ghost the Musical Matilda the Musical Whether you want to see your Piccadilly Theatre Cambridge Theatre favourite movie or the pages of Denman Street Earlham St a novel brought to musical life London, W1D 7DJ London, WC2H 9HU this summer, the West-End’s new 24 June 2011 - 28 January 2012 18 October 2011 - 12 February openings are sure to kick your Box Office: 0844 871 7618 2012 summer off to a singing start. Box Office: 0207 907 7071 Good Advice It’s easy to bring out a credit or a debit card when visiting abroad, but travelers often forget the hidden pitfalls of choosing to swipe instead of paying cash. Travelling with cash allows you to experience new cultures without having to worry about finding a nearby ATM to pay for local goods. And plus, who’s heard of an ice cream stall in the middle of Barcelona taking a credit card? • Convenience • Pay for taxis without • Avoid confusing multiple • Makes budgeting your searching for cash card payments when in a travel money easier • No hidden bank large group charges • No running around trying • Gives you the opportunity to find a local bank or • More bargaining power for impulse buys and to • You’ll always receive the ATM when buying from market experience new cultural best exchange rate stalls or fairs events on a whim • Tipping in restaurants is easy ChangeGroup Travel Magazine Summer 2011 8

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Destination Guide City Guide Stockholm, Sweden Known for its stylish design, innovative restaurants, and historic landmarks, Stockholm has quickly become a cultural heaven in Scandinavia. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this 700 Editoral year old city is a perfect weekend break or a family vacation. Editor: Zoe Alexander Advertising: +44 (0)207 563 3702 Take advantange Stockholm is full Editorial: +44 (0)207 563 3702 of the city’s three For all general enquiries please con- see UNESCO World stay of contemporary tact [email protected] concept hotels Heritage sites, as well as the Art traditional 5-Star. For a completely Graphic Design & Layout by Nice to the Woodland Cemetery, Drot- new sensoral hotel experience, tingholm Palace and the Viking stay at the Nordic Light Hotel Meet You Settlement, which are all a short (, +46 (0)8 +44 (0)07528341083 distance from the city centre. 5056 30 00). Guests enjoy Stockholm also offers several fam- ily parks, such as the Lill-Skansen rooms with ‘mood lighting’ where Image Credits Zoo, the Aquaria Water Museum, they can control the lighting of and the Astrid Lindgren Muse- Located their space based on their trips Copenhagen Image Credits um, perfect to keep everyone en- requirements (ie. stress-free, Jazz Festival (www.copenhagenmdia- tertained. Also visit the Moderna going out throughout the romantic, relaxation). Standard Museet and take in works of art by rooms start at SEK 1,335. For a, © Tuala Hjarno) Nils von Dardel and Henri Matisse. different areas more classic experience, try to the City of Bikes (www.copenhagenmdia- of the city are Hotel Stureplan (hotelstureplan. The city itself is comprised of sev- bars and nightclubs perfect for se, +46(0)8 440 66 00) the Grand, © Kasper Thye) eral areas, with the Gamla Stan every taste. For a more bohemian Hotel (, +46(0)8 679 Copenhagen Cooking Festival, Royal (Old Town) being the most well- drink, head to the Södermalm, Va- 35 00 ) and the newly opened Danish Playhouse (www.copenhagen- known. The area is home to the satan or Kungsholmen areas for Nobis (, +46 (0)8 614 10 Royal Palace, several museums, some trendier establishments. 00). Or, if you want to experience, © Tuala Hjarno) and the Södermalm district,made nature full-on, stay at the Noma, Ditte Isegar, 2006 famous by the novelist Stieg Lars- In recent years, Swedish Woodpecker Hotel where guests Hvar, Croatia son and his Millenium trilogy. En- cuisine has become famous or stay in treehouses. Carpe Diem joy a literary tour recreating the its innovative combination of steps of Blomkvist or Salander. flavours and styles. Restaurant Image courtesy of the bar Magazine just listed several of Switzerland Images Stockholm’s restaurants as being If you want to the world’s best, so be sure to Table of Contents: take advantage of some new taste outdoors experience Christof Sonderegger sensations when visiting the city. the Nordic For natural flavours and produce Switzerland Spa Images check out Matthias Dahlgren at landscape, Thermina Spa image courtesy of Grifco the Grand Hotel (Grand Hotel, PR, 18 Coda Centre, 189 Munster Rd, S.Blaiseholmshamnen 6, +46 take a ferry from central Stock- (0)8 679 35 84, mathiasdahlgren. London SW6 6AW com). Listed as the ‘ones to watch holm to the Archipelago, one Leukerbad Spa ‘ for 2011, visit frantzen/lindeberg (Lilla Nyganta 21, +46 (0) 8 20 85 of the biggest in the Baltic Sea. Image courtesy of the spa 80, for a Stockholm Image Credits total gastronomic journey, which Comprising of over 24,000 is- was also named Restaurant of the Table of Contents: Year in 2010. lands, the area is perfect for sailing Cafe Verma at Bergsunds Strand 31, Stockholm (photo: www.imagebank. For more relaxed dining, visit ei- and is easily accesible via public ther Elverket, Cafe Saturnus, or © Nicho Södling/Nicho Den Gyldene Freden for some transport. There are several ferry Södling) authentic Swedish cuisine. Be Article: sure to taste kalops (meat stew) or operators offering fast travel or a inglad sill (sweetened herring). F12 Bar (photo: www.imagebank.swe- longer cruise around the islands, © Conny Fridh/Conny Fridh) Images (clockwise from top left): Nils Moderna Museet (photo: www.image- von Dardel’s “The Dying Dandy” at such as Strömma Kanalbolaget the Moderna Museet; Gamla Stan/Old ( and © Nicho Södling/Nicho Town; Swedish cuisine; the breathaking Cinderella Båtarna (cinderella- Södling) Gamla Stan/Old Town (photo: archipelago Be sure to visit the © Nicho maritime ports, the Svenska-Ho- Södling/Nicho Södling) Swedish Cuisine garna nature harbour and take a (photo: © Miriam Preis/ Miriam Preis)Nicho stroll around the island of Grinda. Södling) The Stockholm Archipelago (photo: Stockholmsfoto © Ola Ericson) Copyright © ChangeGroup Interna- tional Plc, Meridien House, 42 Upper Berkeley Street, London W1H 5EP. All material is strictly copyright and all rights are reserved. All text, unless otherwise stated, is written by Change- Group and is subject to copyright. 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