The Grand Scheme of Things
There’s another trip in the works. Early this March, I’ll be taking a week-long jaunt to Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn. I’ve been avoiding Scandinavia, thinking it was too expensive. Indeed, Stockholm in particular has a reputation as being one of the most expensive cities you can visit. I was never sure how this could be, as it’s possible to work a budget pretty much anywhere. Turns out accommodation is the killer.
The situation was pretty bleak. So, for the first time I turned to hotwire.com for help and got a pretty great deal on some 3-star hotels in Stockholm and Helsinki. (Comfortable hostels are far more commonplace in Tallinn). All in all, I managed to get 6 nights accommodation (3 in Stockholm, 1 in Helsinki and 2 in Tallinn) and 3 flights (dublin-stockholm, stockholm-helsinki and tallin-dublin) for under 250euro. Now that the booking and numbers are out of the way, the excitement can begin. Fights can be had about the itinerary. Bags can be looked at in despair while baggage limits are read out. This is where the fun starts.