Our final few days were spent not far from Uppsala, Sigtuna and Stockholm. We took small day adventures and spent quiet time reading and writing and processing this significant experience. We stayed in an Airbnb with a delightful family that were above and beyond gracious. Sigtuna, the oldest city in Sweden has successfully maintained a quaint, old world charm that was peaceful and positive. We enjoyed viewing ancient ruins from the 11th century, writing as we sat outside a chocolatier and of course having our fika at a local cafe.
Old Town Stockholm had its own charm. While this is a much more touristy area of Stockholm, a few blocks away allowed you back into the local world with bakeries, parks and Astrid Lindgren�s home (author of Pippi Longstocking).
I enjoyed a last run through some backroads and a trail near our �home� and we said goodbye at the same place we began this journey - having a final fika at Kardemumma�s. Our conversations were thoughtful, reminiscent and often tear filled as we reflected on the people we had met, the places we had experienced, and the connections that were made.