Floors of the Hermitage

During our whirlwind, 12-hour tour of St. Petersburg, we spent about two and a half hours in the Hermitage, one of the world’s most famous museums, or so they tell me. To be completely honest, I’m not a museum person, preferring to be outside learning my way through any newly visited city. That, coupled with the…

Exploring The Vasa in Stockholm

The Vasa Museum is billed as one of Stockholm’s best, and the Vasa has the distinction of being the best preserved Viking ship in the world. Those were our expectations when we entered the airplane-hangar-sized, one-room museum, and as lofty as those expectations were, the museum and ship exceeded them. Erin and I were unaware of…