It is a cliché to talk about Abba or blondes when mentioning Sweden, and expensive (which it certainly still is) perhaps forgetting that Sweden was once a major power military three times the size of today but is now a country with a high commitment to quality of life (as measured by those who define it). A country that has not been to war for almost two centuries.

In good weather Stockholm is a beautiful city to stroll in with around 30% green spaces and 30% waterways it encompasses what capitals should be.