Day 45: Umea to Stockholm

We left hotel at about 8 am after breakfast. It is journey of about 600 kms. to Stockholm. The scenery was good throughout the journey.

We took lunch at McDonald on the way. We reached hotel in Stockholm at about 4 pm. We were in time to watch the India – England cricket match, though half an hour game of the second innings was already over.

We plan to contact Indian Embassy at Stockholm tomorrow morning. We hope to get the passport re-issued or take their advice for my passport where the cover has been detached from the booklet. We have booked appointment for tomorrow morning.

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. Archipelago is sea or stretch of water having many islands. Stockholm has a population of 9.42 lakhs and is the fourth most densely populated city in European Union.

Since 1901, the Noble Prizes have been presented to the Laureates at ceremonies. The Noble Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and Literature and the Prize in Economic Sciences are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden. The Prizes are received by the laureates on 10 December each year in Stockholm. The Medal and Diploma are given by the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

An important part is the presentation of the Nobel Lectures by the Nobel Laureates in Stockholm. The lectures are presented days before the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony.

In Oslo, the Noble Peace Prize Laureates receive their Noble Peace Prize from the Chairman of the Norwegian Noble Committee in presence of King Heard V of Norway.

So, today we are in the city where Noble Prizes (except Noble peace prize) are awarded every year.

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