Uppsala is a small university town in Sweden that is 40 minutes away from Stockholm by train. Except for Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala) which is a bus ride away, most attractions can be found around the university, a short walk from the train station.
Arrived at Uppsala Train Station. More quaint compared to the Central Station at Stockholm (see To Uppsala). Nice in its own way.
After a chat with the friendly beings at the Tourist Information Centre, I decided to visit Old Uppsala first before dark. Must buy a bus ticket before boarding the bus – the driver does not accept any cash, only local card payment. Had a little problem buying ticket from the machine – everything was in Swedish! I managed somehow (phew and missed a bus in the process).
A few places you can explore in Gamla Uppsala. I only had 90 minutes as the bus ticket was valid for a return trip till then. I did not buy an extra ticket earlier and machines were nowhere to be seen. Sigh.
I felt surrounded by the sky in old Uppsala. I felt like I could touch the sky if I stretched a bit more. I felt like I were protected (although I felt a bit nervous in old Uppsala – hardly any beings around). I don’t know how to describe that feeling. But it was a good feeling.
I think I can still see the sky of Old Uppsala.