Our pleasant and personable guide knew almost nothing.
Stockholm Must Sees | jun 2019
Our guide was pleasant and charismatic, and it was a beautiful day with fascinating things to see. But,
I studied up on Sweden before the trip, so i knew enough to know that about a third of what she was telling us was flat out wrong. And not details, but big-picture stuff. Kings in the wrong order, when the Vikings were, knowing nothing about tension among the Nordic countries, and so forth.
And the accuracy of the details was worse. Did you know that 400 men, women, and children perished in the sinking of the Vasa, just a few hundred miles from port? Well, actually it was about 30 warriors and a few young men a couple miles from port. Our guide did not not even know the bare minimum she would have known if she had troubled to watch the video presentation for the museum she was guiding us through.
Still three stars because Stockholm is a lovely city and the stuff we saw was a joy to see. There is some value to just being lead to each of the highlights, even if the narration bears little connection to them. And, perhaps some of their other tour guides has a bit more familiarity with Swedish history....Meer lezen