Issue 45 2012

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Issue 45 / 2012 TRAVEL 25 7 OME TO SWEDEN! BUDGET TRAVEL IN SWEDEN DRINKING Byob Booze Nordic countries and the prices of stronger alcohols like spirits are controlled and sold in government run stores. That said, if you're a connoisseur of fine wines now is the time to stock up, with prices often cheaper here than in the country of origin. is notoriously expensive in most Icebar Stockholm Literally made from ice, from the furnishings to the glasses; this bar is the world's first and foremost all year round sub-zero drinking spot. Prices are pretty steep but for the experience alone it's worth the visit. Bring a jumper. Akkurat While it's not the prettiest building in town, they their drinking seriously. As a specialist beer bar with an astounding range of beers, ales and lagers both Swedish and foreign, it also holds the accolade of being the first non- UK establishment to gain Cask Marque status for the quality of the booze it serves. EATING Self Catering For feeding yourself on a budget while experiencing proper Swedish cuisine head to Östermalms Saluhall, a permanent indoor food market in the heart of the city. Locally produced meat, cheese and fish are all on offer to fill your aching but moneysaving belly. Price from: £Varied Gooh! Fast food with a difference, Gooh! provides ready-made meals at a low price to eat in or take home. Good quality, fast, and cheap. Prices from: £5 Dagens Or in English 'lunch menus' are set meals available in restaurants and cafes around midday and into the afternoon. Usually much cheaper than eating later in the evening, shop around to get the best deal. Prices from: £8-10 PARTYING SLEEPING Patricia Camping Thanks to lax laws in Sweden regarding rights of access you can set up camp pretty much anywhere, and usually for free! Just remember there are certain strings attached to this free-for-all: usually you can only stay in one place for one night at a time, and during the summer months you have to be extremely careful when lighting a fire. The forests get very dry and if you accidentaly burn down half of Sweden, you'll have a nation of angry children lacking Christmas trees breathing down your neck. Lodge32 If you don't fancy braving the icy wilderness with nought but a flimsy pop-up tent for shelter, this budget hostel should suffice with free WiFi and it's just ten minutes' walk from the train station. Prices from: £17 Skanstulls Vandrarhem Close to some of the city's best cafés and parks and with extremely friendly staff, Skanstulls should satisfy even the highest expectations. Load up on the free pasta they dish out for even greater savings. Prices from: £20 Based in what was once a royal yacht, Patricia boasts six separate bars and a varied music policy, ensuring a good night out for all. The Sunday Club is one of the city's favourite nights at Patricia and while it's become a de facto gay night in recent years, everyone is welcome. Get there before 10pm to avoid the cover charge. Raw Fusion Club Playing a wide variety of dance music, from trance and house to jungle and dubstep, Raw Fusion is an unpretentious venue, but does get pretty crowded as it gets later, so get down early or be prepared to queue up. Spybar A little pricier than we would like for a club that's on a list of budget travel tips and like all the hottest Swedish nightspots it's a nightmare to get into. But to sample cool vibes and the company of Stockholm's beautiful people; there is no greater club. By Jacob Alexander Guberg. 29

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