Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Free Bus to IKEA

You really can't complain about a free bus to IKEA. For me, an admitted organizational freak, a day at IKEA is something akin to a day at Disneyland. 

This is supposedly the largest IKEA in the world. Though I have to say, it didn't seem any larger than ours in Phoenix. It seems to lack in the plastic products. A syndrome, I have noticed most of Europe seems to suffer from. And when you do find them, they are four times as expensive as the plastic products in the U.S. Stuff we take for granted that we can pick up for a buck, will typically cost three, four or five. As opposed to just costing double what you'd usually pay. I've always assumed it has something to do with the fact that plastics are a petroleum product and anything associated with oil is taxed with impunity here in Europe.

It's just my theory. It could also just be that cheap plastic products are fun. And well, yeah...we all know what leftist social planners think of bourgeoisie fun.

This IKEA is located in the suburb, Kungens Kurva, about a half hour from the city center. It's a nice ride and a good opportunity to see the beauty of the countryside. Sadly, even this far out, the Commie Blocs are still ever present from any vantage point. I wonder how far north I'd have to go to be rid of them?

Overall, it was a decidedly normal shopping experience. It was a gorgeous day here in Stockholm, not a cloud in the sky and temperatures hovering near 80. Once in Kungens Kurva, mega stores stand invitingly like the giant diversionary retreats that they are. Parks, theme restaurants -- even (be still my heart) fairly maintained and manicured landscaping and piped in music in the parking lot.

All this and free drink refills in the IKEA restaurant. Still no ice,  but I'll take what I can get. It was an easy day in Stockholm. The kind of days I like.


  1. ohhhh, this would be awesome. I love Ikea. seriously.

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  4. the reason that we sweds dont use plastic is that its not recyclable, so its not environment firendly!

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