London Week 2: A Trip to Stockholm

Vasa, the world's only preserved 17th century ship (Brendan Mulcahey/UConn School of Business)
Vasa, the world’s only preserved 17th century ship. (Brendan Mulcahey/UConn School of Business)

This past week I began my academic classes and visited the London Aquarium. However, this was the least exciting part of my week because this past weekend a group of UConn students decided to head up to Stockholm.

Sweden was actually the first country that I have been to which doesn’t have English as the primary language. However, since the majority of the population spoke English, there was not too much of a language barrier. Culturally, the city seemed similar to the western cities that I have been to, though, the architecture of Stockholm seemed to have more of a Russian influence than London or any American city. There were a few streets that seemed to have more of a Spanish influence.

We explored the city, went to a couple museums, took a boat tour around the city and had some Swedish meatballs. The most interesting part may have been the museum that focused on a 17th-century ship that sank shortly after setting sail on its maiden voyage. The rather large ship was risen from the depths and restored in the mid to late 20th century thus creating a rather amazing museum focused on the subject. For this coming week, I will continue with my classes and look forward to exploring London further next weekend.


Brendan Armbrust Mulcahey ’19
Student, UConn School of Business
Brendan Armbrust Mulcahey is a junior studying finance. He interned this past summer at Axcess Value, a small business valuation firm. A fun fact about Brendan is that during his freshman and part of his sophomore year, Brendan worked at his old high school as the technical director for the school’s plays.