From the very first day he was not only hosted in a very friendly way by his host Anders Warén, but by all the team of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology. Tim Beck much appreciated his stay in winterly Stockholm, although most of the time he appreciated even more to stay at his working place in the middle of the malacological collections. The warm and friendly working atmosphere as well as the nice habit of coffee breaks spent together was a very nice experience for the German ‘Gästforskare´. The friendly reception by all the staff at the Naturhistoriska riksmuseet as well as the free access to all the museums facilities were striking to him. Particularly nice was how smoothly all the arrangements in the background have been made by the SYNTHESYS Project Manager Irene Bisang.
Many thanks to Synthesys and to everybody involved in the realisation of this visit to ‘malacologist´s heaven´ in Stockholm! '