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Stop 27 - Gothenburg


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We got back on the "most scenic railway in Europe" towards Oslo, but unfortunately, due to it being dark, there were no views this time. After a quick change in Oslo, we were soon rolling through the Swedish countryside to Gothenburg to meet our friends Karo and Tom. We were staying in student halls around the corner from Karo's flat which were a pretty great place to stay, other than the scent of vom that clung to our room no matter how many hours we left the windows wide open. We spent the next few days eating and drinking, interspersed with lots of fikas (coffee and cake). The best thing about Sweden, by far, is chocolate balls.

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One day we headed out to the small island of Lilla Amundo, an hour or so out the city by bus and tram. It was a beautiful nature reserve, with great rocks for picnics and clambering, and little beaches for a cold swim.

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The city itself was pretty and relaxed and as with a lot of Scandinavia, water was quite a big feature. Standing on the waterfront looking over to the port, you can even see seals (although we were very lucky to spot one by chance!). The huge, iconic cranes in the above photo have been bought by local celebrities, to prevent them being taken down and thus conserve the history of the area.

Posted by Chloemillen92 13:29 Archived in Sweden Tagged harbour sweden port seal gothenburg chocolate_balls fika lilla_amundo Comments (0)

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