Category Archive: Travels

Leifeng Pagoda, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

    Internet at an hotel in China is not always working with you…and if so very slow…and I seems to have no control in with order or size my pictures show up!… Continue reading

My first walk around beautiful West Lake, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

We are not the first Gothenburgers traveling to China!

We have visiting this ship twice before. First time 1996, at the shipyard when they started this project to build a replica of  the old ship Götheborg Second time, I think 2001,  it was… Continue reading

Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. Our next hometown!

Pagoda, from the car window on the way from the airport. We were in Hangzhou a week to set some things up for our move in July. Very excited about this move! The… Continue reading

Landsjön, Vista kulle, Huskvarna, Sweden

  The Land lake – Landsjön   View over Lake Vättern   Very narrow road, earlier a railway.    

Lilla Hålsjön, Hyssna, Sweden.

Just a perfekt place to sit down with a cup of coffee and study the map for the rest of our trip!

Country side walk Läckeby, Småland, Sweden

Not the best weather…. Amazing stone walls everywhere! Thick and even, someone did a great job here once! Storm damages. Funnel chanterelles. Old gate. Old apple tree. Beautiful house! Very traditional house!

The Castle, Kalmar, Sweden.

Weekend trip to Kalmar. Stayed at Slottshotellet, (The Castle hotel) Simple but cozy! Lounge with sunroom. First weekend after daylight saving time was set back we woke up early! (After a good nights… Continue reading

Björkö, Gothenburg, Sweden.

A short drive from home we entered the ferry to the island Björkö. Left the car and followed a hike on the north side. Beautiful views! Climbed up to this view point at… Continue reading

Ragnarssons farm Kärragärde, Tvååker, Sweden.

Expecting mothers! They have open doors so they can go outside whenever they wish!  This was a hot day so they rested inside in the shadow. Three different locations with water to avoid… Continue reading

Driving home from Copenhagen.

Stopped at Ribbersborgs beach, Malmö, Sweden. The Turning torso. The bath house. The Öresund bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark. Next stop, Laholm. Not a bad place to sit down with a cup of… Continue reading

Rosenborg castle and more from Copenhagen, Denmark.

Strolled in the park around the castle. The rose garden. I prefer theese orange roses in front of the castle. I must say I was not that impressed with the rose garden! We… Continue reading

A lot of walking in Copenhagen, Denmark

View from the hotel in the morning, the Öresund bridge to Sweden in the horizon. Another view from our room.   The Swedish embassy. View from the Amalienborg castle (Where the royal family… Continue reading

Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Freetown we have heard of since we were young in the seventies! At the entrance was signs with rules: No cameras No running (causes panic) No cars No cocaine No guns We… Continue reading

Boat trip in Copenhagen, Denmark.

After a nice hotel breakfast we walked through Copenhagen’s long pedestrian area to Nyhavn. Decided to take a guided tour on the canals. Cost only 40 each!  (about 5$) (We have a… Continue reading

On our way to Copenhagen, Denmark.

Me and my hubby decided to take a couple of days in Copenhagen. It is only 3 1/2 hours drive from Gothenburg. Stopped for lunch at Paradis restaurant with this view in Träslövsläge,… Continue reading

Rosenlund, rose garden, Jönköping, Sweden.

  Perfect day at the perfect time of the year to visit the rose garden!   Helenae hybrida, Honey rose.   This is my favorite. Nuits de young, Centifolia, Muscosa.      

A lovely summer day in Jönköping, Sweden.

We have 2 sons living in the city Jönköping. They took us around touristing during the weekend. The first day we visited Visingsö as I showed in my previous post. Evening we walked… Continue reading

The Vising island, Visingsö, Sweden,

Parked the car in Gränna harbour. Lighthouse Gränna harbour. Boarded the ferry and left Gränna. The lake Vättern was very calm and the weather perfect! Arriving to Visingsö, after 25 minutes. The fortress.… Continue reading

Road trip to Mostorp farm, to buy ecological raised pork.

Mostorp Castle, we drove 1 hour south and here the grass has started to grow! The old main building. Bridge over the Suse creek (Suseån) Mostorp farm  raise grass feed cattle, have their… Continue reading

Cherry blossom in Washington DC !

Tree years ago we had the opportunity to experience a wonderful spring day  in DC! Walking around in only t-shirt! The Washington memorial. Amazing Magnolia at the White House! The Tidal basin and… Continue reading

I have never seen a town with so many bicycles!

  As it was holiday and Uppsala is a big university city, we did not se that many biking…   But we could se that the bike lanes where used all winter!  … Continue reading


Easter tree at Vaksala torg. We stayed in Hotel Svava. Very good except we had the room under the kitchen…woke up about 5.30 when they started prepare for breakfast! View from the hotel… Continue reading

The Cathedral, Uppsala, Sweden. (Domkyrkan)

The Cathedral. Stone sculptures since the 12th century, King Erik in the middle. The relic casket of king Erik (12th century) Johan III (Son of Gustav Wasa) Carl von Linne’ Some people just… Continue reading

Uppsala Castle, Sweden. (Uppsala slott)

At noon Easter Sunday the sun started to warm up! People sat outside in the sun. A very traditional swedish cafe’ Not much for us on the LCHF diet! A coffe on the… Continue reading

Uppsala surroundings.

Old Uppsala, Sweden (Gamla Uppsala) 3 royal (Vikings) burial sites from the 6th century. Old Uppsala Cathedral, (Gamla Uppsala domkyrka) Built in the 12th century, on the site where the vikings had their… Continue reading

Easter trip to Uppsala, Sweden.

  From Gothenburg we had a 5 hour drive. The weather was excellent for driving! We stopped for a break in Finnerödja (Famous in Sweden for their strawberries)   Back in the car… Continue reading

A day trip to Öland, Sweden’s second biggest island.

Långe Jan, the light house on the south end. Nils Holgersson was here! Inside the light house. 197 steps to climb! A great workout! The view was breathtaking, the weather perfect! Windmills everywhere.… Continue reading

A sunny weekend in Kalmar, Sweden.

Halfway of our 4 hour drive from Gothenburg we stopped for a snack and a leg stretch. A beautiful lake in the sun but freezing cold with some snow on the ground! Kalmar… Continue reading

Boat trip on the Osterfjord.

We stayed in the white house! Bryggen from seaside. Bergenhus fortress. Built the 13th century. Parallel parking! The fjord is more than 600 meters deep so they could not fasten the bridge down… Continue reading