Sweden!

Last weekend I ticked another country off the list!

This weeks city was Gothenburg – where Batman lives =)

I stayed at Slottsskogens Hostel, which was walking distance to the city centre and close to a few sights. I arrived quite late on Friday night so it was straight to bed for me, but Saturday I was up and on the hunt for a currency exchange and a supermarket to get breakfast. Scandinavian countries are known for being expensive so I was wary to be careful to save money where I could.

I walked around the small parks based in the city then I headed for the Universeum to take cover from the looming rain. Worth doing if your into science and / or animals.

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I took a stroll through the Haga district, up to a beautiful view over Gothenburg at Skansen Kronan then onto the Botanical Gardens. The gardens were covered with many brightly coloured flowers, and it was free! Nice and peaceful if you want somewhere to relax or take a picnic and soak up the sun.

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Sunday was a walking tour run by the hostel, which was was a walk then history but still fun listening to the Italian guy chat away. I meandered through the central city, back to near my hostel where there is a massive park called Slottsskogen, but the rain stopped me from perching somewhere so I headed home.

Monday I caught the tram out to Saltholmen, to catch a ferry through the Southern Archipelago islands. They are rocky islands and the southern ones are mostly car-less. I got off at Vrango and went for a nature walk and had to make a run for it to grab the ferry back. It was unfortunately time to make my way back to the city to collect my things and head to the airport.

Until next time x

Kent Coast

Broadstairs, United Kingdom

I am a little late on this post. A couple of weekends ago I made my way out to Kent to Broadstairs. It was blue skies and sunshine, and there were people already enjoying the beach when I arrived so after a quick look around I joined them!

It was really relaxing and peaceful, I laid out my sarong and laid back to soak up the rays. It was the first time since I’ve been in the UK that I knew I would be getting in the water! After a short while a lovely lady asked if she could join me and I welcomed her next to me. After a slight language barrier I found out she was from Turkey and was there learning English for the next couple of months. It was nice to have some company.

Before the sky clouded too much I took the plunge and made my way to the water, it was FREEZING!! But I was determined to have at least one experience in the water before the summer ends.

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Once I had dried off a bit I made my way along the beach to check out the bays either side of Broadstairs. I wanted to check out Botany Bay which was about 5 bays along. It was quite a trek on the sand but luckily for the coastal trail on the way back or it may have been a very slow journey on the way back.

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All and all another favourite coastal area where the people are friendly and the food was delish! I would definitely recommend checking this little town out.

Until next time x

Girls Getaway!

This weekend I went away with my friend to Brighton. We stayed in Hove which is a 20min walk from Brighton centre at Seadragon Backpackers. If you don’t want to be in the busy centre of Brighton or don’t mind the walk, I would really recommend this backpackers. The guy that worked there was lovely, I am Coeliac and they provided gluten free bread, it was a really quiet area and clean.

Friday and Saturday night were spent bar hopping. We went to a couple in Hove then headed towards Brighton. My favourites were the The Lion and Lobster, they have a gorgeous terrace area on the roof! and The Gin Tub – it only opened a couple of weeks ago, its an intimate cocktail bar where you order drinks at the bar using an old school phone at your table.

Saturday night we went to a restaurant called SIX, and the food was so yummy! It was organic, healthy healthy and fresh and the staff were so nice! Definitely recommend going there!

Although it seems like all we did was eat and drink (which we kind of did), we went on the Vertical Pier that has just opened, the electric train, and got some much needed sunbathing in and walking the Lanes. So many funky shops to be seen. Brighton is a good getaway rain or shine, just make sure to bring a windproof jacket as it can be super windy!

Until next time x