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Jul 30, 2017 - Gothenburg, Sweden

I started to Gothenburg from Copenhagen by Flixbus Saturday morning. The ride was beautiful. I'm so glad I took the bus instead of the train from Copenhagen to Gothenburg. It was the first time using Nettbuss which is a Swedish company. Very nice. The scenery was spectacular. Green and lush rolling hills of farmlands. I noticed that probably 80% of the cars are some sort of small station wagon like a Volvo, Peugeot, VW or Ford. This also turned out to be the car of choice in Norway as well. I started walking through the terminal and the...

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Jun 9, 2016 - Oslo to Gothenburg

Thursday June 9 Oslo to Gothenburg Today we took our time sorting out the suitcase before breakfast. Check out time was noon, so we had time for a short stroll in Studenterlunden Park after breakfast. It was a cool and cloudy morning but the sun came out as we walked. At a sunny spot in the Park, we stopped for a coffee and fed a few hungry sparrows with granola-bar crumbs. After finishing our coffees, we returned to the hotel to check out and walk slowly back along Karl Johans Gate to the railway station for the final leg of our journey...

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May 19, 2016 - Timmele -- Thursday

Thursday May 19 Another Swedish breakfast with Lars before he left to perform his volunteer duty of mowing the lawn around the historic inn, one of the several properties managed by the local historic and cultural sites committee. While Lars was away, we tackled the dishes from last evening’s get together. Many dishes later, everything was back in order, and we spent a leisurely few hours around Lars’ house. Shortly after Lars returned from his work, we left the farm for a drive to the sports centre where we had a light lunch at the golf...

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May 18, 2016 - Timmele -- Wednesday

Wednesday May 18 We woke well rested and enjoyed a pleasant breakfast of Muesli and yoghurt, boiled egg, slice ham, cheese and bread with Lars before logging in to check progress with the lost bag. The morning on-line status indicated that the bag would be delivered sometime on May 18. Consequently, our plans for the day are now revised to include waiting at Lars’ house until the bag arrives. Garys’s cell phone rang just after the breakfast dishes had been completed and we were assured by the voice on the other end of the line that the bag...

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May 17, 2016 - Arrive Gothenburg

Tuesday May 17 Upon arrival in Gothenburg, we discovered that only one of our two bags had made it to Sweden. On the bright side, out friend Lars was at the airport waiting patiently for us to come out of the baggage hall, which we eventually did with one suitcase and a ‘lost baggage tracking code’. After this delay, we had a one-hour drive to Lars’s place in Timmele, 8 km from the town of Ulricehamn , a municipality centre of about 9000. On arrival, Lars served a much-appreciated cup of tea with treats from the local bakery. Taking...

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Apr 23, 2016 - Day 18 - Göteborg to Malmö

Bit of a non day really. There's a big queue to check out of the hotel and we're waiting in line when Gav remembers that he got an email the previous night from the hotel chain saying you can use the email to check out. Very sensible. So we use the phone to check out, drop the door keys off, and we're out of this crazy busy place. But of course, it's such a long way to the station - just across the road so we're there in about 5 minutes or less. In time to get some food whilst we're on the train to Malmö. We get ourselves a salad which is...

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Apr 22, 2016 - Day 17 - Göteborg

Roger is feeling better today, and the weather is looking great, though cool still. Today we've decided just to have a bit more of a walk around town. We head down to Liseberg Park, their amusement park. Unfortunately it doesn't open until Saturday. We miss it by one day. It looks so much fun in there. Gavin is happy he's seen this, even if from the outside, because this is the site where in June/July Göteberg hosts their tv sing-a-long version of Lise på Liseberg....

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Apr 21, 2016 - Day 16 - Göteborg

Today was a walk to the Art Museum and get ourselves a little bit of cultcha and that. Interesting start to the day, though it isn't due to the volume of Volvo people milling about the breakfast room, but rather having breakfast sitting facing the window when bam! a man was thrown up against the windows on the outside of the hotel in the laneway by two people. Oh my gosh! A little shocked, we look around to see what others are doing. Should we be telling someone to call 112? Not to worry, it does appear that the two people holding the man...

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Apr 20, 2016 - Day 15 - Göteborg

Thankfully the early morning requirements are now done so we don't have to wake up before a civilised time to get going. Although, we hadn't considered the extra guests at the hotel for the Volvo competition. The breakfast room is full of what we consider to be eastern european languaged peoples. Not rude, but you really don't feature in their need to complete their breakfast ritual. I do like watching what people eat for breakfast since the hotel offers such a diverse range of foods with hot, cold, cereal and breads to baked beans,...

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Apr 19, 2016 - On the road, err, train, again.. Day 14 - BGO to GOT

A quick breakfast and we are off. The day is raining, nej pouring and we discuss the need for getting a cab to the train station. Alas we are also running out of time as we are leaving just a bit later than expected and don't really have time to wait around for a cab and set out on foot instead. The trains station is pretty direct from the hotel and so over the rough cobble stones we go. Rog's cold has gotten worse but he struggles through. Almost there, however and he takes a tumble tripping on his suitcase and slides across the footpath...

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Sep 1, 2014 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Proud Home of Volvo

On the west coast, this is Sweden's second largest city and proud home to Volvo. It was founded by King Gustavus Adolphus in 1621 and is situated at the mouth of the Gota River. It is the largest port in Scandinavia and we were anchored at what appeared to be a very large cargo area. Since our time in port was relatively short, we opted for a leisurely tour. There's a lot of Old World charm here and our first stop was at the Masthuggs Church. Perched high on a hill and built in 1914, there's a glorious view of Gothenburg. To get even a...

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May 16, 2012 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Day 8

Today we took the tram up to the University of Gothenburg. We were greeted by Patrik Aronsson and Tove Hedenrud who showed us around the campus and educated us on the pharmacy program at the Sahlgrenska Academy. Presentations included an overview of the campuses curriculum as well as background information on how pharmacies in the country of Sweden operate. The school has roughly 80 students enrolled per year and includes many similarities to our own school of pharmacy at the University of Florida such as practice experience and a firm...

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