got home a week ago, I swear I needed some time to recover from the holiday (long days in the car) but especially to get used to the work rythm again: a bit less sleep, long days in an office chair, then some time in traffic jams, .. time for a small retrospective conclusion !… Continue reading Sweden: in retrospect..
early out of bed, we want to take advantage of the mild morning temperatures to take a walk through the Wilhemshöhe Bergpark. there is an app that has all the info, though we get mixed signals about whether the impressive waterfall system will be operational. on the website it says there is maintenance, other sites say… Continue reading home!
no rush today, we need to do about 400 kilometers from Lübeck to Kassel. even taking into account the expected roadworks and traffic jams we have plenty of time to take it easy. up at eight, breakfast around nine: since this is a big business hotel the buffet is extensive. we enjoy it to the… Continue reading to Kassel
a bit of a dilemma about the road. we need to get from Kalmar to Lübeck and there are two options: take a ferry (either from Sweden or Denmark) or drive around through the Danish peninsula. strangely enough there does not seem to be much difference in the estimated travel times, it might be faster… Continue reading on the road again – again
we're visiting the island today. sounds simple enough, but it has a surface area of 1342 km² so we'll have to make some choices if we want to make it out before dark. we set off for the northernmost point and first visit Långe Erik, one of the many light houses on the island. we don't… Continue reading Öland
after packing, cleaning up a bit and hugging everybody goodbye, we hop into the car for the road east. today's goal is to reach Öland, according to Google Maps a five hour drive and 389 km. seems slow, but there are very few highways in this area. we'll have plenty of time to visit stuff… Continue reading to the east coast
if I start every post with a comment about the weather, it's because it really determines what we decide to do. since today promises to be a bit cooler but probably free of rain, we have a longer walk planned. we make our lunch in the morning: bread with cheese and ham, a bit of… Continue reading a long hike
today might be a bit rainy, so we've planned an activity that includes getting wet anyway. we have to drive all the way to Karlsborg, since the kayak rental on Stora Trehörningen is closed due to a scouts camp and the local camping kayaks - on lake Unden - are booked for the day. in… Continue reading a day on the lake
our first day together, a group of eight adults and four children between zero and nine years old. we're divided over two holiday homes right next to each other, otherwise there's nothing nearby but a farm or two, lots of trees and lakes, it's wonderfully peaceful. the temperature tonight was pretty warm, but open windows… Continue reading more trees and lakes, but also giant rocks
a much better night! it was a lot cooler and we experimentally discovered the best window configuration to maximize airflow and minimize bug intake, so we feel a bit more awake come morning. we conclude that the main disadvantage of sleeping in a zoo is the amount of children running around the breakfast buffet, nevertheless… Continue reading trees and lakes
we've had a very bad night.. the room was so warm that we had to resort to cold wet towels in the midde of the night! there was another big rainstorm and it got a bit better afterwards, so I think we've managed the minimum hours of sleep for full functionality. today's schedule is ruled… Continue reading animals all around
leaving from Göteborg, we take the coastal road towards Oslo and quickly turn off to follow local roads over/under the archipelago. there is quite some traffic, but then it's a Saturday and this area is popular with Swedes for a day out. we first stop at Bohus Fästning, which we only discovered by accident this morning… Continue reading Amur
I have mentioned this before, but it's worth repeating: it's very hot out here. the newspapers tell us it's hot all over the world and Belgium has had the hottest Friday July 27th ever! I believe Frederikshavn and Göteborg actually might be relatively cool because they're right at the seaside and there is a refreshing… Continue reading Hot!
after a comfortable night's sleep in the air-conditioned hotel room and a breakfast on the rooftop terrace, we walk back to the car park with our luggage. it's a week day so there's quite some movement in town, even though all the shops are still closed at this hour of nine. in the spirit of… Continue reading Neue Deutsche Härte
we have a busy morning: I'm working until noon while Arne prepares the house for a two week absence. We had such a busy time the last days that we still have to pack when I get off from work. This however motivates us to pack quickly: usually we would dither and doubt about how… Continue reading on the road again
We're meeting up with some friends in Sweden end of July and will spend a couple of days catching up, taking sauna's, watching the kids play and generally taking it easy. We could of course fly there just for the midweek but we figured a little adventure is in order so we're taking a road… Continue reading Road trip to Sweden