I braved the cold breeze (okay breeze is being kind) and headed into central Gothenburg and began by getting a svelte haircut in a shop on one of the city’s fashionable pedestrian-only streets. With a few pounds of hair missing from my head, I made my way through downtown and stopped at the Maritime Museum (Sweden’s largest floating museum/Sweden’s only accessible U-Boat) and walked through a destroyer, various fishing vessels, and of course a U-boat. I then caught a tour of the Gothenburg Opera House, one of Europe’s newest but most notable opera companies, where we were shown throughout the backstage and around the nautical-themed foyer.
A friend and I had Tapas at La Sombrita on Lilleplatan, one of the best areas of the city for restaurants and bars.
Today I started out early and made my way through Slottskoggsparken to the zoo which recreates the North Country of Sweden for the various elk, moose, and goats that roam the rocky terrain. I hopped on one of the trams that is Gothenburg’s main transportation system and visited the City Museum to see the only remaining Viking ship in Sweden (remains is the key word), then finally strolled down the Avenue, the Champs-Élysée of Gothenburg, to check out the various shops and restaurants the street is known for.
Tomorrow on to Malmo, then finishing up in Copenhagen. The week is going by way too fast.
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