Hotell Barken Viking
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... to Keil on the day we arrived in Gothenburg, today. As it happened there were tickets available, & almost half price for today as opposed to tomorrow. So, we got onto the ferry, & had a lovely dinner & sleep in a proper room, not the coffin which we sleep in every other night. Having said that I am used to sleeping in the van now, & do get a good night sleep despite it being such a limited spaced, in that I hit the roof with my hand if I try to stretch my arms ...
... the next day in the van before settling on a beach late afternoon when the wind had picked up. As we drove around the little roads near the beaches we saw loads of people walking and cycling wearing bath robes. We thought they must have just come out of a sauna (not wanting to stereotype the Swedes or anything) but in the end decided that they must just use them to go to and from the beach. It was quite disconcerting to see attractive leggy Swedish ...
So, for our final day in Sweden we got to do the most Swedish thing we could...visit Ikea. Before that, though, we visited a friend of Peta's who, along with a couple of other blokes, has set up a boutique brewery. It must be good because they can't keep up with orders, even after expanding their floorspace. Next we were off to Ikea. (Tram for part of the journey, then bus. The tram service in Gothenburg is pretty amazing. I don't know why you would want a car ...
... and then they used a secret weapon...me! When we got up on the stage, I was leading the line of beautiful blue-shirted ESTIEMers. Then I stepped forward towards the newbies and gave them brief ESTIEM story and aims of the organisation ... in RUSSIAN! If only you could see the faces of these poor little Swedes! :D To say they were shocked to death is to say nothing. After my Russian tale one of the local ESTIEMers laconicly added: Well, that's pretty enough to know ...
The weather was forecast to deteriorate over the late afternoon and to be horrible on Thursday. We therefore decided to set off before lunch to head north to another island where we would have enough to do for 2 days. As we went for our showers we saw a group of divers preparing themselves and I thought it might be an idea to have one of them check our hull and Greta went to speak to them. They weren't available but they knew someone who was, a nice chap called Jeremy ...