Sweden - part 3 - rural areas, Eksharad, Rattvik

Fifth day started with Haverud Aqueduct in Dalsland area, place where road, railway and waterway meet.

We stopped at Ekenas, small village, very peaceful place.

We stayed for the night at Ransaten Camping, nice place, 425SEK for a night.

Our 6th day started with Fryken Lake, then we went to Ekharad.

At the end of the day we spent the night at the greatest place during our whole visit - Camping Gronklitt Stugby Bjornen. It's not on a main track so it's not so obvious to find, but that's definitely worth it. 625SEK for a night at very high standard and very close to nature.

7th day - big car show at Rattvik. City is known for the longest pier in Scandinavia - 625m. Water in the lake was extremely clear.

While searching for a place to sleep we visited Camping Framby Udde.

New design toy

Recently I came across very useful yet very simple application to create patterns from every image you upload to it. It's quite fun, a bit like looking through kaleidoscope when searching for a pattern you like. It's called Repper pro. Check this short video that shows the possibilities of this app.

I bought the full version of course (29EUR). Check their website: http://repperpatterns.com/ . And here are some cool stuff I've been able to create with it.

"Metal flowers" throw pillow, available at Redbubble shop: http://www.redbubble.com/people/domcia/works/14501957-metal-flowers

"Metal flowers" throw pillow, available at Redbubble shop: http://www.redbubble.com/people/domcia/works/14501957-metal-flowers

"Green triangles" bedsheets, available at Redbubble store: http://www.redbubble.com/people/domcia/works/14480014-green-triangles?p=duvet-cover

"Green triangles" bedsheets, available at Redbubble store: http://www.redbubble.com/people/domcia/works/14480014-green-triangles?p=duvet-cover

"Purple buttons" laptop casing, available at Redbubble store: http://www.redbubble.com/people/domcia/works/14480683-purple-buttons?p=laptop-skin

"Purple buttons" laptop casing, available at Redbubble store: http://www.redbubble.com/people/domcia/works/14480683-purple-buttons?p=laptop-skin

"Snowflake" tote bag, available at Redbubble store: http://www.redbubble.com/people/domcia/works/14479484-snowflake?p=tote-bag

"Snowflake" tote bag, available at Redbubble store: http://www.redbubble.com/people/domcia/works/14479484-snowflake?p=tote-bag

Sweden - part 2 - Marstrand and its vicinity

Second part from my trip to Sweden. Fourth day started with a trip to Lacko Castle, nice building but not very much to see when it comes to interior. Although placed in a lovely location.

In the afternoon we went to see little town called Marstrand with 17th century fortress. It's definitely worth visiting. We haven't been inside the fortress due to lack of time, but from it's vicinity there's a stunning view.

On our way back from Marstrand we stopped on a parking where we saw a lot of old cars. "Raggare" is what you want to google if you want to read about Swedes love to vintage American cars.

Sweden - part 1 - Malmo, Goteborg

This is long overdue, but finally I finished with photos from my last vacation in Sweden. Our trip began in Rostock, Germany after a day-long ride by car, with overnight ferry to Malmo, Sweden.

Waiting for our transport.

Waiting for our transport.

Our ride - Stenaline ferry.

Our ride - Stenaline ferry.

Early in the morning, after arrival in Sweden we started sightseeing by walking around Malmo. Our first stop was the famous Turning Torso building and it's vicinity.

Scene from theater museum.

Scene from theater museum.

Because we started sightseeing so early in the morning, there was still time to find a place for the night and visit huge ZOO called Skanes Djurpark. I finally had a chance to see moose, as on my trip to Norway I didn't have the chance, they hid themselves very well. :) Shots didn't go well so only 4 from the park.

Our first night was at Ullstorps stuguthyrning camping with 600SEK for a night. This place is extremely quiet and peaceful. It's also very close to Skanes Djurpark ZOO and we even got discount for the ZOO just for staying there.

Who does not love Swedish roads?

Who does not love Swedish roads?

On our second day we travelled to Alingsås and stayed in Lygnareds Camping (350SEK/night), this time not a cabin but a room. We had a lazy evening, swim in the nearby lake (water was extremely clean and extremely cold!), play cards, just the usual stuff. We rested well before our trip to Göteborg the next day. The city welcomed us with heat and clean sky and a small welcome committee. We started with city's port. I wouldn't be myself if I didn't photograph birds and ships...

This is a building called "Lipstick", we went upstairs to check to view. Of course we needed to pay, but it was a rather small amount.

Göteborg Opera is located very close to the Lipstick building.

After this we went Maritiman museum. Visiting the ships inside the museum took as a few hours but it was definitely worth it. I took a lot of photos and selecting only few was a struggle!

Kitchen on ship Fladen - Maritiman Museum.

Kitchen on ship Fladen - Maritiman Museum.

Inside of Flodsprutan II ship, fire-fighting vessel - Maritiman Museum.

Inside of Flodsprutan II ship, fire-fighting vessel - Maritiman Museum.

HMS Smaland (destroyer) - Maritiman Museum.

HMS Smaland (destroyer) - Maritiman Museum.

The most interesting to see was Swedish submarine Nordkaparen from 1962.

Later we went to see more city centre, district called Haga was particularly eye-catching.

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When you drive into Göteborg with your own car you will be directed to free parking spaces with electronic boards, very neat. We eventually stayed in Rosenlund 2 parking with 15SEK/1hour or 80SEK/12hours fee.