Montag, 20. Juni 2016

Östersund & into the wild

I follow my way was up North at the coast. Many small islands make a very pretty and varied companion.

From time to time, I need to fill up my energy storage. The 'bensin station' is a good Place to Do that:

But then, as one of my bad habbits are sweets - I saw that sign, just after frukost (breakfast):
M A R Z I P A N - I could not help, I needed to stop for some godis

Because I like to get in contact with other people and to train my Swedish language skils (and because it is comfortable), I stay a lot in vandrahems (Youth Hostels). Here is the vandrahem in Sågen. Actually, it is an old trainstation. 

I am now North of the Vänern lake. It is becoming really lonely. Villages are rare and I need to plan ahead in terms of food. Talking about places, that are needed: It is the time of the European Football Championship EM 2016. My iPad helped me a couple of times in a small shop w/internet somewhere in nowhere. 

Next stop: Mora - known for the Vasaloppet (The Vasa Race) and the Dalahäst - the Swedish horse.

I hat my second beer, a couple of days ago on one of these lonely roads.

I am having some restdays in Östersund and will continue North!

Freitag, 10. Juni 2016

Skärgården - Skagerrak

AFrom Ystad, I stayed in the South-coast. Very old oval standing stones needed to be discovered by me.

I drove a little bit North in the Skågen East-Coast, but decided to cross over to the very promissing West coast. On the way, my first beer had been 'reached'

West-Coast Tylösand near Halmstad. 

My first restday was in Göteborg. The Vandrahem (Youth hostels) are nice, but pretty expensive. Göteborg City wanted 130€ per night!!! Normal YH charge about 42€. Still a lot. 

Now I am in the swedish archipelago (Skärgåtan / Schären). On of theses things why I love Scandinavia. 

Samstag, 4. Juni 2016

Kommissar Wallander

Made it to Ystad, the town of Mankells Wallander.

The Police-Station:

His fovorite Café:

I had one of these tourist trap Wallanders - but I liked it!

Now, I will Continue North.

Donnerstag, 2. Juni 2016

Baltic Sea

I made my way to Schwerin with is incredible castle

The roads are more calm in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Nearly every road has a cycle path. Some areas are quite remote. 

As the prices for "my fuel" are quite high in Scandinavia, I stocked up before Sweden. 

(actually, the whisky prices on the ferry are not that cheap)

The early ferryboat leaves Rostock Überseehafen at 8am, which meant for me getting up at 5am. From my Hotel, only 10km away from the Harbour, I made the early start. 

Currently, I am on the ferry on the baltic sea. 

Mittwoch, 1. Juni 2016

„ich hab' rübergemacht”

The day full of sunshiene yesterday  ended at Uelzen with it's beautiful Hundertwasser train station. 

Today, I crossed the River Elbe, that used to be the border between East- and West Germany.