Gallivanting Around Gothenburg, Sweden
The weekend after my trip to Copenhagen, I travelled with a group of friends to Gothenburg (Göteborg). We initially decided to travel there because one of my friends wanted to see The Antlers, an American indie rock band, perform at Pustervik, a basketball court meets club venue. The rest of us joined for the adventure and the opportunity to see more of Sweden!
The day after the concert, we visited the Gothenburg Museum of Art (Göteborgs Konstmuseum).
My favourite part of the museum was the series of photographs portraying raw, authentic moments that were captured, often unknowingly, by photographer Vivian Maier.
I also enjoyed the modern artwork, displays and sculptures. There was a wall with audio equipment fit together like Tetris pieces, and an abstract painting of the Eiffel Tower.
Later in the day, we walked down by the canal, which is situated beside a beautiful park. We took a break to sit and enjoy the sunny, fall day. We travelled at a perfect time because the leaves were beginning to change colour, making the scenery around us even more breathtaking.
After our extended break, we continued our walking exploration of the city. As usual, I snapped a bunch of photos of the local architecture, including the Gothenburg University.
That evening, we went searching for a fish market we had heard about. When we got to the market, we learned it was closed for the evening. During our failed attempt to dine at the fish market, we discovered a nook overlooking the city.
After dinner, we decided to check out the nightlife in the area. We found a wine bar to celebrate my friend Gloria's birthday. After that, we checked out several other local bars and met a ton of interesting people before calling it a night and heading back to our hostel.
On our last morning in Gothenburg, we had initially planned to sight-see some more and visit a few museums, but our day was cut short when we realized the later train tickets had already sold out. Instead, we spent a relaxing morning at a cozy little restaurant, grabbing a big brunch and much-needed coffee.
Our weekend in Gothenburg was full of unique architecture, listening to new music and eating delicious food. I loved the busy feel of Gothenburg, and the cafes that lined the streets, where you can sit outside, drink coffee and people-watch. However, after a long weekend of sleeping in a hostel with no windows, it was nice to come back to my cozy, well-lit bedroom in Växjö.
I love that the cities in Sweden and Denmark are connected by train, making them accessible to travel to for a weekend. In two weeks, I will be setting off on another adventure, as I join a bunch of other students on a Baltic Sea cruise from Stockholm to Tallinn.