Sweden's second largest city

Trip Start Aug 11, 2009
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Trip End Oct 05, 2009


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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Gothenburg proved to be a delightful second city.  It was full of ethnic restuarants, shopping, and public transit in the shape of a tram or trolley.  It's probably one of the only cities that doesn't have an underground.  Even though it's Sweden's second largest, it's still feels quiet and small.  I hiked to the top of a hill where there was a fortress that had been built to spy the Danes.  It had a great view of the city.  Also went up to a bar in the top of a hotel; it was on maybe the 26th floor, which is really high for scandanavia.  In Denmark, they have a law that no building can be above five stories, as it disrupts the skyline of the old churches and buildings.  
Went to two great art exhibits there.  One had ridiculous signs from around the world and the other was a traditional, yet memorable historical and modern art museum.  Also, took a walk down by where the North Sea comes in.  I'm finding that's a common, yet very nice activity.  A lot of cities have canals, fjords, lakes, ports or some kind that are nice to have a long walk around.  I spent two days in Gothenburg and then on to Stockholm!!
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