Thursday, September 30, 2010

Europe tour Interail 2006 : Göteborg, first day of rain

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We waited five hours in København's train station before taking the train to Göteborg I already told you in the previous Interail trip how much I hate København train station. When we arrived in Göteborg it was raining that was our first day with rain that was kind of sad as the color of the city would have looked a lot better with sunshine, but we had to use our funny rain poncho and that's fun. The temperature drop of about 20 degrees was a big change too. We walked in Gustav Adolfs Torg (Gustav Adolfs' square) with a statue of king Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, the founding father of Göteborg. There is also a Gustav Adolfs Torg in Stockholm. Later we went to the harbour at the border of the Göta älv river. This river drains lake Vänern, the largest lake of Sweden into Kattegatt a part of the Northern Sea between Denmark and Sweden. We went back to the city center and walk in pedestrian streets and in Kungsportsavenyen the main avenue of the city considered as the Swedish Champs-Elysées. We walked to the fortification and Skansen Kronan. Göteborg has also the largest university of all Nordic countries. We then took the train to Oslo and Bergen. It is considered as the most exciting and beautiful train ride in the world, 496 kilometers and the highest mainline railway line in Northern countries. We unfortunately ride it at night so we didn't really see that much of it.
Europe tour Interail 2006 : Introduction 
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