Gothenburg: Birthday 2014
First up in Gothenburg, cookies and coffee at what seems to be like their Urban Coffee Co, Da Matteo. They are everywhere and I understand why tasting this cookie! I didn't get to taste many more as cake & coffee seemed to rule the rest of our trip, but we bought some yet to be opened box of cookies home.
When I'm travelling, for some reason I always crave pizza, maybe because I rarely have it in the UK or because I feel it's an easy meal to be satisfied with no matter what the locals normally eat. Then I end up not having it! When we got to Gothenburg, it's the first thing we looked for and this pizza place around the corner was old school loveliness.
I had to get a snap of the washing line across the street to promote the jeans shop - the one that repairs your jeans every time you tear them - If you buy them from there of course.
Flora Hotel in Gothenburg was a roomy delight which we chose for the location and because it had a bath tub, so hard to find in these parts. Couldn't get away from the separate duvets though. Nooooo!
After deliberately staying in a residential area in Stockholm, it was lovely to be in the middle of everything here.
On my birthday, after presents, we had the perfect Swedish lunch in an old part of the city, followed later by fine dining burgers at a very busy 'metal' themed restaurant called 2121 (especially for Rush fans). Owned by a local band, as we discover afterwards, all the burgers named after songs and bands but I could only just hear the heavy metal music above the noise - it was packed!
Then I decided to go to the most grandest hotel for a hot chocolate night-cap. We kept popping into the Grand Hotel in Stockholm but never got to enjoy their hospitality, so in this city, on my birthday, it seemed apt to empty out our cash reserves for it!