6 Days in Gothenburg, Sweden. Early April. What to expect?

So, I’ve visited Gothenburg this easter, and I liked it enough that think I could live there – a quiet city surrounded by beautiful nature.

I’m going to list a few things I liked and maybe make you want to visit Gothenburg one day, too?

– Having visited Delsjöområdet, a local (huge) park on a quiet Sunday morning, almost everyone was running. As a runner myself I was excited to see so many people of all ages so active!

-Breakfast at the lovely hotel. Cosy atmosphere, quiet people who put the chairs back when finished. 

-No one was shouting on the streets. It may come off as a weird statement, but coming from London, it’s a change. For people who visited London – have you ever noticed it?

-Not a heavy drinking culture. It is absolutely amazing.

-Fresh Air. Once again, Londoner in me can’t help but point out. Was close to taking a jar of air with me.

-Food, I had smoked salmon at the Cafe on Vrango – a southmost island on the Gothenburg archipelago and it was great. Overall healthy choices almost everywhere, loads of gluten free stuff too. Yay!

-People. Reserved but really friendly, no awkwardness, no small talk.

-Scandinavian skincare… I bought too much. My mum said that Lumene hydrating serum is better than the one she had from Clinique. Another good reason to ditch big companies who test on animals.

As for the pictures – I’ve taken them with my iPhone 6s, I wanted to do a small experiment and didn’t bring my camera with me. Tell me what you think about them!

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Asperö

 

 

Delsjöområdet

 

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That’s me!

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Are you wondering how to prepare for the weather in the early April? I regretted not taking my timberlands… Unless you won’t be hiking 🙂

Things to take with you, if you plan to visit nature parks:

  • A good pair of gloves. We took cycling gloves as we were planning to cycle.
  • Seriously, take timberlands. But I recommend a lighter version, I have them and they are great!
  • Comfortable and warm outwear. Thankfully I took my parka with me, but I really want to buy this one Fjällräven Keb Padded Insulated Jacket
  • Backpack! I adore the Kanken, and it’s waterproof! They’re on sale now, I might get another one.

Disclaimer: I put affiliate links on this blog, but I recommend things that I feel are great and worth buying.

How do you like the photos? Have you ever been to Sweden?

 

London’s Vegan and Gluten Free Scene Series/Nama Foods. Notting Hill

Hello, Everyone!

I never thought I would like to write a review of a restaurant, but I definitely changed my mind after trying Nama’s Italian Wrap and their amazing Cheesecake. The food was good enough that after visiting Nama an idea to start a post series came to my mind. It will be called London’s Vegan and Gluten Free Scene Series. Or something like that. You get the point.

What was so amazing about Nama?

Everything was gluten and wheat free, it was extremely exciting for me because I could order anything! It doesn’t happen a lot when I eat out.
The taste! My Italian wrap: ‘Herbed macadamia ricotta, Pomodoro, green pesto, semi-dehydrated tomatoes, balsamic mushrooms, spinach, carrot’ That day I fancied some veggies for lunch and that wrap was absolutely everything I wanted. Vegetables were fresh and crispy, and the taste of the ricotta was much better than the original, regular ricotta./ and my fiancee’s blueberry cheesecake: Brazil nut and coconut crust, cultured cashew and blueberry filling, candied coconut’.  I’m so sorry mum but I think it was the best cheesecake in the world (:D). It was a blueberry cheesecake but it also had a little bit of chocolatey taste, it wasn’t too sweet, it was just great. And in my opinion, it was different than other raw desserts I tried because I could taste the coconut, not just the coconut oil which is added everywhere when it comes to raw desserts.

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The way our meals were presented. They were served beautifully, it always makes me eat slower!
Really nice staff. But for the next time -leaving one menu on the table would have been useful 😀

I will definitely visit the place again, I really need to try their blueberry pancakes! I highly recommend visiting Nama Foods, you will not regret it.

This is my genuine opinion, the post isn’t sponsored!

What is also cool about them is that they also provide raw food courses (click). I think I will consider it as my skills are horrible when it comes to desserts and their presence.

Londoners ( or not Londoners who visited London and tried some vegan places) do you know any other vegan and gluten free friendly places? I really want to check them out! Please, let me know in the comments, email me or send a pigeon. Will be waiting.