Yesterday I just got back from an amazing family road trip. I thought I would share the story of the trip and some pictures for you guys since I haven’t posted in a while and Summer 2015 is coming to an end. When I get back to Japan I will be updating a lot more on my blog, so don’t worry. Anyways, lets get right into the trip.
It all started Tuesday when my parents, brother and I all jump in the car with our luggage and start heading to Örentorp which is a beautiful place in Sweden. We were invited by some family friends to stay with them. When we arrived we were super welcome by our friends. Later that evening, my brother Patrik, and my father went crayfishing with Per, and Max (family friends). It was very cool and a completely new experience for me. When we came back, we all sat and talked until it was ready for dinner. The dinner was these amazing crayfish that they had fished the day before and honestly, they were the best I’ve ever tasted. When we were all done with dinner we sat and talked until 12:00 and thats when the youngest son in their family, my brother and I decided to play some card games. While we played we talked and had really fun. At 1:00 we all went to sleep so we could manage the next day.
Patrik and I wake up at 6:00 so we can get ready to pick up the cages from the ocean so we catch some crayfish. Per taught Patrik and I how to hold them and tell which ones are big and which are small. We threw the small ones back in the ocean and one of them pinched me. Although it didn’t hurt that much, it took me by surprise so I screamed a little. We then had breakfast and started driving again to the next stop, Gothenburg.
Patrik and I went to Liseberg, which is a huge amusement park in Gothenburg. For those who don’t know what Gothenburg is, it is the second biggest city in Sweden and it is not where Batman lives. Although, that would be pretty awesome. Liseberg was filled with people so every line for the roller coasters was at least an hour. We had a fast pass for three of the roller coasters so we didn’t have to wait in line for three of them. The rest of the roller coasters had such a long line so we wouldn’t have time to wait for all of them so we just went on two others, Helix and Kanonen. They were fun but such a long line for such a short ride!
We then headed to the hotel and got ready for dinner, I wore my black pencil skirt, floral tank top, black kimono, and red converse. We then went to dinner at a restaurant called Joe Farelli’s. I had the pasta al vongole (pasta with clams), and it was delicious. The whole family then walked around Gothenburg and looked around since there was a huge festival. When we got back to the hotel we watched a movie called “Just Friends”, and if you haven’t seen it, it is a must watch!
We wake up the next morning and start the day off by meeting my mom’s aunt, and cousin at a cafe. We talk and catch up until my family has to leave again for the next adventure ahead of us. The West coast of Sweden. When we got there, it wasn’t at all like my parents remembered and no hotels had rooms, so we just stayed for lunch and went to a huge aquarium. It was super cool and I didn’t know how all these fish looked like until we went to the aquarium. We then headed back to Gothenburg and texted my moms aunt and cousin to see if they wanted to meet us again. We met after we both had eaten and we had dessert, well actually I had dessert and then they kept hanging out but Patrik and I headed towards the hotel again because we were kind of tired.
The next morning we get in the car at 10:00 to start driving back to Stockholm. I listened to my favorite podcast thats called “Mathilda och Andrea Podcast”, and it is just tow 19 year-old girls talking about all different kind of stuff and if you speak Swedish, you HAVE TO listen to their pod, because you will NOT regret it! I listened to about 20 episodes and each episode was 40-60 minutes. That is how addicting they are! And their podcast got me thinking, maybe I wanna do a podcast with a close friend or something. It just all seems very interesting and fun. Well, thats just another dream of mine. I guess I have a lot of dreams but thats a completely different topic so I’ll talk about that some other time. So, now I’m back in Stockholm and I leave on Tuesday again to go back to Japan. School starts Thursday so I will hopefully have all my school supplies by then. Anyways, here are some pictures of my adventurous road trip and my outfit.
Shop my outfit:
Skirt- Ambience Apparel
Tank- Bik Bok