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Ferry to Sweden

July flew by for us!  This is partly due to Christian & I not being home for most of the month.  While I was in Greece, Christian was in Australia for work.  Christian came home a few days before I arrived back in Germany from Greece.  After being back only one day in Germany, Christian & I departed for Sweden.  I loved Sweden…everything about it!  The beautiful landscape, water everywhere, the colorful wooden houses, the friendly people and so much more.  It is an outdoor-enthusiast’s paradise.  Everyone is outside, biking, hiking and swimming.  I told Christian that I wanted to move there.  He said that I would have to see if I enjoyed the winter as it gets pretty cold and snowy.  I revised my statement that I just wanted to summer there! 

We loaded up our car & drove to Hamburg after Christian got home from work & stayed the night visiting with his family.  The following afternoon, we drove to Kiel which is north of Hamburg to catch the overnight ferry to Göteborg, Sweden.

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We had two nights aboard the ferry (to & from Sweden), six nights camping & two nights in a hotel.  Our itinerary included the following, which I tried to highlight on the map.

-Ferry from Kiel to Göteborg

-2 nights stay in Kungshamn (Smögen) at Johannesvik campground

-2 nights stay near Lidköping at Kinnekulle campground on Lake Vänern

-2 nights in Stockholm (in hotel)

-2 nights in Askersund at Husabergsudde campground on Lake Vättern

-Ferry from Göteborg back to Kiel

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Back to the ferry ride!  We had an interior cabin with bunk beds. 

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We boarded the ferry at 6:45pm in Kiel, Germany & arrived in Göteborg, Sweden at 9:15am the next morning.  That evening we spent most of our time roaming around the outside deck watching as we passed by other boats and towns.

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One of the largest submarine builders.

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Naval museum.

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The next morning we had breakfast aboard the ferry and then went back outside to get our first glimpses of Sweden & the port of Göteborg!

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We took hundreds of photos on this trip (same as every trip) but this time I was just so excited about everything that we saw and did & Sweden left such a great impression on me.  It could have been that we spent almost all of our time outside and that the weather was perfect (shorts & t-shirts every day).  I hope these posts convince some of you to want to visit Sweden as well!  Next time I will share our time walking around Göteborg. 

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