onsdag 20 juli 2011

So, we're going to...

Gdansk? Yepp, me and D's first international travelling together goes to Gdansk, Poland. After an evening of argumentation we finally settled on Gdansk. I wanted places like Barcelona, Paris, Rome, Lissabon. He wanted St. Petersburg, Krakow and other east European cities. I asked some colleagues if anyone had been to Gdansk and they had. And loved it apparently. Situated in the north of Poland, 5 km from the shoreline, they say it's really pretty.

We found a small hotel in the old parts of the city, located between two canals. We'll be checking out the local sites (like the Neptune fountain in the image) and trying the food. I hear sausages are the thing there.

måndag 11 juli 2011

Heading for the Beach...

...or not! I really wanted to continue my days in the sun so D and I headed down to Falsterbo Beach. Half way there, D insisted to get of the bus. He was feeling really bad and looking a bit grey-ish. Now, don't feel bad for him, this was completely self inflicted. He and some friends had a massive throw-down on Saturday evening! After a small breather and some water he was feeling better and instead of continuing our journey we walked to Höllviksnäs.

Is this a boat or a house? A house-boat?

lördag 9 juli 2011

Ystad Saltsjöbad

I just got home from two nights at YSB. I had a lovely time with the whole Johnsson clan.

Situated right next to the shore, it was wonderful just to stand and look over the sea.

On arrival, we headed down to the pool. I managed to get a dip in the pool before treating myself to a pedicure. I don't know why I haven't done it before. It was really nice. We had dinner at the local inn just down by the road. Then we all almost fell asleep back in the bar area of the hotel. I guess it was all fresh air!

The following morning we woke up to a rainy Ystad. After a massive breakfast (eggs, bacon, croissants, fresh fruits, yogurt, pancakes, home made jams and anything else you can think of), we discovered the indoor pre-heated pool and the Jacuzzi.

When we can't go out and play, we stayed in and play some pool. Come dinner time, the weather cleared up and we went to the hotel restaurant. The food was amazing! I'll blog about it on my food-blog shortly.

The restaurant called Nero was very nicely decorated, all black and white.

tisdag 5 juli 2011

Need inspiration...

During the weekend I headed out to find some new books to read. Sometimes you might not want to read whats on the top selling list and you find yourself lost amongst classics, undiscovered gems and pure rubbish. How do tell? At Akademibokhandlen they had pre-packaged books of 4 with similar topics or genres. I really liked the idea and got a lot of inspiration.

The packages covered the whole scene: romantic literature, fantasy, classics, books about Malmö, "if you like that, you might like this" and more!