Sweden
Jönköping

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  • Day442

    Långasjön Lake badplass

    September 11, 2017 in Sweden

    We tried not to travel too far today because we didn't want to find ourselves at the ferry crossing to Denmark. We had a small breakfast because we knew we'd soon pass through the town of Jönköping and planned to have a Max burger for lunch. Every country we have visited so far has had MacDonalds and Burger King outlets. When we entered Sweden, we saw that they had competition - Max! We've avoided these international burger retailers for years but Max seemed to be a uniquely Swedish experience and so we decided to dip our toes in and try it. Handily there was a menu board outside so we knew what we wanted by the time we got in. Many of the options had a strange mix of English and Swedish; 'Lyxshake' for example. Vicky ordered in Swedish and was pleasantly surprised when the person taking the order replied in Swedish (normally people decide that our grasp of their language is so poor that it will be easier for everyone if they use English). In fact, the whole conversation was carried out in Swedish, Vicky using her intuition over linguistic expertise to work out what was being asked. What's more, we got what we wanted without pointing - result! We took our tray of two burgers, fries and milkshakes to a high, wipe-clean table that hadn't been wiped clean and sat with them under the glow of a light shaded by a large dome of orange perspex that Will hit his head on. The food was ok, the fries cut from potato with the skin intact at either end but our tongues tingled from the sugar and presevatives. We are glad we tried it once, even at i er £10 each, but this Max experience wouldn't be changing our habit of avoiding these type of food retailers.

    Moving on, we ended up at the end of a gravel track in a wonderful pine forest grove on the sandy shore of Långasjön lake. There was another van and caravan there when we arrived and a few cars came and went, but we were by ourselves in the peace and quiet most of the time. There was a compost toilet, bin, one of the flat bottomed rescue boats and a ladder as we've often seen in places up here where the water is likely to freeze over. A wooden jetty had been hauled on shore now that the summer had passed. Unlike the expansive Lake Vättern, we could see accross to the opposite shore of 'Long Lake' and on the first morning we took a walk along the soft narrow woodland path that skirted the bank. The wind that swayed the tops of the tall pines was strong but not cold. Will took our mushroom book with him and began to identify some of the many funghi that had sprung up. There were lots of a big brown sort that was deadly poisonous but we couldn't find any chanterelles to forage. We suppose the more experienced locals had already collected the most obvious ones. There were however still many billberries and lingonberries in some parts of the forest and after Will had picked a bowl full, he boiled them up and made a jar of jam!
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  • Day440

    Rödån Restplace, near Lake Vättern

    September 9, 2017 in Sweden

    We are in that strange limbo where we are coming to the end of our stay in a country before travelling on to the next. There aren't many kilometers to go to the short ferry hop that will take us from Sweden to Denmark and so we are whiling away our time, soaking in the essence of Sweden; lakes countryside and forest.

    Today we pulled in at a layby opposite riding stables, bringing back happy memories of our time at Jan-Ols Gården. The layby was adjacent to a woodland where space had been cleared for a couple of wooden picnic benches. There were trails leading off in the direction of Lake Vättern which, although we couldn't see it, we knew to be on the other side of the trees. On today's drive we'd seen snippets of the lake when the forest had been kept at bay and when buildings weren't in the way. It is becoming gradually more densely populated as we head further south. When the heavy rain stopped we each went out to explore the paths which, to our disappointment we found to be 'poo paths' people had used to get to a place they could go to the toilet, leaving off-white tissues strewn at the sides. What a shame. We tried to forget about them when we were back in the van looking out on the beautiful autumn woodland and succeded most of the time.Read more

  • Day5

    5. Tag Wunderbar

    July 3 in Sweden

    Nein ein Pickerl braucht man nicht für die Autobahn. Jedenfalls hatte ich keins. Das passiert mir bestimmt nicht mehr. jetzt sitze ich in einem schönen Restaurant am VätternSee oberhalb Jönköpping. Traumwetter ich kann’s kaum glauben. Es war heute ein super Tag mit 224 km und 1100 Höhenmeter, Wind war o.k. so kann’s weitergehen!😎🚴🙋🏻‍♂️

  • Day21

    Hannes wollte aus nostalgiegründen (er hat hier 19hundertschnee einmal übernachtet) in bleiben! Aber es war alles ausgebucht... gott sei dank.... ein cp ohne bäume und in sardinenform!
    Wir haben dann nur die berühmten Polkagrisar gekauft und sind dann weiter gefahren!

  • Day17

    Mottel Vätterleden bei Gunneryd

    October 5, 2016 in Sweden

    Motell Vätterleden ist irgendwie unser häufgster Stopp geworden, auf dem Weg zwischen Stockholm und Göteborg.
    Die Gegend drumherum ist übrigens auch für einen entspannten Sommerurlaub geeignet. Da waren wir auch schonmal. (Das Hochladen hier, habe ich auf dem Zettel)

  • Day2

    Bunn, Sverige

    April 27 in Sweden

    Efter att GPS:en tog oss till en genväg som visade sig vara smal, krokig och backig, så hamnade vi på en ställplats som hette Bauer gården. En fantastisk plats mitt ute i de småländska skogen. Denna plats kan vi varmt rekommendera! 10 av 10😊

You might also know this place by the following names:

Jönköpings län, Joenkoepings laen, Jönköping

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