Gothenburg in Photos

The weekend before I left Sweden my roommate and I took a quick overnight trip to Gothenburg. Our co-workers (even those who hail from the west coast city) scoffed, asking us in that semi-sarcastic-but-mostly-serious tone, "But what are you going to do there?" She has extended family there; I have a friend and former co-worker. And since we worked opposite shifts and never saw each other at the apartment, it was a nice pre-goodbye girls' trip. We wandered, shopped, had afternoon tea, commiserated over our respective boy issues, etc.

Highlights: delicious Italian food at La Strega, all the chic AF design stores in and around Inom Vallgraven, coffee at Da Matteo, pastries with the chocolate likeness of Gustavus Adolphus (former king and founder of Gothenburg), Slottsskogen park.

Photos below.

Traditional sweets in old town.

Traditional sweets in old town.

City center.

City center.

Slottsskogen - think a Swedish version of Central Park. 

Slottsskogen - think a Swedish version of Central Park. 

One of two resident moose at Slottskogen. According to signs his name is Mooses.

One of two resident moose at Slottskogen. According to signs his name is Mooses.

Lil Sebastian.

Lil Sebastian.

Gustavus Adolphus Princess Cake.

Gustavus Adolphus Princess Cake.