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Midsommar in Gothenburg; VLOG 5

Midsommar in Gothenburg

We spent our Midsommar in Gothenburg. ‘Midsommar’ is Swedish for Mid Summer. The Swedish people celebrate the longest and lightest day of the year in Summer. We went to Gothenburg to celebrate it there. But as you could see in a movie I uploaded last Friday, we were stuck in traffic for about 6 hours! In this blog I didn’t show you all of it, because I made a special movie for it.

So what did we do in Gothenburg when we arrived? We had a Midsommar night at least! We went to a ‘fackeldans’ as they call it. It’s a traditional Swedish dance during Midsommar and it started at 23.30. We went to Nääs Slott (a castle in Nääs). There we even met Dutch people who come here every year, for over 20 years now. Just for Midsommar, they still live in the Netherlands. The people here are playing music and dancing traditional dances. The ‘fackeldans’ is a dance with torches. People holding that in their hands because it’s dark. The real traditions behind this dance was not told to us, you probably need to be Swedish to know this. If any one knows why Swedish people have this dance like that, feel free to share it in a comment.

Midsommar in Gothenburg www.sofarsosabine.com Liseberg Lillebybadet Nordstan Göteborg

Items on the photo:
Sun glasses: Check here
Sun cream: Check here
Solid parfum: Check here

Apple hotel Gothenburg

The hotel we stayed in was Apple hotel Göteborg. Göteborg is the Swedish name of the city Gothenburg. Gothenburg is about 450 km South-West from Stockholm. The breakfast and dinner buffet are included in the price of the room you reserve. This was really great. The food was good. The first night we had typical Swedish Midsommar buffet and the second night we had Greek food.

Lillebybadet & Liseberg

It’s located close to the coast and we went the second day to the beach called Lillebybadet. An amazing quiet and big beach with lots of rocks and some forest close to it. Such an amazing view and the water was very bright. A bit cold though, but it’s Sweden. The day was perfect. It was not too warm, but about 25 degrees Celsius.  So that was great weather. I got some vitamin sea!  In the afternoon we went to Liseberg. It’s an amusement park like Gröna Lund in Stockholm. Liseberg is the biggest amusement park in Sweden. At night we had dinner and Mache loved to watch this endless European Cup haha. It was cool because it was a long day and I had to prepare the giveaway I had this week.

Nordstan

The last day we had the breakfast, then we checked out at 12.00 o’clock and we went to the city center for a while. It was very crowded though. We drove to the shopping mall Nordstan as well. It’s really nice, but since there were so many people, we decided to go back home to Stockholm. It’s about 4-5 hours driving, so it was a good idea to go. I was tired from the trip and we both were satisfied with what we did and saw. It was time to go home to Stockholm.

How was your Mid Summer? Did you celebrate it and how?

Please let me know what you think of my Midsommar in Gothenburg and the video above!

One more question, who do you think is going to win the Euro Cup?

Have a great weekend!

Sabine

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Maikel | Maikelsworld.com
    1 July 2016 at 08:15

    Its so much fun to see your vlogs!! It makes me feel like i am there with you guys :) gothenburg seems like a lot of fun, but not when it takes you hours in traffic. Looking forward to see more from you soon❤️

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      4 July 2016 at 00:11

      Thanks sweety! The traffic was not fun no =( But midsommar in Gothenburg was amazing.

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    Leny
    1 July 2016 at 08:31

    Leuk filmpje van Gothenburg, jammer van het oponthoud op de snelweg, 9 uur later dan gepland maar het was het waard, fijn ook dat de hondjes mee mochten, duidelijk verhaal en mooie foto’s ook.

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      sofarsosabine
      4 July 2016 at 00:11

      Ja het was volgens mij geen 9 uur, maar wel lang hahahah… Ik denk een uur of 6 extra. Leuk he met de hondjes op vakantie. Binnenkort ook naar NL!

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    Yara
    1 July 2016 at 15:19

    Wat een leuke vlog!
    Liefs,
    Yara

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      4 July 2016 at 00:12

      Bedankt Yara!

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    Kevin - JustKVN
    1 July 2016 at 19:11

    Leuke vlog, midsommar in Gothenburg ziet er heel leuk uit
    XX fijn weekend

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      sofarsosabine
      4 July 2016 at 00:12

      Dank je wel Kev, heb je een leuk weekend gehad? xx

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    misses popisses
    2 July 2016 at 20:18

    Hi
    I love your sunglasses – pretty unique and stylish.

    I spent my holidays in Venice, Calorle and Vienna but the weather was not that good. I habe another free workling week in August – hope this is going to be a cool time in rovinj :)

    Habe a nice day
    Elisabeth

    http://www.missespopisses.com

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      4 July 2016 at 00:12

      Hi Elisabeth,

      Thank you so much! Enjoy your holidays!
      xoxo

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    The Visual Traveler
    3 July 2016 at 16:13

    One of the European places that I hope to visit is Sweden. I’ve heard a lot about your country and at one point, I actually followed in the news your Royal Family. In a tropical country like the Philippines, we don’t celebrate Midsummer. We have festivals instead during the summer months. It looks fun though, your celebration.

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      4 July 2016 at 00:13

      Thanks a lot. The midsummer is something you have to see if you would ever come to Sweden!

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    Klaudia
    3 July 2016 at 19:13

    You know , I like you as a vlogger . I just thought when I read and watched of the very first times I have visited your blog and what a remarkable progress you are performing ! Great job , deep honest and from the heart . About the torches and the tradition . Midsommar is actually an international thing . It is just called different in different countries , but held on the same day . The fire is meant to chase away ‘left over bad spirits’ of the winter and welcome the summer , as the day falls on the longest day of the year. Here in Spain it is the Noche de San Juan ….bonfire all over at the beaches , all dressed in white , amazing atmosphere. In Germany, it is the Wallburgis Nacht ( if I remember well ) , something with witches dancing around bonfires. However , I like that night . It is quite a peaceful romantic celebration.

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      4 July 2016 at 00:13

      Wow Klaudia, thank you so much for your long comment. I appreciate it. This is new info to me, very helpful thanks a lot! xxx

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    Marge Gavan
    3 July 2016 at 21:43

    You even had the dogs with you, so cute! The traffic in our country goes for hours so really, I think 10 minutes is okay hahaha…

    How nice that they allow dogs in the hotel because I know most hotels don’t.

    Anyway, lovely video dear. It looks like midsommar in Gothenburg is a fun event.

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      sofarsosabine
      4 July 2016 at 00:14

      Yes we took them, they are part of the family. We enjoyed Midsommar in Gothenburg together. at booking.com you can check hotels and search especially for dog-friendly hotels. 😀

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    Claire Algarme
    4 July 2016 at 07:10

    It’s nice to see the sights through your video. The traffic was bad! It can be a downer when you travel. Your dogs are so cute! They are great travel companions, I guess. I hope to visit Europe someday and do a road trip from one country to another. :-)

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    ROBERT LEE
    4 July 2016 at 08:50

    Sabine,

    Wonderful to see your latest vlog and finally, someone else speaks! I smiled when I saw Pascha trying to stay awake in the horrible traffic. He looks like he could fall to sleep anything in the earlier part of the video. Hehehe.

    Bruce Springsteen was from my time. WE LOVE HIM!!! But of course, he is old now and not the same as before. Still, traffic and all, what is important is that you two had a good time together!

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    Charm Gamboa
    4 July 2016 at 09:24

    Your dogs are sooooo cuuuuute!!!!! Anyway, traffic really kills your excitement for trips. The hotel looks good especially the lobby but I think the bathroom is too small. I can see that you really enjoyed your trip. Looking forward to more of your vlogs :)

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    Xavier B
    4 July 2016 at 13:45

    The place looks fabulous, we are really interested by visiting scandinavian countries with my girlfriend. Specially for the culture and the history that we are passionate about. The traffic was unbelievable, but the accident was impressive. It’s really bad luck when it happens when you decide to go on holidays. Your dogs are cute, specially the one falling asleep in the back haha

  • Reply
    Nimi
    4 July 2016 at 20:03

    Your vlogs are always terrific. This time the pic you shared caught my eye.I am curious to know more about the solid perfume. The sunglasses are super classy !!!

  • Reply
    Koichi
    4 July 2016 at 23:34

    Nice video, Sabine!! Looks like you had a great time in Gothenburg!! I wonder where will your next adventure take you :)

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    Master Ryo
    5 July 2016 at 00:44

    European Summer is one of my dream.
    I envy your summer story but you look awesome with your vblog ,BTW!
    I hope to see more of your dogs featured too next time. lovely dogs!

    cheers! http://www.masterryo.wordpress.com

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    Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy
    5 July 2016 at 03:30

    Love your vlog! :) The place is great, the food too! Looking forward to view more next time! 😀

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    Lester
    5 July 2016 at 13:00

    Hey! It’s my first time here. Your vlog is very entertaining. I’m subscribing you on youtube :) The traffic is a bummer, believe me traffic here in the Philippines is much worse, but the important thing is you’ve had fun!

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      sofarsosabine
      5 July 2016 at 23:41

      Thank you so much Lester, that’s great to hear, I’m glad you like it and subscribed to my channel <3

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