Since my last post, we have spent time exploring Hamburg and reuniting with old friends Nina and Sean, one of whom I met in Latvia and one in Canada. We visited some beaches in the North Sea, met some fellow vanlifers and drank wine on the beach at sunset, whilst chatting about all things van life related. Who knew you could have a long conversation about showers eh? We actually laughed at ourselves for this! Also, thanks for bringing your last piece of French cheese for me, Tony!!
It was only five days ago that we were in line for the ferry from Rostock to Trelleborg in the south of Sweden and I had no idea how easy it would be. We drove on, chilled for 5.5 hours in the sun and drove off only to have my passport glanced over and waved off. We spent two nights at a beautiful beach side park up close to Malmö and eventually headed to Malmö city to explore. I got to reunite with my old ship roomie Emilia, for dinner and beer before heading towards Helsingborg which I had been to once before on my first contract at sea.
From here we continued towards Lake Vättern and spend a night in stunning Jönköping. So far I've noticed that roads are awesome, the people are super friendly, the services and parking areas for campers are wonderful and the weather has been fab for the most part.
We are on our way north towards Küngsor to reunite with my old ship mate Lis, and together we will head to Stockholm to celebrate Swedish Midsommer and reunite with more friends. I am loving Sweden so far, to the point where I'm conjuring up ideas of how I can stay here forever.
Watch this space! #VisitSweden