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Travel Diary: Kalmar/Öland day 2

I'm home again after my weekend away during Easter, and honestly, I have to say that the trip was a big epic fail.
Okay, so the trip itself wasn't actually bad. In reality - it was really good. Me and my family got to spend some quality time together and explore a lot of new places so I'm actually really happy about the weekend. The only problem though was that our purpose with this trip was to get away from Stockholm for a while since it has had the longest, coldest and darkest winter in ages. Our plan was to drive to a more southern part of Sweden where the spring had arrived sooner and ended up in Kalmar - which I honestly think was the greyest place in Sweden during easter, haha! It was more snow there than at home and we didn't see the sun even ones. Oh well. 
We started our second day of the trip with breakfast at our hotel before heading out to some shops to buy some warmer clothes. After getting prepared for the cold, we drove over the bridge that connects Kalmar at the mainland to the island Öland. Öland is known to be a beautiful summer destination, and as you might already have figured out - it was everything but summer there during our visit so we spent most of the time in the car driving around, looking at the bare, snowy landscape and beautiful windmills.
We had some destinations in mind before getting to Öland and the first stop was Öland alum factory ruin. It's an old factory building that was abandoned about hundred years ago, and since I'm a big fan of ruins this was obviously one of the places on my bucket list. Unfortunately, I was wearing shoes that were not good for walking in snow (you know, I was prepared for spring and all that) and ended up slipping when I tried to climb an elevation. Miraculously I managed to fling my camera over my back, but fell face first and left the ruin with a big bruise on my left knee as a "lovely" memory of the place, haha.
Our second destination was the most southern part of Öland, a nature reserve called Ottenby. Ottenby is known for its diverse range of bird species, meaning it was a lot of bird-watchers there. I've gone bird watching ones when I was studying marine vertebrates in Australia and it was a mandatory part of the course. I didn't like it back then and I didn't like it now (mostly because I'm extremely bad at it) but got super excited when I managed (with a little help, because as I said, I suck) to see some seals with a telescope! I have never seen seals out in the open before! I tried to photograph them, but honestly, even with my telezoom the seals pretty much looked like small rocks in my photos, haha ;)
One other reason people go to Ottenby is the lighthouse called Långe Jan (translation: Long Jan). It is possible to get up in it but they only let in a couple of people every hour. We missed the first slot with just a couple of minutes when we arrived and missed the second one because we had lunch and we weren't really in the mood to wait for a third slot. If it was warmer, I had totally waited since I love to see places from a higher angle, but it was such cold winds coming from the ocean that made us all just want to go inside the car again and turn the heat up - and so we did.
We had driven down Ölands west side on our way to Ottenby, and on the way back we drove on the east side of the island so we had the opportunity to see some more places.
We ended our time on Öland with visiting Borgholm Castle which was closed for the day, but I honestly didn't mind. Once again I have to blame the weather for my lack of enthusiasm, but at this point, my feet where wet and my body was chilled to the bone so it was enough for me just to walk around the big building. They played some "medieval music" in the speakers around the castle which really set a dramatic mood. I have to go back there sometime during summer because I think I would really love Borgholm Castle then!
We drove over the bridge back to the mainland again and I think we all enjoyed taking a hot shower at our hotel before we headed out to get some dinner. We were in the mood for Italian and ended up at a restaurant called Ernesto Ristorante where we ate some delicious pizza.
We walked passed Kalmar Caste on the way home (we literally lived like two blocks away from it) and I used a trash bin as a tripod to get some long exposure photos of the castle when it was dark. Sometimes you have to be creative! After that, we spent the evening playing cards at our hotel room.
Read more about my trip to Kalmar & Öland
Travel Diary Day 1

Johanna Utterberg
2018-04-04 / 13:21:00
URL: http://johannautterberg.se

Så magiska bilder! :)

Svar: Svar: Åh, tack så hemskt mycket! :)
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2018-04-04 / 13:26:00
URL: http://skogsrusset.se

Superfina bilder!

Svar: Svar: Tusen tack! :)
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Cecilia Salomonsson
2018-04-04 / 18:21:01
URL: http://nouw.com/ceciliasalomonsson

såå fina bilder!! :)

Svar: Svar: Tack så mycket! :)
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2018-04-04 / 20:39:50
URL: http://thelenaelisastory.blogg.se/

Typiskt att det var stängt när ni var där. Så sjukt vackra bilder Amanda, som alltid! :D

Svar: Svar: Haha jo men jag var beredd på det då vi kollat upp öppettiderna innan ;) Men tusen tack! :D
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Freja lindsjö
2018-04-04 / 21:32:28
URL: http://devote.se/frejalindsjo

Massa fina bilder <3

Svar: Svar: Tusen tack! :)
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2018-04-04 / 22:38:34
URL: http://weberskold.blogg.se

jätte fina bilder gillar väderkvarnar så vackra

Svar: Svar: Tusen tack, och jag håller verkligen med! :)
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2018-04-05 / 07:53:54
URL: http://www.nouw.com/jessina

Åh vacker bilder! 💕😍

Svar: Svar: Tusen tack! :D
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Sara Ekman
2018-04-05 / 08:20:29
URL: http://aamaziing.se/

så fina bilder, men synd att vädret inte kunde varit vårigare!

Svar: Svar: Tusen tack! :)
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Julia Svensson
2018-04-05 / 08:37:32
URL: http://juliasvenssons.se

åh så himla fina bilder!

Svar: Svar: Tack så mycket! :)
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Miss Baby Peaches
2018-04-05 / 08:42:48
URL: http://missbabypeaches.se/

Så typisk att solen uteblev! men ni ser iaf ut att ha haft det mysigt!

Svar: Svar: Ja verkligen! :)
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Netti Starby
2018-04-05 / 08:44:15
URL: http://starbys.se

Otroligt vackra bilder! :-D Kramis

Svar: Svar: Tusen tack! :)
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Dixi Wonderland
2018-04-05 / 09:31:44
URL: http://dixiwonderland.com/

Måste vara en så speciell känsla att besöka platser med så mycket historia :D

Svar: Svar: Ja verkligen, älskar det! :D
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2018-04-05 / 12:04:35
URL: http://nouw.com/carroat

Men vilka vackra bilder! :)

Svar: Svar: Tusen tack! :)
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Emelie Johansson
2018-04-05 / 12:40:59
URL: http://lillaeems.se

ÅH alltså dina bilder är FANTASTISKA!! ha en toppenbra dag fina du! <3 :D

Svar: Svar: Alltså åh, tusen tack fina du! :D
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2018-04-05 / 17:56:10
URL: http://nouw.com/rockdoll

men åh så vackra bilder! :D jag har varken varit i kalmar eller på öland.

Svar: Svar: Tusen tack! :)
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2018-04-05 / 18:24:45
URL: http://nouw.com/celinelundqvists

Ååååh där hade man kunnat ha många coola photoshoots!

Svar: Svar: Men eller hur!
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2018-04-05 / 19:29:03
URL: http://linnealiebig.blogg.se

Så fina & mysiga bilder <3

Svar: Svar: Tack så mycket :)
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Pauline Hurtig
2018-04-05 / 20:32:21
URL: http://lillafrokenhurtig.blogg.se/

men åh så fint och mysigt

Svar: Svar: Ja, verkligen! :D
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2018-04-05 / 21:58:11
URL: http://https://kamillaskamera.com/

Bilder från min hembygd. Jag är uppväxt på Öland varje sommar mellan jag var 5 - 20 år. I Kalmar bodde jag under min gymnasietid. Underbara bilder du tar fina Amanda.

Svar: Svar: Åh, låter ju underbart! Och tack så mycket! :D
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2018-04-05 / 22:09:44
URL: http://nouw.com/nwistrand

Såå fina bilder, och så kul att se lite av Sverige :)

Svar: Svar: Ja verkligen, och tusen tack! :)
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2018-04-05 / 22:18:19
URL: http://nouw.se/jonnaelb

Underbara bilder!!

Svar: Svar: Tusen tack! :)
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2018-04-06 / 08:22:51
URL: http://nouw.com/ramonaboethius

Underbara bilder :) Jag älskar verkligen gamla byggnader och äldre lador m.m blir så glad. Öland är en plats jag vill åka tillbaka till som vuxen, var där som liten. Kram och ha en underbar fredag <3

Svar: Svar: Tusen tack! Älskar också gamla byggnader, så vackra ju :) Håller tummanra för att du kommer tillbaka till Öland en dag!
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Film&serier bloggen
2018-04-06 / 08:46:39
URL: http://filmandserier.blogg.se

älskar dina bilder, du är verkligen duktig !

Svar: Svar: Åh, tack så hemskt mycket! :D
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Mie Jensen
2018-04-06 / 20:34:17
URL: http://strokeofadventure.blogg.se/

Du får komma tillbaka till sommaren så lovar jag att visa upp Öland och Kalmar från sin bästa sida! :)

Svar: Svar: Åh, det låter ju toppen! :D
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2018-04-08 / 11:08:26
URL: http://exklusivamoi.blogg.se/

Åååh ni får ta och åke upp till "mina trakterna" på sommaren =D... norra delen! Böda, lyckesand och mörbylånga<33 Sök upp Ninnis-kroppkakor så kommer ni få smaka på de bästa kroppkakorna, enligt mig iaf *S*

Svar: Svar: Åh, tusen tack för tipsen! Ska genast skriva ner dem! :D
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Maja - Våga prata om psykisk ohälsa
2018-04-11 / 13:32:54
URL: http://www.marjuanneli.com/

Fina bilder! Framför allt första bilden, älskar den ♡

Svar: Svar: Åh, tack så mycket! :)
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