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Travel Diary: Gotland day 8

 
Day 8 on Gotland was our last one.
 
We started the day by cleaning out the apartment we had rented, meaning that we had to say goodbye to this beautiful balcony view:
 
 
 
When the keys had been returned we drove into Visby and had some lunch at my favorite restaurant in the entire world: Crêperie & Logi, or "Creperiet". Creperiet serves crepes (shocking, I know!) and they are just incredibly delicious! I think I've tried every single crepe on the menu by now, and this time I choose a dessert one with ice cream, banana, and meringues. Such a healthy and balanced lunch, I know ;)
 
 
 
After the lunch, we strolled around Visby for a while before it was time to get on the boat which was taking us back to the mainland.
 
 

Travel Diary: Gotland day 5, 6 & 7

 
Let's continue with my Gotland updates!
 
I got home over a month ago so it's time to speed this up, haha. I'm actually going back there this weekend, but until then, here is how day 5,6 and 7 looked like during my latest trip there:
 
DAY 5 & 6
 
I'm combining day 5 and 6 since I ended up with an empty memory card from both of these days, haha. We spent day 5 at the same beach as we had spent day 2 (I even had the same pizza for lunch!) so if you want to see how that looked you can have a look at this post. Day 6 was spent at Stangmalmen where the competition Stångaspelen took place which is often called "Gotland Olympics" since it's the biggest competition for sports with heritage from Gotland. I'm competing in the sport varpa, but this day I only stayed on the sideline and cheered for my parents and boyfriend who competed as a team. Okay, I did not cheer that much since I apparently was very tired and spent most of the day sleeping in my chair, haha. 
 
DAY 7
 
On day 7 I teamed up with my boyfriend and we competed together at Stångaspelen in varpa and if I remember it correctly, we ended up in fourth place. After the competition was done, we all went to Visby where we first had some dinner at a restaurant called Trädgårn'. I had the vegetarian alternative of the day which was some really delicious falafel and salad.
 
 
 
After dinner, we went for a walk inside Visby. I know that I say this pretty much all the time, but I am going to buy a house and live in Visby one day. Such a pretty city. We walked through Almedalen, past the harbor and up to the ruins St. Hans and St. Per in the beautiful evening light.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On our way back home to the apartment, we stopped on one of my favorite places right outside Visby to watch the sunset, Högklint. It's a cliff with a stunning view over the ocean which got quite magical as the sun was setting and turned the whole place pink.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Travel Diary: Gotland day 4

 
Let's travel back in time a bit to my fourth day on Gotland!
 
Time really flies because it was actually over a month ago I was there (!!) so I think it's really time to start to blog about everything I did - especially since I'm going back to Gotland in two weeks, haha. This is what our fourth day on the island looked like!
 
We started off by visiting the "capital" of Gotland, Visby since my boyfriend had been bad at packing and needed a new shirt, haha. We took a stroll down the main shopping street Adelsgatan, he found a shirt and I got to photograph some more in my favorite town on earth.
 
 
 
After that, we drove to Krusmyntagården which sells more spices than you can imagine and some homemade products like soap and body lotion. We also took a stroll in their garden which offers a big variety of flowers and a cute little café.
 
 
 
We continued our drive to Överstekvarn Chili, which basically sold a lot of chilies. They had spices, taco sauce, and even sauce to put on your ice cream containing chili. Let's just say that if you like to cook spicy food - this is the place for you.
 
 
 
Somewhere around here, we stopped for lunch at a random place which offered the most boring taco buffé imaginable. We left there quite quick and instead had our eyes set on a place my boyfriend had heard about - Rute Stenugnsbageri. It's a really cute café/bakery totally in my style with a large greenhouse that you could sit in and since we´re Swedish we obviously had to stop and have some "fika", haha. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next to Rute Stenugnsbageri was a place called Rute Magazinet which sold interior in every style and price tag imaginable which we also visited.
 
 
 
We had some time to spare and didn't really know where to go next, but one of our friends who is born and raised on Gotland always say that I have to visit the beach Vitviken and since it was close by - we drove there. The beach itself was beautiful (really smooth sand!) but it was quite windy and actually got quite cold so we didn't go for a swim and instead we took a spontaneous visit to a couple of friends who lives nearby.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After chatting with our friends for an hour or so, we drove to Bäl where the Gotland band Smaklösa had a concert. They play humoristic music with text mostly about Gotland and my family always try to see them live every time we visit Gotland. Another friend from Gotland joined us and we sat on a picnic blanket, ate cinnamon rolls and listened to some really bad but entertaining music. 
 
 
 
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