tisdag 30 juli 2013

A family trip to Gothenburg

Travelling with a large family is very expensive. We can't take the best hotel or travelling methods if we are going away all of us 6. I've promised Oskar a trip to Gothenburg and Liseberg fun park long enough. 
We took the bus to the trainstation, then the train. In Gothenburgh we took the tram to our hostel, were we rented a 6 beds room in a very simple standard. But it was ok and went ok to live like this for a few days.
I also realized that this way to travel is far more friendly to the environment.
My goal for the trip were the rollercoasters of Liseberg :). Balder; the one built of wood was extremely fun to ride, with a 70 grade slope, negative G forces and the shaking woodenframe.

Here's a view of Balder and the too short Canon (with loops).

View to the other side of the old Ferris wheel (the new Ferris wheel and a piece of the large rollercoaster). 
Gustav; you can see the top of his head, had no problem with riding the rollercoasters at all but the Ferris wheel where frightening, it was too high up for him. 

It is interesting to look at people on a fun park. Every one has extremely bad taste (ok I was dressing casual for the day as well). I mean, what to they think of these people; a 9 year old boy with a cap with the words; I love haters, a ca 20 year old girl with a shirt saying; I just came and a troll face, at the hostel a young girl with a neck tatto saying; for you I will (it could be follow underneath but that was all I saw). For me, this is bad taste, what do you think?
We visited Universeum the next day. It's a museum with aquariums of swedish fishes and nature, a tropical hall with huge aquariums with sharks and pirayas, birds and butterflies. A crime lab, space and natural forces exhibition and more. 
Alfons is dressing up as a builder in the childrens job exhibition.

Last day was travel day. Half the day was shopping at the big mall, everyone were extremely tired and sour. When we got on the train it had no food serving and it got 1 hour late. Half way home we had to change to a bus, yet nothing to drink. We came home about midnight with a whole day of nothing to eat or drink. I think the kids were amazingly patient during the whole trip (in contrary to me).


 Imagine travelling with this huge shark balloon. 


22 kommentarer:

  1. Men hallå! Du är ju mamma...dom har alltid packat ner något att äta " ut i fall att" ;) Skämt åsido...mina barn hade väl gnällt så vi fick kliva av tåget...

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    1. Jodå mamman hade koll och visste att hennes hade lite godis o lite dricka. Men det räckte inte långt.

      Radera
  2. Wow, that park is huge and it looks like so much fun!! There is a rollercoaster similar to that old wooden structure here in Budapest as well, you're more afraid of when it' going to collapse, then the ride itself...:p

    I love the shark! Last time we visited the theme park, I got a huge unicorn balloonn - I named him Rudy after the older brother of Dexter - and we took 2 metros and a tram home...those stares, they must have been thinking I'm crazy...:)

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  3. Hade varken vågat åka pariserhjul eller berg & dalbanan, blir så hemskt yr..!

    Jo, det låter helt klart som bad taste, egentligen tycker jag att folk får se ut hur f-n de vill, men ibland undrar man ju...senast idag blev jag typ utstirrad bara för att jag sticker ut lite bland alla andra...

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    1. Jag har inga problem med att folk sticker ut. Eller ser annorlunda ut. Jag blev tvärtom glad när vi landade i Göteborg och så hur mycket alternativt klädda folk är där (i motsats till Stockholm eller här). Men de där texterna o kepan på ungen, njää. Jag kan ju säga att jag skrockade för mig själv. Ha ha, jag har själv fått "ögon" ibland.

      Radera
  4. The things we do for our children! :-) The trip home sounds horrible, but at least you had fun, and you did it as a family. They DO remember those things when they're grown up, so it's worth it!

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    1. Yea. :) I can see when they are grown ups and compare their trips they do with their dad and the trips they do with me :P quite a difference in standard and cost. I hope they see a good adventure though

      Radera
  5. I'm suffering from vertigo just looking at your pictures of the rollercoaster! I'm a big chicken when it comes to rides. Haha. Alfons looks sooooooooo cute... like Bob the Builder!

    I know what you mean about bad taste. The reality of the world can be so disappointing. I think that's one of the reasons I love Morticia so much. She's so elegant and dignified.

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    1. Indeed Morticia is. And she have the patience of an angel. Wish I could behave like her :S.

      Radera
  6. Poor taste doesn't even begin to cover it! Especially the hater's hat - what parent would allow their child to wear such a thing? Unbelievable.

    Lucretia says kids remember these things that we do for them, but mine sure don't. Sometimes I wonder why I bothered! LOL

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    1. Oh I hope that they will remember. Alfons reminds me very often of the trip we made to Greece when he was 3 years. I hope he will remember it when hes older.

      I had to look twice before I really saw it. Whispered to Oskar who stood in line to the rollercoaster with me. He laughed.

      Radera
  7. It is really nice that although the costs are high, you are still able to make trips with your family! Looks like you had a fun time, I love roller coasters...

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    1. Yeah, first trip in many years. We are lucky to have the cottage.

      Radera
  8. Att resa och bo i Sverige är jättedyrt. Jag satt precis och kollade på B&B på Öland, och till och med under lågsäsong kostar ett rum över 1000 kr per natt.

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    1. Tittade på all inclusive en vecka i Turkiet för 6 pers och det kostade ca 36 000. Dyrt det med men det skulle kanske bli lika dyrt en vecka i sverige.

      Radera
  9. Oh! Jag har alltid velat åka Balder, men har inte varit på Liseberg på... oj, 12 år! Tiden går verkligen fort! :O
    Hoppas ni hade riktigt kul! :)

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    1. Ja den är jätterolig :) Men min sambo fick ont i ryggen, den är lite som en sträckbänk när man lyfts ur stolen (för den som har dålig rygg ska jag tilläga).
      Nästa år kommer en ännu roligare attraktion som heter Helix, även den en berg o dalbana. Så barnen har beställt en resa till nästa år igen :D

      Radera
  10. Vad roligt, jag älskar Göteborg, verkligen mysig stad och helt annan stämning än i Stockholm. ^^

    Jag skulle också vilja titta i det akvariet. Tyvärr är jag väldigt rädd för höjder så att åka till Liseberg skulle vara bortkastat på mig. men spökhuset vore kul att titta i!

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    1. Jaa spökhuset. Johan och Oskar gick dit medan jag tog hand om de små och det var visst otroligt bra. Synd för mig :P men jag får passa på nästa år då för barnen har beställt till nästa år med :)

      Radera
  11. This looks like so much fun, especially for the little ones! I myself would be terrified to go on one of those rides haha ^^

    SvaraRadera
  12. That park definitely looks fun :3

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