Friday, August 31, 2012

Fire in Mijas/Coin/Marbella area

Haven't done much last week in Spain. It's so damn hot, and I had a cold.

A huge forest fire started yesterday, I hope that the will be able to control it soon. 30 aircrafts and 500 firefighters are working on it.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday in Torremolinos

Most stores in Torremolinos are closed on Sundays, but cafes and restaurants are open.

I saw earlier today that some stores, like Zaras, have closed permanently.

The weather in late August is usually sunny, and temperatures are in the range of 28-35 Celsius.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Costa del sol, Spain

I'm off to Costa del sol, Spain. Will spend most of the time in Torremolinos, but will also make short daytrips to Malaga and Sevilla.

Don't know if I will blog or not. Torremolinos is like my 2nd home. I have been there every summer during the last 30 years or so, so it isn't so exotic to me.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The first day at the island

... was great. Very warm weather, so we went for a bath. The water was very chilly, but a few minutes of sun bathing solved that problem.

One funny thing. Bath is called "bad" in Swedish, so you should follow signs that says bad. Mixing Swedish and English is however not so good.

The next day started with rain. We've had lots of rain this summer. Had a good breakfast that we bought in a small grocery store.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

At Gällnö Hostel

I had booked a small cottage/cabin for two. The hostel is very popular so you really need to book in advance.

The surrounding is very nice.

On the boat

I'm now on the boat that will take me to Gällnö.

The boat has free WiFi if you need that. It also has a small cafe.

Also found out that taking the boat is discounted for senior citizen. Tickets are bought onboard the boat.

Visiting Stockholm archipelago

The archipelago in the Stockholm area consists of thousands and thousands of islands.

I will this weekend take a boat from central Stockholm to one of those islands, Gällnö.

There are several boats that can take you to different islands. Going to Gällnö takes about 2h, and the boat trip cost about 15 EUR.