Why am I always signing up for races???

Now it’s winter and the hiking season is definitely over till next year. Well, technically in southern Sweden ‘winter’ doesn’t really mean that hiking is impossible, since there’s hardly ever any snow here. But when it comes to trips to the mountains, be it in Scandinavia or even in the Alps, now is not theContinue reading “Why am I always signing up for races???”

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Summer is here!

Over the last few days the weather changed from almost winterly conditions to a sudden feeling of summer. Where I live, most trees were still grey and empty by the beginning of May and within only a few days nature bursted with colours. Compared to life in Portugal, where it gets warm (or for myContinue reading “Summer is here!”

Tresticklan Nationalpark by ski (plus a moose sighting)

There’s places where every swede seems to go to, for cross-country skiing or to spend their weekend in a cabin: Åre, Idre, Jämtlandsfjällen. There’s other places, far closer to the big cities like Gothenburg, where very few people go. One of those places is definitely Tresticklan Nationalpark. It’s pristine, wild, rather easy to reach, butContinue reading “Tresticklan Nationalpark by ski (plus a moose sighting)”

Vildmarksleden

Today we decided to enjoy the cold and the sunshine outdoors and walked a bit on the Vildmarksleden. This trail is 40km long and goes from Hindås to Skatås, close to Gothenburg. We didn’t walk all of the trail, of course. After a couple of kilometers we sat down in a shelter, made a fireContinue reading “Vildmarksleden”