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  1. Roadtrip-2023. Universeum: science museum in Gothenburg
  2. Roadtrip 2023. Trollhättan
  3. Roadtrip 2023. Sweden's West Coast
  4. Roadtrip 2023. Lysekil
  5. Roadtrip 2023. Lidköping
  6. Roadtrip 2023. Örebro.
  7. Romania 2023. Day 10. Bucharest
  8. Romania 2023. Day 9. Final day in Brașov
  9. Romania 2023. Day 8. European bison and ostriches
  10. Romania 2023. Day 8. Fortified churches of Hărman and Prejmer

A small and cozy aquarium/vivarium/aviary in Gothenburg. Too many people visit it though :)

Home to Sweden's largest, highest, and longest lock system. It consists of an 82-kilometer long canal with a total of 6 locks that connects Vänern(Sweden's largest and Europe's third largest lake) to Kattegat. The total rise is 44 meters. 4 locks with a rise of 32 meters are within the city limits.

It's also home to Olidan, Sweden's first large-scale hydroelectric powerplant

The locks:

Statues

Street art

The city

Fjällbacka

My joke is that in real life Fjällbacka looks like Italian and Greek towns wish they looked on postcards.

Even if the weather isn't that nice, Fjällbacka is still beautiful.

Vitlycke. World Heritage Rock Carvings

Some of the best preserved and well looked after rock carvings in the world. There's a huge 20-meter-long pano that I couldn't really take a photo of.

They are all about war, hunting, and male virility. What did you expect? :)

Just a "rock-carved" trashcan

Grebbestad

Hamburgö

Skärhamn

Home to the "smiling church":

A small town on Sweden's West Coast.

Beautiful sunsets

Seals

Statues

History

The Church of Lysekil

Street art

Beautiful houses

City life

A pony?

Örebro is the home to the iconic perpetually surprised castle.

It's so iconic, that even trash bins are designed in its likeness:

Sisyphus The Liberator:

Statues:

Modern conveniences?

On our final day we had some time to kill in Bucharest before we headed back home.

The Palace of the Parliament, or The People's House, formerly House of the Republic. The second largest administrative building in the world. Ordered by Nicolae Ceaușescu, it still sits mostly empty despite housing two chambers of Parliament, three museums, and a conference center.

The historical center is small, mostly devoid of character:

Stavropoleos Monastery:

19th century buildings and streets

A Che Guevara bar, of course:

A bookshop:

Street art:

An arts and crafts side street that sees no foot traffic:

On this day we finally made it to the top of the Tâmpa mountain that overlooks the city.

Can't complain about the view:

The old city:

Street art:

Valea Zimbrilor

Valea Zimbrilor(The Valley of Bison) is a small private zoo/animal reservation in Vama Buzăului. It's small, and the animals might not be too keen to come close and show themselves, but it's your problem, not the animals' :)

We still liked it, and if you're ever in the vicinity, do visit.

Gradina cu struți Argeș

A small ostrich farm with lots of ostriches in Bălilești. Great owners and ostriches trying to eat everything in sight.

Dinosaurs:

Well, hello:

Being at the crossroads of nations and civilisations, this region was always under threat. Solution? Fortified churches that are small citadels were people could hide during wars, raids, skirmishes, attacks, and other vagaries of the age.

There are 150 fortified churches preserved in Transylvalnia. Seven of them are UNESCO Heritage Sites. Prejmer is one of them.

The church in Prejmer also contains Transylvania's oldest triptych altarpiece, dating back to 1450.

Fortified Evangelical Church, Hărman

Fortified Church, Prejmer

The tryptich: