After the draining kick-off meetings at work our most anticipated teachers’ trip was nonetheless invigorating after all. This time we acted as tourists in our city by using a 24-hour Gothenburg City Card that our headmasters purchased earlier for us. The day of the trip had coincided with the city’s Culture Festival and high season for tourists so we perfectly mixed with the real ones. There were different ways to see around the city but we tried the sightseeing boat and bus this time around.
We gathered and met at the Bältesspännaparken and because of the said festival the place was full of merchandised booths for the visitors. My Thai colleague could not resist these flowers and she lured me.
Since we were too early and the this sightseeing boat would open at 10:30 a.m. we grabbed some coffee at the nearest Espresso House and enjoyed the moderate sunny weather by the canal.
After an hour or so of waiting we finally got on board the sightseeing boat Paddan. It’s not a big boat and the canal is not wide either. But despite of the size the views of the city are enormous from the waterside. I can’t believe it was 10 years ago when I first took a ride on it with a friend.
After the sightseeing boat we rushed to the sightseeing bus for the next tour. It was seeing the views of the city from the road. I was too slow to grab a seat on the top level of the bus so I sat on the lower level. I was able to take good pictures though.
Our lunch was booked in a restaurant at the Botanical Garden. The boat and the bus rides made us tired and hungry but it didn’t stop us from making a pose at the flower garden. Beautiful and colourful bloom!
We had our lunch at the restaurant here. I may write about the food in a separate post. This restaurant occasionally turns into a concert venue. I remember hubby and I went to see a concert here long ago. Anyhow, the food was served at last and everybody was pleased. Free to go home after lunch but guess what my close colleagues and I did.