go out on the town and meeet...
go out on the town and meeet some locals I went out one night just planning on enjoying a local band and writting in my journal,as soon as the band started three local girls said I looked bored and forced me to dance with them.Throughout the night others joined us and it was just like being among friends back home.Everyone I met made me feel welcomed and most of them spoke great english.
The Almighty Kronor
Compared to Toronto, things aren't as expensive in Göteborg as you might think, and even though there are bank machines everywhere, I'd still recommend keeping a little cash in your pockets just in case; not everybody accepts credit cards, and you can forget about Traveller's Cheques. One thing to remember though when buying SEK (the abbreviation for Swedish currency) from your local exchange, is that the lady is going to try and give you many 20's: not a good idea. A package of cigarettes alone will cost you almost SEK 40 ($4.50 USD), so try to get as many 100's and 500's as you can; it'll not only take up much less space in your wallet, but will give you that subconscious feeling of great wealth and power. :o)
There is really so much to see...
There is really so much to see in Göteborg itself. The avenyn is a great strip for shoppping and people watching. However if you have some extra time take a train from the train station to Varberg (a coastal city a short distance away). The city has a lot of charm and an interesting history.
The guys in green and black
Gais is the second club in Gothenburg. As IFK Gothenburg and Orgryte they were playing at the Gamla Ullevi stadium, these three forming an old alliance.
They regained their first division status for the season 2006, and are playing in Allsvenskan also in 2007.
If the supporters of Orgryte traditionally are from the richer areas of Gothenburg, the supporters of Gais are, in general, on the left side of the political curva. They are quite english inspired, singing quite many songs in english instead of swedish, although this has changed a bit the last years.
Their biggest rivals are the supporters from IFK Gothenburg, plus from the three teams from Stockholm (AIK, Djurgården and Hammarby).
The manager of the club is Roland Nilsson, who was a nationalteam player for Sweden for many years, winning a bronze medal in the World Cup 1994. He's doing great at Gais, and is widely tipped to be the next manager for Sweden when Lars Lagerbäck quits in 2008. As for both Gais, Orgryte and IFK Gothenburg there are two types of ticket you can buy. Either to the seating stands, where you'll have your chair. Or to the standing stands, where there are no seats, and you stand up wherever you want.
Prices goes from 120 SEK up to about 200 SEK. Cheaper for youngsters (up to 15 years old) and families.
Derby games are much more expensive though.
As a landmark The Masthuggs Church is standing high on a rock. From here there is a great view over the harbour and the harbour entrance.
The church is built in red brick and was constructed in 1910-1914.