Day 86: Big City Life

Raska Minas to Borås 

Distance: 25km

As the day is going to be short I take it slowly on this cloudy Sunday morning.

By 7 o'clock I'm on my way. Surprisingly, there is a fair amount of hiking trail today. Mostly nice and easy to hike. Only the trail marking is, in my opinion, a bit bewildering at times. Markers were there but not exactly well placed, making me take the wrong way every now and then. As I am approaching the outskirts of Borås, I give up following the markers and use my phone to navigate. Being a friendly Sunday afternoon, after a couple of rainy days, lots of people are out and about. 
By 14:00, I arrive at Knalleland. A massiv shopping mile just north of the city. It's a somewhat funny name as in German it means "banging land". Anyway, it's where I meet Rita, my couchsurfing host for tonight. She's a wonderful host, offering me everything I need. A warm, delicious, late lunch, laundry and hot shower. We have some great talks, where I learn interesting things about the Swedish society, before we had back to Knalleland for some shopping. 
I feel a bit lost in this vast shopping area after spending the last couple of weeks on mountains or in the forest. Nevertheless, I find everything I need, eventually:
Gas, finally, and food for three days. Enough to the outskirts of Göteborg, where I will turn south towards Halmstad. At this moment, I have not decided yet, whether I should head respectively detour into Göteborg or continue directly to Halmstad. It will be a spontaneous decision. 

What a great feeling, sleeping on a real bed again. A welcome change from my inflatable mattress. I think I will sleep like a baby. 

Freshly bulldozed road. Looks like another forest will bite the dust soon.
Freshly bulldozed road. Looks like another forest will bite the dust soon.
Passing neat looking farms
Passing neat looking farms
Nice, but poorly marked hiking trails
Nice, but poorly marked hiking trails
Borås' bathing place
Borås' bathing place

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  • #1

    George Mills (Monday, 30 August 2021 05:44)

    Don't take it too easy. Plenty of hike still to do. Did you get a new water filter or don't you need it now your back in town?

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