Travel #5: Sweden, Stockholm and Gothenburg

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In August 2015 I travelled via Stockholm to Gothenburg in Sweden and attended GUADEC at Folkets Hus in Gothenburg, where I met various contributors to GNOME and the Free Software movement.

It is easier and less expensive to travel from Oslo to Gothenburg by train, but I wanted to go via Stockholm for a short visit to the capital of Sweden and booked the trip on the Internet.

I flew with Norwegian DY812 from Oslo Airport to Stockholm Arlanda on August 7, 2015 11:50 and landed 12:50.

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In Stockholm I waited 2 hours and 55 minutes before I flew with Norwegian DY4079 on August 7, 2015 11:50 at 14:55 from Stockholm Arlanda to Gothenburg Landvetter Airport where I landed 15:50.

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At Gothenburg Landvetter I took the airshuttle bus from Gothenburg Landvetter Airport and arrived in the city of Gothenburg.

During my stay in Gothenburg I stayed at Spar Hotel Majorna at Karl Johansgatan in Majorna. The tram was nearby the hotel and I travelled with the tram between Majorna and Järntorget where Folkets Hus is several times. The breakfast at the Spar Hotel Majorna was nice.

On August 7, 2015 I attended GUADEC at Folkets Hus, Järntorgsgatan, and afterwards I walked with the group of GUADEC hackers to a picnic in Slottsskogen in Gothenburg where I met Christian Fredrik Schaller.

I met some of the GTK+/GNOME hackers from the community, most notably Federico Mena and Alexander Larsson whom I also met at the first GUADEC in 2000 in Paris during my time with the gphoto project, gstreamer’s Edward Hervey, Wim Taymans, Sebastian Dröge and Tim-Philipp Müller, as well as Garrett LaSage and Jakub Steiner.

On August 8, 2015 I attended GUADEC, ate a veggie lunch with Federico Mena, Jakub Steiner and several others of the GNOME project. Then we went to Jerntorgets Brygghus for beers. I was served fish’n’chips with green peas.

On August 9, 2015 I attended GUADEC, said goodbye and travelled with the tram and airport bus shuttle to Landvetter
where I flew with Norwegian DY4086 at 18:15 to Stockholm Arlanda where I landed 19:15, and got some sushi.

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At Stockholm Arlanda airport I got an email from Professor Cédric Villani whom I had emailed when I was in Paris in July 2015 and asked if there is a museum of mathematics in Paris or other interesting sights, such as the place where Niels Henrik Abel stayed during his visit to Paris in the 1820s. Professor Cédric Villani wrote that Abel visited 41 rue de Rennes in Paris and that they are planning to put up a commemorative plaque.

I waited 2 hours and 15 minutes at Arlanda and flew back to Oslo Gardermoen between 21:30 and 22:30.

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