Restaurant Review: Zocalo

Tried this place for lunch a Saturday with my dad. Zocalo is located in the shopping mall Frölunda Torg which translates into Frölunda square. Service where good, not exceptional and not bad but just what you should expect.

The interior of the place is classic modern and stereotypical Mexican not the Swedish taco Mexican but the more real Mexican way. It had potential to really become great with some minor adjustment such as more vibrant color and so on but I didn’t. Despite all this the interior where over what I’ve expected from this place.

However, the real deal for lunch is the food. The menu where full of Mexican dishes and flavors but the taste where just not what I wanted. The food where barley okay. I would so much like to write something else but I just couldn’t.

This is to sum up a place that I would not recommend.

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Spa Review: Upper House Spa

The Upper House Spa is located near Korsvägen in the Gothia Crown Skyscraper in Downtown Gothenburg and I would say that is the most centrally located spa in a big city that I’ve ever visited.

The concept is brilliant. And outdoor pool 50 meters above the ground totally in glas which means that you can see through the bottom of the pool down to the ground and get a pretty amazing view of the city and the nearby amusement park Liseberg. And the indoor spa have huge panorama windows that gives you a beautiful view of the city. I think this part is pretty genius to be honest. The view of the city from above gives you somehow a kind of peacefulness. This is also the newest spa as I know about in Gothenburg.

The interior is clean, modern with thick ropes as hangers for your bathrobe and a lot of black stone and blue pools. It’s modern and beautiful. Just right for a spa in this location.

The spa itself offers three pools, an experience shower with different kinds of waterfalls. An ice bucket to cool of. Two kind of saunas and a Hamam. Which is like a sauna with hot stone benches. And there is also a relax room where you can lay down an drink water and eat fruit. Other spas I’ve visited had more to offer, but for a few hours which where the case for my evening visit here The Upper House Spa where just perfect. Not to much and to to little but just the right amount.

I enjoyed this spa very much and could definitely good back soon again. Highly recommended and among the best spas I’ve been to.

Lifeguard Thursday!

It’s back! Lifeguard Thursday! Back in Gothenburg and trying to get into good routines and good habits. Before I moved to Oslo I trained lifeguarding once a week and where even competing in it. After moving back to Gothenburg it’s been a bit difficult to settle in and get things to work with a new job and a lot of traveling to Oslo and finding an apartment among other things but now I’m hoping all of that is set and I’m good to get to start with the lifeguarding again.

It’s now everyone that knows that lifeguarding is a sport that you could compete in and in Scandinavia we got a lifeguarding competition called Nordic relay that’s adapted to indoors which I’m real great full for with our climate. However there is also international versions and competitions. Did you for example know that USA tried to get the international type of the sport to become and Olympic sport.

This photo is from the Swedish championships 2017.

Skyscraper Swim

That’s right, last night I swam 50 meters up on the outside of one of Gothenburg tallest building Gothia Crown.

After work last night med and some coworkers went out for dinner first at Ristoria, an Italian restaurant. I tricked my coworkers that didn’t drive to have a spritz Aperol with me. It was a good one. Then we had some nice Italian pizza and I had some sorbet for desert.

and then spa on what I would say is the newest spa in Gothenburg. The Upper House spa in Gothia Crown one of the tallest buildings in town. Where I first had a treatment and then we tried out the pools and the saunas. It was a great evening and a well deserved evening after a hard week at work.

Just watch the views! It was amazing!

What’s your favorite spa?

Family weekend

This weekend I will stay in Göteborg or I already know now that there will be some trips to Kungsbacka. It will be dinner at moms on Saturday and lunch at dads on Sunday. It’s Christmas things and for dad it’s also a birthday party in order to celebrate that it’s his birthday today in fact.

Tomorrow my wife will arrive in Göteborg as well so I’m looking forward, haven’t seen her this week yet.

It’s been nice day and I visited my grandma and did some preparations for the weekend. What’s you plans?

Everyday photography

I’ve been sick for a few days with fever and a manly cold. But I’m getting bored so I’ve been watching tv but also spent some time on YouTube mainly watching photography videos.

So I’ve spent today with trying to catch some everyday photos. And here are the results.

Please leave a comment below on what you think about the photos and if you have any ideas for everyday photography.

The CPR Challange

Today I thought I would have a meeting at the Swedish Lifesaving Association Gothenburg but I had written the wrong day in my calendar but I when I showed up some lifeguarding buddies where there doing the CPR-Challange so they challenged me, which they came to regret.

The CPR-challange is that you once a month are doing the CRP for 2 minutes in on a connected training device that measures the quality of you CPR. The goal is to reach 100 % if not already from the start so by the end of May. But its also about being better that the other once participating. When I did it 12 people had participated this month and my result for January was 86,15% which from now on is highscore and the result to beat.

So a lot of training from now on until next month, the goal is to beat my result from this month. So why do I do this. Simple if/when I will come into a situation where I need to perform CPR on a friend, relative, family member, co-worker (its most probability its some you know) or someone else I want to give the as high quality CPR as possible.

Have you done a CRP course?