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Why improvised plans are THE BEST plans.

Today I went to Slottsskogen (the big park in the middle of Gothenburg) with some friends with the idea of playing mini golf, we did not plan ahead this but we thought it would be fun to go there. As soon as we arrived we found out it was closed…what a bummer.

But we didn’t let that affect us, at the other side of the park there is a place where you can play “disc golf”, so we went there. First of all, whaaaaaaaaaat? “disc golf” you said? what the hell is that?

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What is disc golf / frisbeegolf?

Disc golf is actually played like traditional golf, but instead of having clubs and a ball you have a flying disc, commonly known as a frisbee (feels so weird when I use the word “disc”, so let’s stick to frisbee from now on). The rules are very simple. A frisbee is thrown from a tee area to a target, which is the “hole”, in this case the target was an elevated metal basket.

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Just as a golf course there are 18 metal baskets spread across the forest, some of them are very hard to reach because of the trees and rocks, or maybe I’m not very skilled when it comes to throw a frisbee. For me it was very fun, and at the same time I got to explore a little bit the park (I saw some seals in the distance, I’ll go to that part of the park another day so stay tuned).

When I woke up I never thought I would end up playing disc golf, which is the interesting part of improvised plans you never know what is going to happen. Finished in 4th place but it didn’t matter, because it was SO much fun.

 

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For those of you who want to try this as well this is the location of the frisbeegolf course. The price is 40kr for playing and 10kr for the disc. Also here is the website where you can get more information about it (it’s in Swedish tho).

So if you are looking for a weekend activity, I strongly recommend playing frisbeegolf!

prokop i goteborg

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Så, my Canadian comrade Matt Prokop (who is working in U.K. at the moment) swam across the North Sea to Göteborg (2 hrs to London Heathrow). Matt and I studied Mechanical Engineering together back in University of Waterloo. We also lived together during our internships in Toronto. So, let’s say we have many common interests.

It was nice having him around for the weekend, as I was forced to not spend my entire weekend in the computer lab with Chalmers Formula Student guys. So I  got my life back, and I decided to capture it on tape. If you are studying in Chalmers and your friends are coming, here is your to do list.

The weather was unrealistically great that entire weekend. Perhaps I gave him a false illusion of rainy Göteborg… so he promised to come back in the summer.

Tentative summer plans:

1/ Sail around Göteborg

2/ We will mountain bike & camp & bike somewhere towards the north.

I’m sure the only reason he is here is to see the Swedish girls, visiting me is his cover..