|Entrance to Kings' Graves|
Also my birthday was coming up and I decided to treat myself with a town stay. Karlskrona is a UNESCO world heritage city and I planned to spend my birthday there. But alas, no warmshowers hosts there and Couchsurfing was down again.... Never mind, I just booked myself into a single room in a youth hostel. (Thanks to the wonderful Swedish tourist offices with free wifi). One more night free camping and then I would have a decent clean up. But again the camping was difficult. I have to find a new strategy for camping in Sweden and overcome my tick phobia or I'll never be happy here. I woke up on my birthday and felt pretty horrible: I was so dirty, grimy and sweaty that even I was disgusted. A bottle shower was not a good solution as there were mosquitoes everywhere. I got on my bike and hoped for the best. After a couple of km I spotted a church. Churches are usually surrounded by cemeteries and they have water taps. Maybe I could find a tucked away tap and discreetly clean up? No such luck: Gardeners were working in the cemetery and no way I could tuck away there. But the church was open and there I struck gold: A real toilet with a wash basin! Hikers and bikers are so easy to please.... 15 minutes later I felt like a new person and happily jumped onto my bike.