September Trip – Malmö, day 2

I had warned David that we’d be sleeping early after our first little walk in Copenhagen. We were in fact in our bunk beds before 6pm, and up again around 5 the next morning.

The weather forecast wasn’t on the optimistic side, and we were ready for several days of pouring rain. And here’s the view we got when we stepped out of the Hawila;

 

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Dang Scandinavian weather! LOL

 

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That’s the Hawila, on the right…
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And here it is with better lighting… I told you I’d have pictures of it!

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And since we’re talking of promised pictures, here’s Den Blå Planet, but we’ll talk about it later.
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We had a quick bite, and shared with a couple of feathery friends…

Then, it was time to move to Malmö, Sweden. But first, a short ride on the Copenhagen Metro…

 

Malmö is just across the Øresund bridge, and a very short ride from Kastrup’s Airport. I was eager to see Sweden, but I knew I was stepping out of my comfy Danish slippers. I wouldn’t say I could get along effortlessly in the countryside, but my Danish is good enough to get around, ask for directions and order a meal without getting a surprise dinner!

In Sweden, my confidence took a good drop.

Especially when I saw an alien spaceship while entering Malmö!

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But the rest of the city seemed pretty UFO-less…

 

 

As you can see, Sunday early mornings are very quiet in Malmö. Most probably because of the Saturday night partying… Theory that seemed to be proven right by the following sight…

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Left over drinks on window sides, or simply on the sidewalk, is also something very common in Denmark. Sometimes, you can even find unopened bottles, just left behind when the party moved on…

While walking around, we fund the King’s Park (Kungsparken).

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By then, we needed to fuel up and nibble on a little something, so we stopped in a little cozy café, The Expresso House, where we also got a chance to fill our water bottles and charge up the camera and our cell phones.

 

We wanted to see something internationally known, in Malmö, and went hunting for the knotted gun. I had seen the sculpture in the past, and I couldn’t wait to see the non-violence icone. Like many other attractions, I was surprised to see that it was a lot smaller in size than I had imagined it… But still!

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Note that the weather was equally horrible on the Swedish side of the bridge! Another thing that looked familiar, after leaving Denmark, was the numerous bicycles…

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One thing I discovered, that is completely different in Sweden and Denmark, is the access to train traveling. Traveling by train (tog) in Denmark is a piece of cake. Once you’ve mastered the use of the ticket booths, you just have to buy a ticket from A to B, and you take the next ride from A to B, hoping to have a nice place by the window. In Sweden, we had to take asigned places at a counter, and I soon realized that it wasn’t a good idea to buy them last minute…

Since we were moving to Stockholm, we spent the last couple of hours around the train station.

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Remember this little guy? It made a stranger laugh that I’d try to take pictures with a tiny fox in front of the lense…. LOL
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This made US laugh. From a distance, we thought those were bread sticks, and planning on buying one for the ride…  Yeah, no… they were roses!
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Waiting for our train to Stockholm…
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Yeah, don’t ask… I just love windmills. And there are a LOT of them both in Sweden and Denmark

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After a many hours long ride, we finally arrived in Stockholm.

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Next, our three days in Sweden’s capital!

 

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2 thoughts on “September Trip – Malmö, day 2

  1. Once again… these pictures are incredible. You have an amazing eye for photography! Ah, I need to visit this place. Sweden is quaint beyond words. The art there is so unique & fascinating! I have to be honest… I would be terribly disappointed if I though something was a breadstick and it ended up not being edible. Hahah, but I totally see how you could have that mixup! This trip is giving me the travel bug big BIG time.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Gorgeous 🙂 🙂 🙂

      Malmö was originally just a pit stop in our plans, on our way from Copenhagen to Stockholm, but I am really glad we had almost a whole day to walk around downtow… I definately recommend visiting it, if you ever make a little Scandinavian tour!

      The rose incident really made me laugh…. we sat on a bench for about half an hour thinking about how we’d eat our baguette… LOL

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