Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Malmö och Köpenhamn

We started the day at 7:30, packing, coffee making, showering. We left Göteborg at 9am with Maria and Pontus. It's a 3 hour drive to Malmö, which is a very southern city, and the 3rd largest city in Sweden, following Göteborg. It's where Pontus is from.

Luckily I didn't drink too much coffee and we only stopped once! Go me! I'm usually the jerk who wants/needs to stop every hour or so. We made our way into the city, stopped to do some grocery shopping then headed to Pontus's mothers house. Nice, quant house outside the city limits. We ate lunch and then proceeded to the Turning Torso. This building was built in 2005. This building is awesome. Really, it is.
We walked around the pier, gazing at the beautiful architecture, the ocean and the beach. There is also a huge bridge that connects Sweden to Denmark, and that bridge is massive.

Then we went to the very very very southern tip of Sweden, which was kind of a cool feeling. It was cold, windy, but beautifuly sunny. So we got out, took a picture and got back in the car!

We went home, I made my famous chicken enchiladas and we called it a pretty early night.

The next morning we got up bright and early, ate breakfast, got dressed then hopped on the 8:30 bus into the central of Malmö. We had 3 minutes to kill so we walked around and ate awesome delicious cinnamon rolls. Got on a bus at 9:30 and headed to Copenhagen!

What a cool city. It was a perfect day (a little windy). Unfortunately we walked a very long way to see the "little mermaid" which is one of Copenhagens most famous attractions, well, she's gone. She is in China at an expo! UGH! So we took a picture of the sign. We walked around Nyhavn, which is the fishing harbour, ate some lunch, had some beer, went shopping, had more beer and went home. It was really a perfect day and a vacation I can call a honeymoon!


We traveled home the next morning and celebrated Easter with some delicious homemade Thai food and some movies. I really love spending time with Maria, my sister in law, and her fiance. I'm really lucky to have such great in-laws!

Lately, I have been enjoying time with my hubby. He's really wonderful and there is something so comforting knowing you are loved in such an unconditional way. We had been enjoying BEAUTIFUL Swedish weather. The snow is ALL GONE! And we have temperatures in the high 50's. It's been gorgeous and I even have a little sunburn on my face. Oops!

The Swedish thing of the day is a movie theater, which in Swedish is "bio". This theater, "biopalatset" is translated to "the movie palace". Wooo, makes you wanna see a movie, huh? We went and saw "Flickan från ovan" or "The Lovely Bones" this weekend. What a great movie. I read the book and really loved it and the movie was really good too.

The Swedish word of the day is "promenad" which means "walk". Fredrik and I went on a 2 hour walk the other night to the big bridge I wrote about earlier. We brought the camera and got some beautiful shots of the ocean!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a relaxing and invigorating trip all at the same time!! Great pictures and my condolences that the Little Mermaid was in China- they should warn people about those things!