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Malmo (Sweden) and Copenhagen (Denmark)

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Despite being 7 and a half months pregnant I jumped at the chance to go for a long weekend away in Sweden to visit Adam's Uncle and Auntie, who live in Malmo. I have never been to Sweden before so I was really keen on the idea. We flew into Copenhagen and got the train across a long bridge straight into Malmo, which was so easy to do. If you do ever take this train make sure you have your passport on you, as this does get checked on the journey. Once off the train, a short bus and walk meant we were at their apartment, a fantastic building overlooking the sea and, in the distance, you can even see Denmark!

Malmo itself is not at all what I would expect of Sweden, but I believe I was thinking more of Stockholm. Malmo is a really quiet city with few people, which actually was really nice. It was calm and comfortable and I really enjoyed the vibe there. The people definitely are keen on their fitness - just walking around the apartment you could see lots of people jogging, swimming and there was even an assault course set up! There is a square in the city centre full of bars and restaurants, all with outdoor areas. We went here on a couple of occasions and (even though it was cold) with a blanket and heater on it was lovely sitting outside. We also went for a meal in one of the restaurants and the portion sizes were massive! Generally, Malmo is a lovely city and the sort of place I feel you could live in long-term. I would love to visit Stockholm to compare!

On one of our days in Malmo we decided to get the train back across the water and go for a day to Copenhagen. You could tell straight away that you were in a different place - the amount of people alone is phenomenal, so busy! Despite it being busy, I personally loved Copenhagen and much preferred it. The main thing I loved being the coloured houses down by the harbour - such a pretty city! Whilst here we got a boat trip around the city and got to see lots of things, one being the famous Little Mermaid statue. I had wanted to go and see this however I must say it is rather disappointing - it is actually rather small! The boat trip was a great way to see a lot of things when we had a limited amount of time there. We also got to see the famous author, Hans Christian Andersen's, house, which was cool. The downside for me whilst there was the cost of things, what an expensive place! Not realising what I had done, I accidentally ordered a side of fries which cost around £10! The city was really cool and it is somewhere I would visit again (when not pregnant!) to explore further.

Posted by LaurenF3 05:21 Archived in Sweden Tagged travel sweden denmark

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