Sweden

For breakfast, they served rolls with butter and jam, or cold cuts. There was yogurt and muesli, coffee cake, and cheese.

You know, in Denmark, they don’t eat Danish for breakfast. Kind of disappointing.

But the food was good and hearty. We, like the seasons travelers we are, filled our bellies on the complimentary breakfast and hoped that we would only need a light lunch later.

Off to Sweden!
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As you see, we need to cross some water to get to Malmo.

Thing is, Malmo is a nice place to live. Just a little cheaper than Copenhagen, we’re told. A lot of people live in Malmo and work in Copenhagen. And they do it by train. There is a giant bridge that makes this possible.

Back to the train, and about an hour later, we stepped on Swedish soil.
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They seem to use bikes just as much as Denmark.

This sort of amazed me:
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A woman in a formal dress with hose, pushing a bike. Toto, this isn’t L.A.

To be honest, Malmo, Sweden seemed softer than Denmark:
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Isn’t that a cute bridge?

Chris said, “Remember, Copenhagen is a capital. Maybe that’s why it seems like a rougher city.”

I was still recovering from the sunburn I’d gotten in Suomenlinna. I really thought it would be a good idea to get some sunscreen.

Chris pointed this out:
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“They talked about that in the guidebook. It’s a very old drug store.”

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I have to say, it was the fanciest place I have ever purchased sunscreen.

Sweden was full of cheery vistas:
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They seemed to really enjoy flowers. Chris found some kind of city garden:
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There were even baby ducks:
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“Are you thinking of Kinkade now?” Chris asked
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“Well, there are plenty of bushes to pee in around here…” I said.

“How do you like that bridge?”
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Chris found me a cafe in the garden, which was very nice.
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Apparently, it had been some kind of officers’ mess in a previous life.
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Old is not hard to find in Europe.

This is the military installation the officers were associated with:
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I guess Sweden missed the fashion for fairy tale castles. These are working castles.

But I have to say, I love their fierce national beast:
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The american eagle is looking pretty tame and polite now. Maybe he needs a make-over to be more fierce.
But I guess there are those who say the symbol of america is quite fierce enough…

Chris snuck in a maritime museum as well. More Ships! Actually, I was quite glad to see the museum, since I was getting a case of traver’s tummy and needed to be near the bathroom.

This place had another submarine. This one was a lot bigger than the Vessiko:
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It’s name is right there: U 3
It’s amazing to me that such a large ship is moved by two small propellers:
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Now, this maritime museum had a massive collection of small ships. Not as small as Chris’s ships, but much more detailed because they are made as prototype models by the people who actually make the real ships. No expense spared, these manufacturer models are gorgeous.

Naturally, Chris took a million photos of them. I didn’t.

Maybe after he downloads his pictures I’ll post some.

But we spent a long time looking at those models. Sweden is also a seafaring country.

We mosied back to the train station. On the way, we stopped to see another Lutheran church:
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Pretty on the outside.
White on the inside:
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Sweden was very pretty, I thought:
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flowers!

On the train station going out, we did find Swedish fish:
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Chris enjoys Swedish fish. Apparently in sweden, they come in more colors than red.

But the train had finally arrived:
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One thing I liked about the trains–they were very quiet. Electric. It made waiting at the station much more pleasant.

hoo…that was a long day. We ate McDonald’s for dinner and collapsed into bed.

“Tomorrow, we’ll go to Elsinore.”

“THAT will be very very cool.”

Good night.

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