Malmo

Copenhagen -> Malmö

One of the biggest draws of studying in Copenhagen was the prospect of traveling easily within Europe. It’s not as simple as it would be if I was located somewhere more central, say – France or Germany. But, still. Copenhagen is close enough to other places that NOT taking advantage of (1) cheap airfare, and (2) seamless borders is pretty blasphemous. And I definitely haven’t been taking advantage of it (hello, ‘ello, – Paris, Bordeaux, Amsterdam, Budapest, Vienna!)

But I’d yet to do simple sightseeing in the immediate area surrounding Copenhagen. Well, on Saturday, I fixed that and finally made my way over the Øresund Bridge to SWEDEN! Malmö, to be precise.

Central Station
Central Station

Copenhagen is literally just a 30 minute train ride from southernmost Sweden – a quick trip over the water and you’re into an entirely different country. Such a strange concept for this California girl. It’s almost a crime that it’s taken me this long to finally make the trip over!

So when my friend Nadja suggested we do a little day trip, I was on the YES train in about 3 seconds.

Central Station
Central Station
Central Station

Random side note: gotta love how the Copenhagen Central Station is riddled with American brands. Wooo, commercialism. I mean, Dunkin’ Donuts!? What are you doing here??

Central Station
Central Station

A roundtrip ticket over the bridge is around 144kr per person (if you choose the “family” ticket meant for two), or about $22 dollars.

Central Station

Apparently it used to be very easy to cross the bridge in no time at all. It’s still easy, but there’s an added security step because of all the drama with the migrant crisis: you have to present your passport before boarding the train and then they check it again enroute.

No biggie for people enjoying a leisure day trip, but I can imagine it gets annoying for the people who commute over this bridge everyday for work.

Malmo

And here we are, on the other side of the bridge. Can you tell we’re not in Denmark anymore?

Malmo

The weather had been gorgeous all week – cold, but mostly sunny – and of course the day we decide to go to Malmö it is CRAZY FOGGY. Thanks a lot, mother nature.

Malmo
Malmo

Ok, so this is obviously not the prettiest part of Malmö. We ended up cutting through the rundown, creepy looking industrial section to get to the Turning Torso – a high rise residential building with awesome architecture.

Malmo
Malmo

It was super sketchy, but what’s exploring without a few horror movie scenes??

Malmo

Besides, we were at the Turning Torso in no time.

Malmo
Malmo
Malmo

Crazy to think people actually LIVE here.

Malmo

The views must be absolutely insane. You know, on the less foggy days.

Malmo

The area around the Turning Torso is filled with the tiniest, most adorable little houses.

Malmo
Malmo

I wanna live here!

Malmo
Malmo
Silly sign

No handholding in this area??

Malmo

Privacy is overrated.

Malmo
Malmo

If you walk passed the houses, you get to the harbour. It was FREEZING, but so picturesque. It must be awesome in the summertime.

Malmo
Malmo
Malmo

On the clear days you can actually see Denmark across the water.

Malmo
Malmo

But today it was just us, the fog, and this lonely little swan.

More Malmö adventures to come…

xoxo

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