After a hectic day of flights, chaotic logistical problems and a blur of trains, planes and airports that made 24 hours seem like 48, I awoke this fine morning to find myself in Malmo Sweden. To awake in Malmo was a heck of a surprise as I thought I fell asleep on the floor in the Copenhagen train station last night – but I’m not complaining as Copenhagen is only 30 minutes away from Malmo by train.
The weather is exactly what I expected: cloudy, blustery, raining at times and a chilly – the perfect Swedish summer – we are lucky to have the sun come out at least once every few hours for several minutes. We drove aimlessly this afternoon and stumbled upon the Turning Tower Torso building – it was strangely empty of tourists. We had heard we could go to the top and look out over the Scandinavian countryside but we were grossly misinformed. Visits to the top are only by limited advance reservations for specific times during the summer. I also thought the building actually turns – again totally off base there. so disappointed 🙁
We saw a parking garage across from the Torso building entirely enclosed in glass titled the Turning Torso Gallery – seemed an odd title, or perhaps it ´gallery´means ´parking garage´in Swedish. Dunno. Spotting some palm trees enclosed entirely in a glass dome, we started drooling and yearning for Southern California. So close and yet so far – the dome was locked up tightly and believe me, we tried to enter.
Over the next few weeks we have plans to visit Oslo and then depending on flights will head down to Warsaw Poland and visit the salt mines near Krakow. Friends have told us to push on to Oslo and hit some of the fjords north of the city. Or maybe Greece – warm sunshine and warm sand, not a bad dream to have in the chilling rain of Malmo.
Stay posted for more fun adventures!