Espresso House is a Swedish (so far as I can gather) chain of coffee shops and here in Malmo there are several outlets dotted around the city. The particular one I used was down the road from the Pressbyran convenience store on Stortorget, heading towards Lilla Torg.
Staff were friendly and cheery and upon ordering my coffee my server pointed out that I could get a free refill, which I took her up on.
The coffee was good (not cheap though ;-( ) and the heated terrace ideal for my purposes (plural!) The added bonus was the post box, once I'd written my card, just 20 metres back up the street.
As well as the coffee the café sells home-baked items and a range of salads and sandwiches, all of which looked good to me but I was more interested in the ashtrays - HA!
This is a very useful little corner shop just off the main Stortorget square. Pressbyran is a Swedish chain of convenience stores which sell all sorts of things such as newspapers and magazines, fast food and snacky stuff, along with useful things like batteries and public transport tickets.
I used this one to buy my postcard and stamp which were sold to me by a cheery, helpful, guy who ensured I got the correct stamp for the destination. Also useful is the fact that the postbox is right outside and so having popped into to the little cafe round the corner for a coffee and to write out the card all I had to do was retrace my steps to send it.
Malmö Sweden's third largest city is connected with Copenhagen by the Øresundsbron combined road and rail bridge since 2000.
The city was founded by the archbishop of Lund in 1275, when this area belonged to Denmark. In the XV. century Malmö was one of the largest cities of Denmark and the Öresund region thanks to its rapid growth.
Copenhagen was only a modest port town at the time, although by construction of a fortress in 1167, the city started to go on the road that leads to the situation being the Danish capital.
Malmö together with Skane, became a part of Sweden in the Roskilde peace in 1658.
Despite the newly started developments, novadays, the city is still a pale shadow of its glorious past; and both architecturally and culturally has been lagging far behind the former rival Copenhagen.
Official website: http://www.malmo.se/
In 1906, the Swedish government announced a competition for writing of a story, from which the children may recognise the landscapes and traditions of their homeland.
The winner was the Nobel Prize-winning Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf with her tale "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils" (Orig. Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige).
The main character of the tale is a little boy turned into a dwarf, who starts to wander with the wild geese and is traveling all over the country on the back of a giant goose.
Fondest memory: On the front of the 20 SEK, you can see Selma Lagerlöf, while on the rear is an illustration of the famous Nils Holgersson, who astride on the giant goose is flying over the plains of Scania.
The story was a standard part of the curriculum of the Swedish public schools for many years. While this is no longer the case, this fabulous guide of Sweden remains one of the classic works of the children literature.of the world.
Favorite thing: Having been to Scarborough and Whitby, I was already familiar with the concept of Supa Loo public conveniences but in Malmö, they went one step further when the Central station lavs were privatised. It will set you back SEK 5 to use them but hey, you get a toilet aquarium! Sweet. :))) Seriously though, if you like aquariums, you're better off visiting the Triangeln shopping mall which has a bigger one.
know that in Sweeden there's a special law: Allemansratten which says that it is ' everyone's law'.For example:
You can put up your tent wherever you want for free but only if this place is at least 100 m far from the private on the other hand you have to ask the owner.
Fondest memory: Malmo in my opinion is very quiet & safety place
Favorite thing: Not much more need be said about this. I found it in Lila Torg, the square south-west of the main square at Stortorget.
Some historical buildings and Squares of Malmo are beautifully illuminated at night.
So don't miss a stroll around the town in darkness.
Shopping is actually really good here, but nothing you cant get in Copenhagen
Fondest memory: Reading Sex in the City in a nice warm bookstore in Malmo. Managed to read half of it in that shop :)
Fondest memory: I heard somewhere that Sweden has the largest cranes in the world. I'm not surprised after seeing the cranes in Malmo.
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