Today has been an extremely long day. I’m writing this at 10pm and that means we have been awake for 17 hours, after only 5 hours sleep last night. Today is one of our travel days because we are moving on, but we had a great idea to get an early train to malmo, spend the day there, then get a later train to Copenhagen.
To everyone else’s in the dorms dismay, we had to set an alarm for 5am, we managed to catch the tram at 5:55 and the train to malmo at 6:40. We were on a super posh train. Wifi, loads of leg room, coat hooks, everything! Because we had wifi we had a lot of choice on Netflix. Out of ALL the things shannon could have chose, we ended up watching ‘SPF-18’ which is a surf movie/romance. It was possibly the worst film I’ve ever seen with the creepiest narrator in the world. It was a laugh watching it though because it was so bad!
For breakfast we had some energy bars that we shared, half a bread roll and an orange, it’s like we’re on rations! When we got to Copenhagen, the first thing we bought was a croissant, a very big one, it was lush! We found luggage storage in malmo station, so thankfully we didn’t have to carry around our luggage all day. We found a swinging chair near malmo station so sat on that for a while.
We then found a Swedish geocache, just in time, seeing as though this is our last day in Sweden. Then, this is the weird chunk of the day, we spent 5 hours – FIVE WHOLE HOURS – in a museum! But to be fair it was a pretty cool museum! It was Malmos City Museum, and it was fab. It was dirt cheap to get in and it had everything!
We started in an aquarium and reptile house, with so many different animals, then we saw loads and loads of taxidermy, hundreds of animals, that looked so alive! After this there was the temporary expeditions were we ended up playing twister and hopscotch. Then we ended up in a world full of dinosaurs! We got absolutely lost in a castle and fortress grounds. We danced about a bit and got scared by the plague rooms and then it took us about half an hour to find the exit so that was fun!
We stopped half way for a break. In a nice little cafe we got a mocha and some butternut squash soup with bread, which was so nice! Funniest moment of the day was shannon dropping bread in her soup and it splattered everywhere, I’m laughing while writing this! After this we were so tired we didn’t think we could walk anymore, but we got up and soldiered on.
We went to the other half of the museum now and wow. It had a room full of cars, where you could sit on motorbikes and in fire engines and all sorts. They had an aeroplane room and a boat room, they had stars and EVERYTHING! We saw a submarine and got very excited, but got accidentally caught up in a private tour of the submarine by an old gentleman who used to work on that very submarine. It was very interesting but he did go on a long time. After an hour of him talking he asks ‘do you have any questions’ so being the dignified person I am, I ask ‘did your ears pop when you go in the sea?’ (!)
The last room we went in was the ‘idea room’ and it had so many things to try and press and play with and we were in our element. A tired element but still, it was great fun. After this, we had officially been in the museum for 5 hours. We left at 3:30, had a quick walk in the park and looked in a few shops and made our way back to the train station. We collected our big luggage bags and got the train at 5:13.
Getting to Copenhagen at 5:50, we made our way by foot to the hostel, this took about 30 minutes and we were so tired! We seemed so grumpy when we got to the hostel but we were dying from exhaustion. We still needed to eat though, so after dropping off our bags, we went out for food. Our first proper meal out!
We had already been warned that Copenhagen is quite expensive, so we went somewhere that the hostel suggested, called Spise, it served mainly tapas. We bought a deal we’re we got 8 tapas and we also bought two apple juices and had chocolate mousse for dessert, we were treating ourselves! So tonight was the night we accidentally spent £90 for food! It was nice though.
To add to the list of why people think myself and shannon are weird; I was sat in this tapas place, watching one of the fridges, constantly on edge because a bottle of wine was leaning against the fridge door. As soon as someone opened it, it would of been bye bye to said bottle of wine. So next thing I know, shannon is politely saying ‘excuse me’ to the waiter and ‘I know this may sound really weird but can you please move that bottle of wine because it’s going to smash and it’s making hayley very nervous’ he was a bit taken aback I think but thought it was very amusing! But he still moved the wine bottle and the evening was saved!
After this posh meal, we went to Nettos to buy water, talk about a contrast in places!
Even though we had an exhausting day, it was still great! We had such a laugh everywhere we went!
Roll on tomorrow!