Midnight madness in Malmo

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So on to our next destination. We left Denmark by catching the train over to Malmo, a little town which bridges Sweden with Denmark. Was a bit wierd as the trip only took 40 mins. Its meant to be a great sight crossing the bridge but as it was dark we just pretended to be amazed..hehe. So we got off the train with not much of a plan...as all the trains were fully booked for onward journeys to Stockholm we decided to spend the night there. Literally. In the station.We set up camp on and behind a bench, and were quite happy, until what looked like a soldier came up  at around midnight and started to talk to us. After a second  he relaised we were english speaking so plainly said 'we are closing up this section in 1/2 hour'.  We got talking to him and he turned out to be really nice, just scary looking in his outfit! He said the only other option (if we wanted to remain cheapskates) was to camp ouside. In the freezing cold. I bit the bullet and said ok, but that was after walking round seeing if there were any cheap hotels...which there werent! So we found a bench in the covered platform area and tried our best to keep warm and get some shut eye...

  Thankfully 5am rolled around and we were still alive. The station was opening up, so we went inside and warmed up for a bit then headed out for a couple of hours to see the place. Was a very small town, pretty in all the snow. After filling up on brekkie we headed on back to the station and bought our tickets for our next stop...Stockholm!

Nick says:
wow! you guys are brave. sounds chilly but makes a good story! :)
Posted on: Feb 22, 2006
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