Day 6: Öland - Copenhagen
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Our goal for today was Malmö, before heading back into Denmark. However, we had nicked a pile of brochures at the tourist office yesterday and we decided it would be nice to visit some of the sights in the area, rather than heading to 'just another city'.
This part of Sweden is famed for its "Glasriket", traditional glass blowing, and there are many 'glasbruks' in the woods of Småland, some of which have been in business for over 100 years.
We visited one of these places where they were making glass tiles with a Canadian maple leaf on it. Not too sure what the purpose of this was, but it was interesting to see how these tiles are being made (though the glass blowing contained very little 'blowing', it was more rolling and turning)
It takes five people 10 minutes to create one tile, so no wonder the stuff is ridiculously expensive.
We also visited a moose sanctuary, as we really wanted to see the famous Scandinavian animals, but had little hopes of encountering a moose in the wild (not that it is uncommon to encounter a moose in the wild, but such encounter mostly happens at night and usually involves a meeting between your car and said moose, so not something to look forward to).
The sanctuary involved a very nice forest walk around the huge enclosures where the moose live in their near-natural habitat. It was great to catch some fresh air, even if the weather wasn't particularly appealing today. And, surprise surprise, we did see a moose! OK, chances of seeing a moose in the huge enclosures are about 98%, but still :)