A little trip to Malmö

Covid has stopped our international travel but it does not diminish the craving for big city pulse. We decided to take a short trip to Malmö and stay one night at the Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmö Live.

Our first stop was at Katrinetorp Landeri. It was interesting to see the combination of the edible with the beautiful, Brassica oleracea alongside Tagetes patula. A big garden with an impressively wide plant range, including weeds.

Before checking in to our hotel we ate at The Malmö Saluhall. A glass of Rioja and some Montaditos, Spanish open sandwiches. It reminded us of Las Palmas where we ate the same combination whilst being entertained by the bizarrely costumed participants of the carnival.

Some shopping followed and in the late afternoon rain we considered eating in the hotel’s 25th floor restaurant but that was fully booked. We made a soggy excursion to The Green Lion Inn an ornate English style pub. A few glasses of IPA were followed by a Laphroaig. The fish and chips was excellent. The cook was a mute who when asked about the food he had delivered to an adjacent table, produced his smartphone to deftly type the reply. Our waiter was on his second day and had some difficulty in taking our order for Laphroaig and Gammel Dansk. It rained less on the way home.

Our Covid secure breakfast was in a very large room with the tables well spread out and at a time that was prebooked to avoid crowding. There were many children staying in the hotel and we wondered if there was a child convention or perhaps it was stay-at-home holidays.

After breakfast we wandered in the Västra Hamnen area to the Fiskehoddorna. There was an impressive amount of new building in progress. Near the Malmö Museer are some large black and white photos of what looks like silent movie characters. A little girl with her family tried to imitate their bowed legs. We wandered back to the Saluhall to buy cheese and then drove to Rosengård for spicy sausages.

The Police presence on the E65 was conspicuous due to the “stone a Dane” problem. We were tempted to try a Södra Kompaniet sausage which we ate at our kitchen table due to the continuous light rain. Next week we are off to Bornholm.