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Leaving Malmö for a day

guestposted by wonderingviking.com   Let your friends know Sans the cappuccino the idea may have been pertinent a thousand years ago but in the day of jet skis not very probable, nevertheless it happened. Here is how. As I biked down for a well-deserved jolt of lunch java at a Malmo seaside café I encountered a strange sight. The guest dock …

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MIDSUMMER

However some say that there is no proof of such pre-Christian rites but the word maypole is derived from maja which means to decorate with leaves and has little to do with the month of May. Now perhaps we should dream about having a livable planet instead as the birds and the bees are threatened by climate change and even …

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FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

Judging by the lines at the Argentinian meat sandwich and the Bulgogi and kimchi fries truck at the Malmö Foodtruck Festival yesterday the short answer is No. After swishing over the money the wait could exceed half-an-hour for the Argentinian meat off a charcoal grill served in a white baguette handed out from a converted camper kitchen. For desert the …

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RAGTRADE

That makes all the sense. So much so that it filled Slagthuset recently with people eager to empty closetsful of stuff they did not need or thought someone else had better use for. This was “Loppis med Lyx” so there were Hermes, Polo, Dior, Lagerfeld, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and many more brands both on the tables with offerings and the …

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Bus got gas

Grabbed my camera bag and set of in search of the source. At the end of Västra Varvsgatan and Riggaregatan I found it in the form of a gas-driven bus engulfed in bright orange flames. As the valves of the roof top gas cylinders blew, with a hissing sound, flames shot out as if spat by a dragon (and I …

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Neptunigatan

…when Neptunigatan was re-opened after three years. The new stretch connects Gibraltargatan nearby Saluhallen with Västra Varvsgatan and will hopefully speed up the traffic flow in and out of Västra Hamnen.   Along the road there are 28 concrete boxes which are to collect and filter the water from the road and bike tracks. In the boxes there are filter beds …

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Vegovision

Perhaps it was a sign of the times that the venue for the vegan fair hosted by Djurens Rätt (Animal Rights) was a former slaughterhouse.  With a pink armband visitors were greeted by a pink pig and a fox, a lure for children to visit the children’s corner of the fair.  Another draw for children (and adults) was ice cream …

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Ingrid

She is facing a large blank sheet of paper at a Creative Mornings breakfast in Malmö. Black shirt, black jeans, black boots and short brown hair is all the audience sees of her, meant to focus the audience on what she is creating. As the keynote speaker begin to talk Ingrid puts marker to paper and translate the words into …

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Justina

Born and raised by classical musician parents Justina was destined to play the piano. Her mother brought her at a young age to a music school where a teacher asked Justina to follow her into a practice room without her mother.  She remembers little of what happened in the room but when she emerged the teacher proclaimed that she would …