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Trip Start Apr 19, 2010
131Trip End Apr 18, 2011
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And we sure wasted no time. For our first full day in Sweden, we went all over the place. We first headed out to Lund University which is where Martin finished up his studies. It’s also one of the top three universities in Sweden. We walked into a bunch of department buildings, a few classrooms, and all over campus. The place was amazing. It’s incredibly clean and well-kept. All of the department buildings are modern, well maintained, and technologically up-to-date
After we walked around campus, we strolled through the Lund downtown area. A third of the population in Lund are university students , so it’s got a great atmosphere when the students are around. Martin commuted from home, but he was still able to show us the cobble stone square and small eateries that define a college town. We stopped for a late lunch downtown, but the fun didn’t stop there. We jumped on the train back to Malmo and spent the rest of the evening exploring that city. Martin grew up in Malmo and now lives in the downtown area. And the place is awesome. It’s super pedestrian-friendly with open walking squares, lots of shopping, and even more food. Hardly any cement and mostly stone create the streets, sidewalks, and atmosphere
And with all the windmills, parks, lakes, and sightseeing we did on our first day, the fun rolled right into the next. We spent the morning time window shopping and eating downtown before meeting up with Max, a friend of Martin’s, and heading outside of the city to the quarry. It’s basically a quarry that is now filled in to be a lake and the local people spend hours there in the summer swimming, picnicking, and enjoying the incredible scenery that engulf the quarry—green, luscious trees and long, soft grass. It’s absolutely beautiful.
We then headed to the third park of our visit. It’s actually an old airport turned into a park. Martin and Lindsey went for a run while Max and Paul explored the different paths of the park. We all met at the top of the hill, which also happens to be the highest point in the city of Malmo. It’s wasn’t incredibly clear anymore, as the typical Swedish fall haze was starting to set in, but we could see the bridge that spanned across the waters to Denmark as well as the Turning Torso. It was awesome.
On our way home we saw not one, but two Volvo factories. Welcome to Sweden.