Just like last year I had the opportunity to spend a few summer days in the beautiful land of Sweden. This time I was invited to Malmö, a city that I have already visited and learned to love before.
The whole trip took place under the theme of sustainability. My buddy Carl, who I have met last year on my first trip with Visit Sweden, got me connected with Malmö Town. Down from there, everything was planned very fast.
I was accommodated in the new built Ohboy Hotel for a few days. Besides a couple of loft-hotelrooms, the building provides flats that are for rent as well, all under the aspect of a smart and green lifestyle in a flourishing urban area.
An elementary part of that lifestyle is the bycicle. In order to preserve the environment, to every hotel room belongs at least one folding bike. Furthermore, the Ohboy focusses on a really pretty interior architecture and sustainable, novel supplies. For example, they served a chocolate bar by WellbeSLEEP which should make you fall asleep much easier, and many other delicious goodies with green background as well (e.g. from Getraw, Caliente or Djunked).
After I got rid of my travel tiredness with a powernap, I started to explore Malmö by bike. What I immediately realised was, how bike friendly this town really is with its wide bicycle lanes. I had never recognized that as a pedestrian. From my home base Bostad I rode my bike to the harbour, from there on to the centre with the Stora and Lilla Torg and finally to the wonderfully greenish Kungsparken.
Resting for a while in the park, I watched a group of young people playing some kind of baseball game and another group of not so young, but equally happy people on a boat ride with live music, where everybody sang along after a glass or two. Life quality in Swedish.
I let the day come to an end at my favourite place in Malmö: Ribersborgsstranden. At the pier I watched a young photographer working with his model, and later I spoke a bit to them. Mido is a really talented guy who creates amazing images and Anna is a cheerful young lady, who was about to travel Germany with her boyfriend and their doggo.
The following day was so hot, that I spent most of the time at the ocean once again. The water was as warm as you would expect in June, but it was good enough for a few dips and providing refreshment. After another short tour with my bike I sat down at my favourite sportsbar in town and watched two matches of the World Cup. The blockbuster encounter of Germany and Sweden I was planning to watch a few hours further up to the north though.
This blogpost is a result of a trip in partnership with Malmotown.