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Malmo Nov 2015

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Last year there was a European roller derby tournament in Malmo Sweden so we decided to go up for a long weekend. We arrived later in the evening, maybe 9 or 10pm and had to get from the train station to our hotel. Should be no problem as there are buses. So I think that we are pretty good with the public transportations. We usually don't have a problem. We can find where we need to go, where we are and how to get there. Pay the fare or buy a ticket and no problem. It's fairly easy. Only Malmo was not at all user friendly and it was sooo frustrating! 
So there are ticket machines at the train station to get a bus ticket (you cannot buy a ticket on the bus). So you put in where you are going from and to. Should be no problem. So we put in Malmo Central (main train station) and then try to find where we want to get off, only the stop we want is not listed. Lots of other towns and such that are nearby are listed as options, but not any of the stops we can find near where we want…

Tour du Mont Blanc days 9 & 10

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Our last full day of the trip was another gorgeous day. Raymond slept in really late - until 8:30! That is late camping time since we usually go to bed early. We walked into town for our baguette breakfast and ate it on a bridge overlooking the mountain.







We wandered through town a bit and everything was open which was odd for me since it was Sunday. I am used to most everything being closed.




We wandered down to this cemetery where they had plaques for all the people who had died on Mont Blanc. One girl was only 15! There was a lake nearby so we tried to spy on that, but it was all fenced off and a bike race was going on right there so we wandered back through town.


There was some kind of Bavarian festival going on with a band and dancing so we sat and listened/watched that for a while.




After lunch we wandered out past the campground where there were some trails up the mountains. We didn't find anything super fun though...




Then back to town for dinner before bed.


Our las…

Tour du Mont Blanc day 7 & 8

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Day 7 of our trip started with reversing the trip we took the days prior. We got up and packed up our stuff to go get some food and wait for the bus. Most everyone else was packing up as well, but they took forever. We finished before people who started way before us. We caught the 10:20 bus and some people walked by just heading out then. We walked into town and got a baguette for breakfast and sat by the lake until the bus came. It really was a nice location.

The bus took us back to the train to Martigny. On the way there the train went by the town above - the side of the mountain was all patchwork farms which seems crazy. It was so steep! I have no idea what they were growing there.


When we got to Martigney it was lunchtime so we wandered around to see if there was anything good to eat. We ordered a few things at this Thai place and they just kept brining things out to us. Somehow we had ordered way more than we thought, but that was okay.









We then wandered through the town a b…