Dec 30 2017

Christmas in Sweden

We hope everyone’s had a wonderful Christmas as we’ve had.

We travelled to Helsingborg, Sweden and celebrated together with my family and friends.

Our flight left Zurich just after 12 o’clock on the 23d of December and we arrived Copenhagen just after 14. As we would need to take the train from the airport to Helsingborg and the time was pretty tight we run trough the airport to the baggage claim, but in vain. As we have learned the guys at Copenhagen airport who handle all baggage are not the quickest in the world. It took 45 minutes from the plane landed until our bag arrived.

OK, we aimed for the next train. When we should walk down to the platform we could see it was cancelled….hmmm, without any explanation. As we have seen earlier there was a train leaving to Helsingör, Denmark a few minutes later. From there, there is a ferry crossing over to Helsingborg. We decided for that way of travel.

It was a good choice, the train arrived just in time for the next ferry. On the ferry we had time for a glass of white wine each. We arrived at 17:15 at our hotel, checked in and headed for our room to throw in the bags only …… Waoooo – and what a room we got!

The hotel – it’s called Elite Plaza Mollberg – is by the way the oldest in Sweden. It exists since 1344!

Anyway we did not have much time. We have a planned to meet our friends Mia and Lars in the bar. Later in the evening Diana and I was invited for dinner at my parents place.

24th of December we had the day together with Mia and Lars. We should be picked up outside the hotel around 18:00 by my sisters husband Hans. So we started with a nice breakfast after that the four of us decided to have a champagne breakfast in our room (which was not a bad start of the day).

After that we headed out to town for some shopping (at least  Mia and Diana). As the weather was not the best and it started raining we decided to find a bar…. no bar was open we noticed. Next plan was that we go back to the hotel instead and have a beer or wine. Just after six in the eve we arrived at my sisters house for the Christmas eve dinner, It was fun to meet everyone, it was two years ago, we’ve seen eachother. I have missed the wonderful Christmas buffet which we have in Sweden.

As my sister works as chef and has her own catering company, she is used to cooking, she even did vegan dishes for Diana. Really filled up with food we left for the hotel just after midnight.

25th of December it was time for our trip home. We said goodby to Mia and Lars around 10 in the morning, they drove back home to Gothenburg and we left for the ferry and later the train to Copenhagen airport. At six in the eve we were back home and greeted by a happy Odin.

 

3 comments

    • Sigrid Starck on December 30, 2017 at 2:34 pm
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    Det var underbart att vi fick fira jul med er hemma i Sverige. 🎄
    Vi hjälper varandra med julmaten men Connie gjorde det mesta. Hon är så fantastiskt duktig!
    Tyvärr så går tiden så fort när man har det trevligt.
    Det var också trevligt att träffa era gamla vänner i från Göteborg Mia och Lars.
    Det blev en underbar jul.😃
    Nu önskar vi er

    Gott Nytt år! 🍾🥂

    • Doris Ziegler on December 30, 2017 at 1:10 pm
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    Das war sicher eine wunderschöne Weihnachtsfeier!
    Und das “JUL BORD” – oh, wir können uns denken wie fein das war!
    Das Hotelzimmer: einfach perfekt und luxuriös!
    Mama & Paps

    1. Oh ja! Danke euch und liebi Grüess 🙂

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