Malmö was the break we needed, a bit like a holiday within a holiday. I knew that it would never feel like groovy Copenhagen so I kept my expectations low. Entering Sweden was, however, an interesting experience. Sweden's third largest city turned out to be more than just a boring gloomy place with Turning Torso in the backdrop. Strolling around picturesque Lilla Torg in the twilight after our first afternoon walk felt delightful. The morning after was dedicated to the simple pleasures of life; we successfully smuggled hotel breakfast to eat later, spent some quality time in the hotel room and got ready for a sunny day outdoors. Moderna Museet (Museum of Modern Art) was a letdown but we had our fix of greenery: parks, cemeteries and gardens with a quiet atmosphere and colours matching its seasonal glory. We made the best out of the outdoor activity indeed, giving both wallet and mind a rest, before our departure to majestic Stockholm.