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March Mix

Wednesday 16/04/14 16:28 by Petter

We’ve been pretty off-the-blog lately. Sorry about that. And it wasn’t long ago that we told you we thought about blogging less from Sweden and only focusing on our travels, but many readers commented and emailed about that asking us to post more from Sweden. So we listen, and here it comes! We will try our best to blog more often but life is moving fast and it is hard to blog about everything. Let’s start with a little March recap.

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March has been an hectic month for both of us. We’ve been studying 200%, doing all the stuff we missed during our Sri Lanka trip as well as the all the new things coming up, in school.

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We’ve also been working with various Sunshinestories projects, you will see more about that when times comes, but we have a few very interesting things coming up. It is always so fun to grab the most radical idea, work with it  and hopefully turn it into reality! The feeling of creativity, independency and fulfillness is amazing. We’ve actually had a business meeting with potential investors with one of our ideas..

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We’ve also been doing some freelance gigs with our digital media/photography company & as you’ve seen launched our new weeding photography site. Bookings for weeding shoots are rolling in by the day and that is really fun! WE LOVE to shoot weedings :D

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Spring came to Malmö early and we’ve already hanged out in the parks a few times.

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Surf’s been up! I and Oscar went for two full day surf trips. Some really good spring waves with sunny weather and perfect north westerly swell.

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Post surf skate session in Båstad Skatepark.

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More waves.

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Hanging out with Malibu in Jesus Parken.

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Neighbours put up an installation in Jesus parken to make a stand against the deportation of immigrants..

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We started to do Hot Yoga at Hot Yoga Triangeln and we totally dig it! Gives you the warmth and flexibility we love so much when Yoga:ing on Sri Lanka. Since the middle of February we’ve been doing yoga almost once a day, it really gives us the daily energy and relaxation we need.

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Found our fav mexican beer at a new tacoplace, Negra Modelo!

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Linn & the sun.

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We decided we wanted to indulge more in the interesting restaurants & bars popping up in town. The amount of good restaurants have increased so fast since we moved here 1.5yrs ago. This month we tried Tryne till knorr, Söder om Småland, BELLE Epoqué, Dubbel Dubbel, Green & Yellow juice bar, Saltimporten, Barbacoa & more. Love how food-malmö is evolving!

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The constant change of the street art wall outside Folkets Park.

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Typical Möllan.. Love it!

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Planning some cool collabs with our stickit mates!

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Took this mega awesome studio picture of Malibu! Everytime we travel and leave her at home is sooo hard. And she knows, every time we leave, she knows we won’t be back for a while.. It’s the worst part of our travel-love. This picture will be great to have with us when we are on the go.

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I’ve been engaging in the local green party in Båstad lately, Miljöpartiet, and I will candidate for the election this autumn. It will be my second period in the party. I won’t have time to engage full on in the politics but i will support as much as I can. On a personal level it is giving to have a hand in the politics, to see and get an understanding for how things work. Also it is inspiring to get together and meet all the like minded and driven people in the party. My mum will step back as the spokeswoman and are on the list for the region as well as the parliament and I am very proud of her work in Miljöpartiet.

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Late march, and the trees and plants started to bud, spring is around the corner and all swedes go crazy happy! No more cold or dark. It started to get brighter, sunnier and warmer by the day!

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The juice trend has come to Sweden and so has the juice bars. We love fresh juice. And we love the Green & Yellow juice bar which is about to open in every other city soon. Check it out! A fun lunch with Isabel who we hadn’t seen for a while!

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March has been a sushi month. We’ve eaten sushi like never before. Love the sushi from chill out sushi, just can’t get enough of it… Been perfect for us to bring home some take away as we have been working late on the evenings with our projects.

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Payed a visit on Malmö Wine Festival with my dad. It’s always fun and TASTY to try have a look at the latest trends and find some gems to choose for our summer winelist at G Swensons.

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March was also about how to build beer-glass-towers.

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Sunny Malmö!! LOVE IT!

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And last but not least, hipsterväggen packed with Möllan peeps, beers and falafels. That’s a real spring sign for us nowadays.

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Malmö, Sweden

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Bröllopsfotograf Skåne

Friday 04/04/14 13:48 by Petter

På senare dar så har i fått fler och fler som vill anlita oss som bröllopsfotografer så vi kände att vi kände att vi borde presentera oss på riktigt någonstans. Så vi har satt upp Bröllopsfotograf Skåne ägnad helt åt våra bröllopsfotografier. Vi älskar verkligen att fånga dagen då två blir till en, det är ett magiskt uppdrag. Kika in på sajten om ni vill se mer.

We have gotten a lot of requests to shoot weddings lately so we decided to dedicate a new site only for our wedding photography. It’s unfortunatly only in Swedish at the moment but you can always check the images out at if you like!-> brollopsfotografskane.se 

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Sweden

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Dubbel Dubbel Malmö

Saturday 29/03/14 12:46 by Petter

We started our opera evening with a dinner at Dubbel Dubbel, and got thrown back to borneo by the tastes of the Chinese kitchen. It’s amazing how senses and tastes can make you travel so fast. The food was good and the small restaurant was very nicely decorated but the personal approach was missing. Like the paper menus. I like the simplicity of having the menu on just a paper print, but when they’re put on the tables as a decoration? Gives a McDonalds feeling, that the menus are fixed and automated, and that’s not a good feeling when you pay 175SEK for a main course.

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Malmö, Restaurang, Restaurants

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La Bohème @ Malmö Opera

Friday 28/03/14 09:03 by Petter

This saturday we went to see the premiere of La Bohème at Malmö Opera. We don’t go to Opera very often so it was a nice experience. Opera has an image of being expensive, hard to understand and something for the upper cultural society. But if you don’t care about that and just go I think most people could learn to enjoy it. It is pricey tough but as a student you get 50% of all tickets on Malmö Opera. It’s overall, to me, a very different way of entertainment compared to the mass culture we’re fed with by hollywood movies, but that’s the beauty. La Bohème is a story written on the 1800s, but is still relevant today. The opera melodies with the sound of the whole symphony orchestra of Malmö was incredible.

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We found Cederberg wines in the Opera Bar, love them South Africans.

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Art, Malmö, Sweden

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Kämpa Malmö

Sunday 23/03/14 15:18 by Petter

The past two weeks in Malmö have been very intriguing. You can read about it in the press yes and we usually don’t write about the social debate on this blog but in this occasion we live in the middle of it and it is really hard not to get involved.

Exactly two weeks ago, on the night of the international womens day a demonstration was held in the middle of the night where women together walked the streets of Malmö to reclaim the night in “Ta tillbaka natten demonstration“. Shortly after the demo some of the people got attacked by nazis on Möllevången, on the street just in the next corner of where we live. The nazis drew knifes and stabbed the others fatally. One of the guys are still in the hospital with his life threatened.

The day after about 2000 people gathered on the square down our street, Möllevångstorget in a spontaneous demonstration to the rasism and nazist violence.

During that week we saw how bad work by the police and the media fucked up the whole picture of what happened. Read more of that here. The debate in main stream media has been terribly out of focus the past two weeks. Instead of targeting the real problem, the nazi political wave coming trough Europe, it has been about left and right extremists violence abuse even tough the ones getting attacked were not left extremists.. Even if they would be, let’s look at the two sides and what they stand for before we condemn them both as two hooligan gangs that just wants to fight on the streets.

The nazis that did this are political active in Sweden in new upcoming nazi party that seems to get some support in the election this autumn. Their two top election questions are:

1. “Sweden is and should forever be Swedish: Only Swedish humans that belong to the genetic Swedish and Cultural heritage of ethnical Swedes should be Swedish citizens.”
2. “Sweden should be ruled by the Swedes: Non swedes should not be allowed power positions within the Swedish society”

The “left extrimists” like, the Anti Facist movement AFA, stand for:

“We work for every humans equal right and work against rasism, sexism and homofobia”

Still, they are pretty much being portrayed in media as two extremists sides just fighting because they think it’s fun. I think that’s super wrong. With that said we don’t support violence of any kind and are not active in any of these parties but I think it is terribly wrong to draw both of these movements over one line. Standing up for peoples equal right is something every one should be able to do but instead iv’e understood that many stay quiet just because there is a extreme side on both the right and the left. That’s also wrong. Everyone should be able to stand up against rasism and fascism in any way they can.

Last sunday a massive peaceful demonstration was held in Malmö where something like 13.000 people together gathered and walked the streets of Malmö against fascism and rasism. It was for everyone by everyone. We were among those of course and it was a truly amazing experience. Kids, Parents, Youths, Families, Long, Short everyone walked for every humans equal value. I’ve never in my whole life had such a big fate on human and the society before. Amazing. Together we did a better job than the media drawing the line for what’s right and what’s wrong. We shared the day with the power of the media in our own hands on #kämpamalmö.

Below follows a few pictures from the demonstration in Malmö. They said it was the biggest one in Sweden during the last 50yrs+ years. Some images look pretty fierce but this day was all about keeping the city and the society together as one, it was really awesome.

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The demonstration went on the whole day and evening. When the sun set some great artists took place on the stage on möllevångstorget including Timbuktu, Partiet, Carlito, Loop Troop, Ayla Shatz, Gnucci, Ozzy och Piraterna, Kapten Röd med flera. Many wise words were spoken and the song texts got a whole new context on this day.

 

Malmö

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Sunna 21

Thursday 13/03/14 20:41 by Linn

My little sister Sunna and her best friend Emma, who I traveled to Las Palmas with last May, joined us on Sri Lanka for three weeks as a first stop on their trip. We rented a house on the beach and lived there together. Haha, we had so much fun. One of the best days was Sunnas 21st birthday! Here’s a bunch of pictures from the day:

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Coconut and banana pancakes for breakfast!

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Then a surf session!

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Favorite lineup..

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Just playing around.

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Then we jumped on a bus!

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A very happy driver dropped us off just where we wanted to end up!

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Lunch in the sun at Palm Villas in Mirissa.

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Totte and Holger our friends from home joined us for a cold beer + ice cream in the shade. They’ve been coming to Sri Lanka for a very long time, Totte has been researching/living here. I remember sitting around the table with them before our first trip here, they told us about Mirissa. Back then it didn’t look like it does now.. They got so much knowledge about the island and the people, they even talk some Sinhala. This year they brought their daughter Devi.

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Birthday jump!

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We sat down at one of the newly opened beach restaurants. A bit south Thailand-feeling, these pop up tent restaurants weren’t here last year!

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But the drinks were good!

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First visitor under the table.

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Second visitor, a giant turtle who also thought these restaurants was a new thing.. She swore these tables weren’t here last time she put her eggs on this beach, or the 10 years before that..

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Maybe she just wanted to wish Sunna a happy birthday!

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Happy birthday Sunna! Thanks for a great day!

 

Birthdays, Sri Lanka, Surfing & Longboarding

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