. Kristen and I pretending we were dancing at the ball ourselves. The two most interesting things I found about the castle was the plumbing system and the defense system. There were so many hidden holes and cranies that were made to help ward off any enemies trying to get into the castle. There was a vent above the doorway of the castle that was made for pouring hot oil on top of enemies. The plumbing system was fascinating in the fact that there wasn't really any at all. The toilet consisted of a hole you sat on and the excrements just fell into the outside lawn area. Outside they were having a bikers meeting of Malmo where at least 80-100 Harley Davidson bikers were relaxing and preparing to watch the mid evil tournament. I felt like I had been thrown into the movie "A knight's Tale". After we left the castle we explored back roads trying to get to the beach. At the beach we strolled through little shops and fish stores. Then we hiked up a hill to a ancient site where the piece of land we were on was surrounded on all three sides of us. We all took a minute to sit down next to the hill to watch the surf bang against the rocks below us, enjoy the scenery of para sailers to our right and breathe the fresh Sweden ocean air! Oh yeah I tried smoked eel for the first time as we went back down to the beach town.
We slept in until 11:00am the next day where we sat around eating breakfast deciding where we should go today. Hmmm where should I spend my day in Sweden today. For breakfast it was very different then your normal bowl of cereal in the unites states. We had a type of bread that had a texture like pita bread. You butter it first then put sliced swiss cheese on it for a snack. We soon learned this is a very very very common food in Sweden. There are 6 aisles in the grocery devoted to bread and cheese. Elin asked me what my favorite thing to do was when visiting somewhere. I knew right away it was the beach for me. So it was decided we would spend the day in southeast Sweden, on the way visiting in old castle where HD bikers were meeting for a mid evil tournament. In 1499 Glimmingehus was built. It was so strange walking in the walls of such an old building that had such history. It was fun to imagine the people living there and how they looked and acted. In the bottom floor was the servants and kitchen staff all the way to the very top where balls were held