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Ullared Store And Scandinavian Ferry (Day 2)

Ullared Store And Scandinavian Ferry (Day 2)

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The first night at the camping was unexpectedly nice. We didn’t know exactly how it will be because we haven’t made any tests before leaving to check if the whole car setup will work. As novice campers, we woke up kind of early according to us, but already late for our camping comrades. At 9:30 a.m. the camping was already empty. We’ve got ourself ready for the road and we drove towards the city of Ullared, a place well known by the Swedish people for its huge store starring the name. Honestly, we are not sure if the store is named after the city or the other way around.

The truth is that we understood the amplitude of this place when we arrived there. We saw the biggest parking place that we have ever uncovered in Sweden, filled with many people, each of them carrying 2-3 fully stocked shopping carts that had products ready to fall out of them. The people were expecting the amount of products that they will buy so most of the cars were equipped with roof boxes, folded back seats or directly carrying an extra trailer.

Hardly we found our place to park our car, because we were lucky that someone else was already finishing his shopping list. As I said before, for the professionals, 10 a.m. was already late. We figured out fast how the things work so we took our shopping cart and went to the entrance filled with enthusiasm. Another sign that made us understand what we were about to discover when we get in was the number and the colour of our cart, 0573, red. Why is this so relevant? It is because around us we saw that the numbers go to the maximum with 4 digits and the colours have about 5-6 variations.

The Ullared experience was something comparable with the IKEA one: everyone is saying that when you are going to IKEA it will be like an entire day trip, where you will walk between the store shelves, buying things that you didn’t even know that you need them before. Even so, we couldn’t resist to this temptation, especially because most of the products are 3-4 times cheeper then the usual price (and yes, there we found the same brands that could be find in any other store or supermarket, national and international).

So, we bought the necessary supplies for the trip, one hammock, one grill pan, some cosmetics, a few gifts and even some food. We did also another shopping list with products that we want to buy on our way back home, for logistic and space reasons. For someone who lives in Sweden or Denmark, the trip to Ullared is really worth once or twice a year, because you can supply your home stock at the half of the regular price.

After the Ullared experience we went straight to the South, towards Helsinborg, to take the ferry that will bring us to Helsingor, Denmark. The ferry trip was a short one, about 25 minutes, but it was an ideal one because we caught again a fantastic sunset, seeing the Northern Sea with other eyes.

And regarding the camping, in the second night we found out that the camp sites also have closing hours, so we spent the night in the parking lot near the camping, to be sure that the next day we will enjoy the sea and the Hamlet castle (which we are going to share about in the next post).

Hamlet's Castle And Denmark's Coast (Day 3)

Hamlet's Castle And Denmark's Coast (Day 3)

EuroTrip, Here We Come!

EuroTrip, Here We Come!