Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006:
How to get cheap beer in Helsingborg?
Go to Denmark. Almost.

Pictured below: A view of the place where cars queue up to get on the ferry from Helsingborg (in Sweden) to Helsingör (in Denmark).
In English, Helsingör is Elsinore. And for all you Shakespeare fans, Elsinore Castle is there, right across the water from Helsingborg. Note the next ferry to leave at 14:50 is called Hamlet.

"There's something rotten in the State of Denmark"
(like newspaper cartoonists who like to provoke Muslims, for example).
Isn't this an amazingly educational blog?

What I think:

The ferry crossing takes about 20 minutes. It's a good place to buy beer. Sometimes I'll buy a single (foot passenger) ticket (US/CAN: One Way) and not get off in Denmark; Just buy a case on board, and do a round trip.

It's so much cheaper than buying a case in Sweden, and you get to take a little trip as well! The ticket's only 24 Kronor (£1.80 / US$3.10 / CAN$3.55 / AUS$4.17 / €2.60). Bargain.

So one of the best things about living in Helsingborg is buying beer on the way to (or from) Denmark, and never having to actually set foot on Danish soil. Brilliant.

You know, if beer were cheaper in Sweden, less people would make this trip, and the Swedish government would ultimately make more money. And it would be so much more convenient as well.

It's time that the Swedish government did something about it. That's what I think.


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