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  • Day37

    Copenhagen

    May 26, 2017 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Renting bikes from the hotel was a perfect way to maximize our time in Cooenhagen, especially on a holiday with less traffic. Christiania (the alternative living community) with a path along the water, the opera house, Rosenborg Castle, lunch on a busy square, Christianborg Palace and the Royal library. At one point we heard the roar of voices near a canal and discovered a massive football celebration with yellow dust being thrown in the air. Police presence was obvious but we quickly left for quieter places. Topped off a delicious Danish dinner with waffle cones. Yum! The weather has been ideal although I hear that rain may be upon us in Belgium. Today we are walking to a weekend antique/flea market before our flight to Amsterdam. I would definitely come back to Scandinavia again to experience more rural areas but we have enjoyed the cities, especially Helsinki.Read more

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  • Day27

    Copenhagen between cruises

    May 16, 2017 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    While waiting for cruise 2 to the Baltics, we are doing a quick tour of Copenhagen and on a mission to find our hotel for later this month. The hop on hop off bus is a relaxing way to preview the city and stop at several places along the way. Still loved Rotterdam and Delft the best, though. Clean, friendly and love their football/soccer. The local team won the championship for the first time in 18 years. The celebration was awesome - lifeboats shooting their form of "fireworks" beside the bridge, cyclists and walkers cheering, horns honking for hours. We made sure to be out of the train station before the game ended. Coming back from Delft, we had ticket problems because the change machine was,broken and our credit cards weren't accepted because we didn't have pin numbers. Funny part is we used our card to buy the first tickets on the same line! They let us into the station but we had to sneak out right in front of a line of policemen staging themselves for the post-game celebration. Got out of there just in time and walked to the Swan Market, a local gathering of artisans, good trucks, music, and vintage goods. Dan had his first experience with European bathrooms with no privacy! I had warned him but his reaction was priceless. All is well and we still having a ball.Read more

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