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Freetown Christiania

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  • Day25

    Christiania

    January 11 in Denmark

    Christiania was certainly an interesting place on our walk today. Is a self-proclaimed district of about 850 to 1,000 residents. It was temporarily closed to the public by the residents in April 2011. Christiania has been a source of controversy since its creation in a squatted military area in 1971. Its cannabis trade was tolerated by authorities until 2004. In the years following 2004, measures for normalizing the legal status of the community led to conflicts, police raids and negotiations, however, the cannabis is prevalent in the area now, clearly being sold and smoked. I was even asked by security guard not to take a picture of Pusher Street (where the drugs are sold in stalls), I walked a few metres down the street and took one any way.Read more

  • Day85

    Copenhagen

    June 27, 2017 in Denmark

    Terrible night sleep. Was in a crappy headspace.
    Got to sleep eventually - woke up at 10 to get ready for my lunch date.
    On the walk there I started having a mini anxiety attack.
    I hate meeting people.
    Well I do and don't.
    If they have the skill of conversation starting then i am totally fine but if the job lands on me; that's when I panic.
    I'm wasn't overly anxious about meeting Nadia, more so Emillie.
    The 3 of us was just a very random combo.
    I waited by the clock as instructed.
    My heart rate would have been through the roof. Will was patient and waited with me.
    Emillie turned up first, convo was a bit staggered but we got through. It got better when Nadia turned up.
    She travelled an hour on the train just to see me :)
    Said good bye to Will and he went off to get a haircut.
    We walked to some cafe where they did a terrible job of translating the menu for me.
    All 3 of us ended up getting a dessert.
    The waffle was average but what it came with was amaziinggg.
    3 scoops of ice cream, chocolate sauce and lots of fresh fruit.
    I also got a Coke and I think it was about a litre. I have never in my life received such a large beverage.
    We talked about my travels and Emillie's baby (6 months pregnant)
    We talked about a lot of birth horror stories which was fun. Maybe not so much for her 🤗🤗
    Will breaking Helens ribs is a personal favourite.
    We chatted for ages! I didn't realize how quickly time had past until Will turned up and took a seat. Lucky he spotted my head because time had completely gotten Away from me and I hadn't messaged him to tell him where I was.
    His haircut looks stupid, as usual.
    We stayed chatting for another hour before saying goodbye. I actually had a really good time. The awkwardness left very quickly.
    Was great to see them both!
    I have been given some tips of what to see and do in Denmark.
    Once we said goodbye I got given the news about Grandad.
    He has had a turn for the worse and doctors have pretty much said everyone get to the hospital.
    😔
    I'm really upset about it but at least we have prep time.
    I said to Will - a man of his extreme intelligence loosing most of his sight and and having a cognitive block would be hell.

    What a fucking shitty year.

    Pete, Coco, Pippin and now this. 😥😥😥
    It surely has to stop?
    We are blocking Helen after this.
    We will need to chat more with the family before anything happens obviously.

    Helen has said mum is gonna feed the cats when they fly up tomorrow so that's at least one less stress for them - thanks mum.
    I'm so sad for Grandma.
    Re-entering a wifi zone causes the most anxiety cause I'm just waiting for the Facebook 'ping' with Helens name.
    😪😔
    We just walked home. I was obviously quite distracted.
    We are now just chilling at home.
    Attempting to do a load of washing. I make it up every time... as long as I don't flood the house I'd consider it a success.

    So I washed it and when I put it onto dry it filled up with water again 🤔
    Really hungry so we are leaving and will deal with it when home.
    We went in some long stupid walk to a non existent board walk.
    Will said our host said something about it but didn't really remember where it was.. lol
    It was a several kilometer walk before we found any water.
    We walked through a dog park 😍😍😍 before sitting at some bench by the water for a little bit.
    Walked home and stopped to get dinner on the way.
    We got some pizza :)
    The supermarket was across the street so we popped over their while they were making it to buy more milk and I found sour cream flavored Doritos! 🤤🤤
    Oh, and we bought juice.
    Their coins are cool yet weird. What I would automatically assume has the highest value because its design and size is actually only 5 Krone. It has a little hole in the middle lol.
    To find the conversion rate you have to decide by 5. I don't know why, because it should be easy but I'm having a hard time doing it.
    Walked home, ate and relaxing.
    No message about grandad..
    I asked Will if we should book our first night for Oslo but he said to wait for now.
    We are watching YouTube videos.

    Note: I'm looking at my Denmark to do list and on it is the church of our saviour.
    We haven't been BUT we see in every time we walk through the park to or from our house.
    ✔️
    Trying to narrow down possible activities for tomorrow- we have 3 options.
    The national museum
    Rosenborg castle
    Christianborg palace

    Oh the choices.
    #firstworldproblem

    Will has heard a new joke and thinks it's hysterical when it's not...

    What do you call a pile of cats?

    A meowtain.
    ...........

    I might need to find a new bf.

    Bedtime
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  • Day86

    Copenhagen

    June 28, 2017 in Denmark

    Woke up and prepped myself for the news before opening my eyes.
    He has actually improved overnight 🙌🏼
    Everyone flew up and said that he was coherent when they first arrived - he keeps falling asleep and later became confused but I'm just grateful that whatever happens now, Bill made it in time.

    I had a shower and brushed my teeth.
    Waiting for Randi to reply to me about meeting up for lunch.

    We Skype Jess. Apparently Helen rang mum to double check on the cats or whatever and because Helen asked mum last night mum didn't remember because of her stupid pills she shouldn't take.
    Hahahaha
    Lucky she called lol.

    I've messaged dad to see if he wanted to skype too.
    And same problem as always... he hasn't got the message 😔
    HA JOKES he got it and ignored it and watched a movie instead 😪
    But excellent news our parcel finally arrived :) about time!!

    I got sick of everyone ignoring me so we just went to the Christiansborg palace.
    It's the seat of parliament and also is used by the royals for all their duties I think.
    It has multiple different sections you can pay to go in and see like the royal reception rooms etc. We went to go see the Royal stables but the horses weren't there, they were on summer pastor or something so we skipped it but I stuck my head it.
    Nice place to live 🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴
    We walked around the grounds but Will was super bored so he decided to go home and I waited to meet Randi by myself.
    I waited about 30mins under the tower.
    She and her friend finally turned up. We had a cute little hug :)

    We initially waited in line to go up the tower to see a view of Copenhagen but we stood their 20 minutes and didn't even move up one place so we decided to do a canal cruise instead :) I have wanted to do one every city but Will has no interest so I was pretty excited.
    It cost 80 krone which was reasonable and we took our seats. Unfortunately the tour was crap lol
    The guide did it in 3 languages so for most of the cruise it was just an annoying buzzing sound as she re said everything.
    It wasn't very detailed either.
    Only cool thing I learnt is that Denmark has the oldest flag in the world.
    Copenhagen is really trying to become a modern city. It has some really awesome new buildings with weirdo, but cool designs. We got closer to their Opera house today and I do actually like it. I need to not compare it to ours. For just a building - it's cool.
    A lot of the city is under construction- we learnt on our walking tour they are putting in a crap tonne of new metros so that when done 85% of Copenhagen will be within 500m of one.
    I had a chuckle and was the only one on the boat to do so.... we sailed past the royal dock where they board the ships from..
    The royals stand under this mini gazebo looking thing with a beautiful crown on it - their guests stand under a gazebo thing with an onion on top 😂😂
    There were a lot of bridges on the ride that we only just made it under.
    I really liked the 'circle bridge too'.
    We sailed up some canals that were pretty - some of the boats these people owned were incredible!!!!
    The boat ride went for an hour.
    We all agreed that the highlight of the trip was seeing a beautiful family of swans. A mummy and daddy with 4 gray fluffy babies.
    I really am loving the swans.

    We were all really hungry so we went to TGIFriday.
    The menu is always different but always so good 😋😋
    We chatted for ages and Randi went through my phone and found all my selfies which was embarrassing.
    Can't wait to live with her in Norway. We were coming up with some ridiculous plans 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤓
    So keen! Andrea will come for a slumber party too :)
    I liked Randi's friend too. I think her name was Sophie? I didnt really hear.. She was pretty tired and hungover though so me and Randi did most of the talking.
    The water was free 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
    We walked back to Randi's car and on the way Randi was like " I think I parked illegally... we will see"
    Found the car HAHAHAHHA yes, most definitely not allowed.

    "You don't choose the thug life, the thug life chooses you" 🤘🏽👊🏿
    She had a ticket waiting. Hahahahaha

    She drove me home.
    I honestly don't understand their road system - throw bikes into the combo and forget about it - it's chaos. There weren't that many cars but it took us a long while to get me home.
    I fb Will from Randi's phone saying let me in then said bye.
    Shall see her soon :)
    I wasn't waiting long thank goodness.
    He came and got me and we had a 3hr nap lol.

    For dinner we walked to KFC. I didn't get anything but he got another zinger box.
    As we waited we watched an Asian worker teach a trainee- they are all the same around the work 😂 so direct with no like "good job" I've missed the accent too 💙 hahah

    Going to pack and shower - off to Aarhus in the morning :)

    Note: the fountain from 2 days ago thy I thought had no significance is actually Gefion fountain and was on my to do list haha 🙊😅
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Christiania, Freistaat Christiania, Freetown Christiania, Κριστιάνια, Kristiania, Kristijanija, Kristjanía, Vrijstad Christiania, Свободный город Христиания

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