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  • Day9


    July 10, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    15 hours later we arrive in Copenhagen!! The highlight of the day was when the train drove into the ferry, we had to disembark up to the ferry deck and then after 45 mins of sailing we all re boarded the train and off we went again!! Amazing seeing the train parked on the car deck!!!
    A quick walk and a beer and it was back to the Airbnb. Copenhagen seems full of beautiful young people on scooters and bikes... we r going to fit right in!!
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  • Day2

    Sternwarte, Flødeboller und Hygge

    October 29, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Nachdem wir es gestern zwischenzeitlich etwas eilig hatten, um pünktlich zur Wachablösung am Schloss Amalienborg zu sein, sind wir heute ganz entspannt den Wendelgang des Rundetårn heraufgegangen. Bei bestem Wetter hatten wir von oben eine schöne Aussicht über die Stadt. Und weil gerade staubgeputzt wurde, konnten wir sogar einen Blick in die Sternwarte werfen. Danach hatten wir noch Zeit, ein wenig weiter durch Kopenhagen zu schlendern, bevor eine kurze Stadtführung durch den Stadtteil Christianshavn anstand. Für den kleinen Hunger wurde ein dänischer Schaumkuss gekauft. Weil es aber doch recht kalt war, haben wir uns zwischendurch bei einem Kaffee oder einem Glas Wein immer wieder aufgewärmt. Das war – wie die ganze Stadt – ziemlich gemütlich und heimelig, die Dänen würden wohl „hyggelig“ sagen …Read more

  • Day53

    Last day in Copenhagen, and in Europe

    October 21, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    Today was good, but not quite as we had planned. First we went for breakfast at a Hartley recommended place - called Sonny, like our Sonny! - and it was very good. Excellent coffee, fresh seedy bread, tasty cheese, soft boiled egg! And a great juice - green colour with apple, ginger, tumeric and something whose name I didn’t know ...anyway, it was tangy and delicious. So that was a good start, and then we set off to go to the National Museum with the Viking exhibition. We had seen it was open every day, but hadn’t read the next line which said from October to May open Tuesday to again we missed the Vikings!! But we had heard quite a lot in Norway, so we cut our losses and headed for the royal palaces.

    First to the Rosenborg palace, which houses the thrones, crown jewels, and exhibits the rooms of the palace as lived in by Christian IV (I think, there are many Christians and Frederiks)...and that was excellent. Spent quite a while there, and then moved on to the Marienborg which is where the residence of the current royals is, but there are several palaces round in an octagon, and one is on show. Also excellent, furniture as lived in by Christian IX who was the “father-in-law of Europe” as most of his children married royalty - one being Alexandra who married Edward VII of Great Britain.

    So that took us through to about 3 o’clock when we had a coffee break, and I have a slight complaint. We cannot find what we call Danish pastries. It is like looking for what we call Sicilian olives in Sicily. They don’t exist. I just love the pastries with vanilla cream inside, with fruit, almond croissants, pain au raisins etc, and thought this would be the home of them, and the very best. We find them in France, Italy, Spain, Sydney...but here every bakery just has croissants, and nice bread, and cake things rather like muffins, and cinnamon rolls. Anyway, our hunt was fruitless. We did finally see some more like what we were looking for when later we came to the markets where there was a French chain - Brioche d’Orée - but in France we would never go there as there are so many better ones.

    As usual we took umbrellas as it threatened to rain, but never actually did! It does rain at night, as it was wet each morning. Anyway again lucky as it is miserable to walk squelching along and getting dripping, and we did a fair bit of walking. These palaces, and the museum are quite a ways apart.

    We had planned to go to a restaurant for dinner that we had seen. Amr had spied the bouillabaisse and it looked good...but when wandering later, after drifting into yet more furniture stores and sitting on their chairs and sofas, we found the market. Lovely market, you can buy things to take home and cook, and you can eat and drink at some stalls, and we found a tapas bar which just beckoned us. So we ate there instead. It had all our favourite food, and it all felt right, and it was so good just to order what you wanted as you ate it...I think we have had so many meals that it makes you lose your appetite. Anyway, this was just lovely, and we got back quite early and have packed up as much as possible and will set off tomorrow morning. First the flight to London, then connecting to the air New Zealand flight to Los Angeles. This is the thing - will we and the bags make the connection successfully as they are non related tickets! Hopefully all will work out. We stay and draw breath at LAX hotel for 2 nights before taking the flight to Sydney.
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  • Day52

    Exploring Copenhagen

    October 20, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Today is Sunday. Much quieter than Saturday, though when we went out for coffee this morning there was quite a lot of evidence of post Saturday night debris. This was in contrast to Norway (but we didn’t inspect on Sunday morning is Oslo) but there was litter, broken glass and vomit...not the perfect behaviour of such people so conscious of planet, sustainability and happiness!!

    We have had a good day, and quite busy. First we walked along the water to the Opera House. A huge and very fine building right on the water. Quite a long walk, obviously you can drive there as there was parking, and I think you can get a ferry. Then Amr navigated us to the Danish Design Museum which was a highlight for him. It was fun, and we saw many chairs by famous designers - Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen to name 2 I remember and liked. Besides chairs there was a lot of Bauhaus stuff (which we had seen a lot of in Germany). Anyway, we enjoyed that and then we went to see some nearby churches - a Russian orthodox with very Russian domes (and where I had to put my scarf over my head), and the Marble Church, very important looking and rather beautiful which we found is Church of Denmark - the national religion, evangelical Lutheran.

    Stopped for a shared sandwich and coffee then walked to the little mermaid just because it is a thing to see here. Many people taking photos etc, and busloads of Asians, but it was a very nice walk through parks. We have sorted out the royal residence situation! Found another Slot - the Amelienborg (I think that’s right) which is an octagonal ring of palaces where all the royals live in various buildings. We even happened to be there when they were changing the guard, all marching round in busbies (?sp) like at Buckingham Palace. The one yesterday - Christiansborg -I think is used as the parliament (that’s what the informative man at the Amelienborg said) and there is yet another castle - the Rosenborg which has Crown Jewels, thrones etc) and we going to look at those 2 tomorrow. We found this on our way to have a walk in the botanical gardens which was beautiful with autumn colours.

    On our way back, we stopped for a drink outside by a heater, watching the passing parade, then Amr dragged me into another department store but this one was really fun. It was purely a Danish design store - and we had such fun in the 2 floors of furniture- these beautiful chairs that we had seen in the museum we could now sit on and try - they were so comfortable and attractive (mostly) and it was actually more fun than the museum. They shut at 6 so we went back to the hotel (which has these style of chairs in the foyer) before setting out again for dinner. Found a perfect place where I had soup and mussels, and Amr had salad and herring. All happy.
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  • Day4

    Køebenhavn part 2

    August 5, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    In the afternoon we decided to go for another walk to the foodmarket. Walking that way we saw amazing things and buildings. The food market itself reminded me a bit of a airport, but the gates are food stores.

    Merel and I decided to go to Tivoli. This is the second oldest theme park in Europe and it is in the middle of Copenhagen. You have to pay an entrance fee to get in, around 130 dkk (€17). That is the reason why we were not sure if we were going there. €17 is not expensive for a theme park but that is just the entrance fee. On top of that you have to pay a little for every attraction you want to use/do. Fortunately we went there. It was soooo big and really pretty. We both didn’t expect that a theme park in the middle of a city center could be that big. We enjoyed the park, walked (of course) around and then went back to the hostel. And I got myself in a water fight.

    We chatted for a while downstairs and we decided to go for another walk at 23:30 o’clock. The weather was still very nice so we enjoyed that walk with all the pretty lights from the city.

    I really love it how a group of 8 people can have so much fun when we only just met for the very first time. It’s amazing.
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  • Day9

    Keep going, I'll follow.

    June 9, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Perfect sync. Daniel shows the direction to go an i follow him. I have no idea where we are going. But he guides us (with a town map) from place to place. His job is hopefully easy enough for him, i think. If we lost the track i can put the guilty on him. Tomorrow we will go to Malmö.Read more

  • Day13

    Kreuz und quer durch Kopenhagen (4)

    June 8, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Das Boot passte gerade so durch die zum Teil sehr engen Kanäle.
    Es waren auch jede Menge Einheimische unterwegs, die den Samstag auf dem Wasser verbrachten.
    Morgen machen wir einen letzten Ausflug in die Stadt, unser Flieger geht am Nachmittag.Read more

  • Day15

    Palmehuset + Butterfly House

    July 18, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Visited the butterfly house ( Beautiful blue morphos and starry cracker butterflies! ) and the Palmehuset. A hot! hot! greenhouse house, made of glass. There's a cool staircase that leads up to the top.Read more

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