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21st April 2019

Old memories
We lived 12 years in Toronto before moving out to Calgary in the west. Your blog brings back the memories when we used to drive often to Georgian Bay, Owen Sound, Lake Muskoka and whole northern circuit during the weekends. Your blog Brings back memories of my yesteryears in Toronto when I practically grew up in the lovely city. Memories could be old, but they are gold! Thanks Alex!
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21st April 2019

Canada
Oh wow, I didn't realise you had lived in Toronto and that I was travelling your old stomping grounds. A really beautiful area - I wished I was able to get up the Bruce Peninsula to Tobermory, but there was no public transport there. Ah well, I thoroughly enjoyed what I did see. Thanks for your blogs on Peru by the way, they have provided me with good inspiration on my own trip there this summer, which I am currently planning. I'm now following your blog, and look forward to hopefully reading your blogs on Africa soon :D
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20th April 2019

Looks so lovely!
I'll be making a brief stay in Toronto about six weeks from now and I look forward to visiting this beautiful country soon. =)
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20th April 2019

Canada
Hey! Thanks for your comment my friend, and good to hear from you. Great to hear you'll be visiting Canada soon, I look forward to hopefully reading about your travels :D
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11th March 2019

The Little Mermaid
It really is an icon of Copenhagen, the statue is based on the story of the Little Mermaid by H.C Andersen, a Danish 19th century writer. =) It seems you had a good first day in Denmark. Tivoli is always a classic. =D Did you go to Bakken as well? It's the world's oldest amusement park. =)
11th March 2019

The Little Mermaid
Thank you my friend. I found the statue quite humble and charming. Yes, I enjoyed Tivoli very much. I'm afraid this time I didn't make it to Bakken. I certainly got a taste for Scandinavia though, looking forward to hopefully Sweden next year 😊
9th March 2019

Mother Nature Calls
Great that you got out of the city and took to the woods and water. You covered a lot of ground in a day and absorbed lots of history, Vikings and local knowledge. The photos show a lot of great scenery to wander in and contemplate the world.
9th March 2019

Mother Nature
Thank you, it was a beautiful and varied area to explore. The older I get, the more I feel called to seek out the natural places. It was a beautiful, contemplative day :)
8th March 2019
Castle Grounds

Lol!
Yes, indeed! More likely, large and grandiose!
6th March 2019

Copenhagen off the beaten path
Glad you had these places to explore by yourself. Plundering and pillaging seemed to be the norm around the world.... take from those who had. I'm glad you made an attempt to learn the language. When we were in Copenhagen we thought about popping over to Sweden because it was so close but our time was short and we decided to wait until we could give it our full attention.
8th March 2019

Sweden
I completely agree with you. I could also have easily popped over to Sweden, but I'm saving it until a time when I can do it more justice. Even though everyone seemed to speak English, it was nice indeed to be able to say a few words in their language 😊
25th February 2019

A full day
It sounds like you had a fun, full first day in Copenhagen! I love the colourful buildings and the busy streets of Strogen. Looking forward to hearing about the rest of your trip. I echo cabochick's comments about being jealous of you Brits as you are so close to Europe. I've walked past the girl in a wetsuit statue in Stanley Park many times, it does look a lot like the mermaid statue in Copenhagen.
26th February 2019

Thank you
Thank you for your lovely and encouraging comment, Copenhagen is indeed a great city. Ah, of course, I remember now that you live in Vancouver, very similar indeed are the two statues. I do understand how fortunate we are in this country to be able to travel to others so easily, it is certainly a blessing for the traveller.
25th February 2019

Hej hej for nu!
I'm kinda jealous of you Brits. Hop on a plane and be in a multitude of different countries in no time! It's a bit harder to do that here in Canada. Demark looks pretty great but I thought it would be a lot more snowier. Shouldn't it be? In Vancouver, we have the same mermaid statue in our Stanley Park. We call ours girl in a Wetsuit. I wonder if its the same artist?
25th February 2019

Girl in a Wetsuit
Indeed, I consider ourselves to be very fortunate to be able to travel so easily and quickly to other countries from here. I didn't know anything about the Girl in the Wetsuit statue until you mentioned it. Just read up on it a bit - they are indeed uncannily similar. Different artists, but apparently yours was inspired by, and is a more modern and less revealing version of Denmark's - very interesting 😊 Indeed, I was quite fortunate with the weather I think. It is usually colder and snowier at this time of year, but I must have visited during a brief respite from the frigid Scandinavian winter.
23rd February 2019
Me on The Demon, Tivoli Gardens

Happiness
Let that inner child out! We never grow too old for fun.
23rd February 2019
Me on The Demon, Tivoli Gardens

Happiness
Lol! I had so much fun at Tivoli Gardens. We are all children deep down I feel.
23rd February 2019
Almost a Full Moon

Very nice!
Love traveling during a full moon.
23rd February 2019
Almost a Full Moon

Full Moon
Indeed, I agree. A very evocative time to travel I feel.
23rd February 2019

Linguistics and more
We applaud you for your efforts to learn language and history before your travels. This is a tough one! We are glad you finally got to see the Mermaid and changing of the guard on a nice sunny day. Glad your heart is still in good working order.... those drops can be tough. Eager to read more.
23rd February 2019

The Little Mermaid
Thank you for your lovely and encouraging comments as always. I'm very much a keen language learner, I feel it's a good way into a culture. I remembered your advice about not getting too excited about the Little Mermaid, the advice certainly paid off 😊. It was but a small addition to my sightseeing day!

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