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Published: October 25th 2014
Hallo, I am in Copenhagen! But first I'l give a run down of where I've been on the way here.
I left you off just before driving to Berlin. I stayed there for a few days, doing all the touristy things and enjoying my time with my friend Anna. She was a fantastic tour guide and showed me around the Burroughs of the city while she could, and then I figured out the rest on my own. There's lots to see in Berlin; I saw the old section of the wall separating East/West Berlin which is now set up as a graffiti art gallery (a small section is in the top banner). Berlin is a really weird mix of old and new as well. Some really cool buildings in the modern parts of town and tons of history to see in other parts of the world. One of my faves was the DDR/GDR museum. It was a great view into Communist East Berlin. It's not German at all - but the Neues Museum (New museum - even though it's built in the 1880s) is chock full of Egyptian artifacts. I could have spent a whole day there. Of course I
also saw the common touristy things; Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag.
I was headed to Copenhagen after this but it would have been a really really long day on the road so I stopped at a town called Flensburg for the night. It's about as far north as you can get in Germany and its only 5 km from Denmark which is a bonus as it is not as expensive as the Dane land. The next day I took my time getting to Copenhagen. I made sure to grab a beer and sit in the sunshine and watch the world go by. On the way you can either take a ferry or a bridge to get to the island which Copenhagen is on. I chose the bridge, which is 16 km long! The supports for the suspended span are the 5th tallest things in all of Europe too.
In Copenhagen I was staying with my friend Kristina, whom is doing a semester abroad there. I had never been to Denmark before and it was a really cool experience. Copenhagen is seriously expensive, which is saying something as western europe isn't so cheap normally either. It started off with
the realization that there is ZERO free street parking in the whole city, But I eventually found an affordable carpark to leave the car in for my 3 days. Unlike most North American cities the transit system is amazing, and there is a brilliant bike system in place. Everyone rides a bike, there's separate lanes and light signals for them too. But anyways, I saw the sights in the Copenhagen area; Carlsberg brewery, old churches, well known Nyhavn for a beer while watching life go by, the National Museum, and even the aquarium. Overall it was a brilliant city, and I had a great time with Kristina and her parents on one of the nights as they were in Europe travelling too.
Next on the list is heading back to Germany to see a couple more friends before flying to Iceland in 4 days.
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