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Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen February 18th 2019

Dear All Greetings from London – I have just returned from a lovely four-day trip to Denmark, and plan to write up my adventures there in three blog entries over the coming weeks. I have taken a cue from some of my fellow travel bloggers on here, in not always writing whilst on the road, as this seems to take valuable time away from the travels! I plan to continue to write whilst on the road during my longer summer trips though. So Denmark – country number 79!! And as per the TCC country/territory count, 92 – slowly edging my way out of “Provisional” to “Full Member” status – yay! :D It also continues my current aim to fit in a few smaller trips in between my big summer trip, as well as my desire upon ... read more
Den Lille Havfrue
Royal Life Guard
Me on The Demon, Tivoli Gardens

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen February 13th 2019

Back in Copenhagen, and with just one full day left in Denmark's capital city it was time to give a once-over clean-up to our Frederiksberg apartment before we headed into the city centre to meet up with our darling daughter Katherine. All three of us walked down part of Strøget, the world's oldest and longest pedestrian street which was established in 1962 and is 3.2km long. Buzzing with cafés and shops on either side of the street, it is where Kev bought himself a new leather jacket. We ended up at the Stork Fountain behind which is the building where Café Norden is and where we decided to eat lunch. It was such a pleasure to have our youngest daughter all to ourselves and to enjoy both her company and such delicious food. For anyone who's ... read more
The Stork Fountain, Katherine & Michelle
Katherine & her darling dad
Our delicious food at Café Norden

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen December 27th 2018

We flew from Heathrow's Terminal 5 to Copenhagen where we were met by our darling Katherine and Sienna, then it was off to their place to be reunited with Evie, Isabella and Thomas before finally settling ourselves into our Frederiksberg apartment. It was an apartment which we'd swapped with the owners - Aida and Adis - who were in our house while we were in their apartment; plus we had use of their car while they had use of ours. There was a large Christmas tree across the road from the apartment which, once it was dark (and that occurred before 5pm) was lit up with lights and with a star at the top of it. We could see it from our lounge room and two of the bedrooms on that side of the apartment which ... read more
Katherine Christmas shopping
Michelle Christmas shopping
Angelic Isabella & the Christmas tree

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen August 22nd 2018

We began our second full day in Copenhagen just as begun our first - on the hop on - hop off bus which we caught to the main train station and then transferred to the green line which took us past the Copenhagen Zoo and the Carlsberg Brewery. We were not sure why you would spend your time here in Copenhagen at a Brewery but for some people I guess this wold be the highlight of their visit to Copenhagen. After returning to the train station, we caught the red line to Christiania which is a commune type area established by hippies in 1971 white most of the buildings built by actual hippies. The area is built on public land around a river and public authorities have turned a blind eye to construction and habitation as ... read more
Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Copenhagen

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen August 21st 2018

Our first full day in Copenhagen began with commencing our 72 hour “Red Bus“ ticket on the hop on - hop off bus which will be our mode of transport around Copenhagen over the next 3 days. To get the lay of the land, we undertook a complete circuit of the red line and its 23 stops to we could understand the best places to spend our time around. Copenhagen has many attractions but the number one place to visit on everyone’s top 10 list is Tivoli Gardens which is a 150 year old amusement park built in the centre of Copenhagen. Walt Disney visited Tivoli Gardens in 1951 and it is said that he modelled the Disneyland theme parks around Tivoli Gardens. While we didn’t indulge in the amusement rides, we had a great time ... read more
Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Copenhagen

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen July 20th 2018

18th July Copenhagen Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen, approached on another beautiful sunny summers day. As usual with late morning arrivals the buses are full and queues are the order of the day. As we berthed only a 20 minute stroll into the centre it was the way to see some of this easy going bonhomie of this ‘wonderful’ city. Copenhagen was the adopted home of Hans Christian Anderson, commemorated by the statue of the Little Mermaid, a bronze statue dated 1913 by a Danish artist Edvard Eriksen. It is the most photographed lady in Copenhagen, situated on the Langeline Promenade only 200 metres from where we were berthed, chances of us getting a photo were slim on our way out as the world and his dog (well tourists, mainly Japanese) were crawling (literally) all over her. Hans ... read more
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Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen July 9th 2018

Here we are at the end of our wide ranging travels in Europe. Tomorrow we set off for NZ and winter. Goodbye to the amazing warm weather we have experienced since arriving in Florence two months ago, apart from a few days when we needed jackets. Our final day in Copenhagen was spent wandering the city, down Stroget, the walking street where most of the shops are, to the high end area with Georg Jensen and the Royal Copenhagen shop. Interesting to have a browse. We came back via the Round Tower, one of the first observatories, and the food market at Norreport. Saturday and Sunday were full on days. We didn’t intend to come to Copenhagen for the art but now we are here Ian found these two extensive modern art galleries, one north of ... read more
A Henry Moore sculpture
The cafe
An Alexander Calder mobile

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen July 5th 2018

Yesterday we spent all day on the train from Berlin, via Hamburg to Copenhagen, across the Baltic on a ferry to the city. Today was deciding what to do and see, and where to go. My first pick was the Little Mermaid based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story, about a thirty minute walk from where we are staying. I had heard that it is quite small. Well it was but not as small as what I had thought. It didn’t disappoint. Ian laughed hysterically when I said this was the reason we had come to Copenhagen! On the way, guess what. We passed the art gallery. A large impressive building with a new light-filled modern wing added a bit like the Auckland AG. Inside were some treasures. Years ago I had a bronze coloured relief brooch ... read more
People come by land and sea to view her
Woman with Vase
A rather nice Matisse

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen June 24th 2018

After a slow start this morning, I decided to walk the 2kms to where the Hop On - Hop Off bus for the Carslberg Tour started from. I needed to be there by 12 but also needed to get a coffee and something to eat. Made it with 2 mins to spare! It was great to see another part of the city of Copenhagen. They really have done amazing things to reduce their carbon footprint - nearly everyone rides bikes everywhere. They have the lowest number of cars on the road than any other city. When you see how seriously people here and in Sweden care about waste and the environment, it really puts us in Australia to shame. I feel like we could be doing so, so much more. I got off the bus at ... read more
What's that breathing down my neck!
Welcome to Reffen
Each shop is in a shipping container

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen June 23rd 2018

After reading up on the best things to do in Copenhagen I was excited to start the day. I walked over the Inderhavnsboen onto the island of Christianshavn. I found a market area and bought some porridge with almonds, apple and caramel for breakfast. From here I walked to the Freetown of Christiania. This area was settled by squatters in 1971 and has drawn non-conformists from across the globe who were attracted to the concept of collective businesses and communal living. It certainly was an interesting place to walk around with its artistic graffiti and dealers on "pusher street" - it was like stepping into another world. It considers itself to not be a part of the EU. Stepping back into civilisation as we know it .... I decided to head to the spot I had ... read more
Christiania artwork/graffiti
The entrance to Christiania
Pusher Street




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