Blogs from Copenhagen, Region Hovedstaden, Denmark, Europe


Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen August 13th 2023

I was going to bore you with talk about showers, rooms and localities of hotels. Will keep you baited for a little longer for that riveting insight of a 7 - 8 week holiday. BTW. Apologies for the blank pics yesterday. Having problems loading them ATM. Today we headed off early’ish to start our day of touristing. On the bus to the canal boats. Got there and the queue to get tickets was huge. Eventually they opened up another window and things moved much better. Onto the boat. This one had a roof and sliding windows so you could get fresh air and see better. Good trip around the canals of Copenhagen. Saw a lot of the same stuff we had done yesterday from our bus tour, but also quite a lot of new stuff. Back ... read more

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen August 12th 2023

No breakfast included in our room for the next 3 days. Why get up early then…. When away there are a few constants. How good are the showers, how comfortable are the beds and where do we do the next washing effort. This morning was a washing moment. S,S&S then sort the washing. Don’t know why coz it’s all going in the same machine. Pack the bags and away we go. Ask reception if by any chance they have laundry facilities. Haha. Nope. Get directions to one they know of. Walk that way and eventually find it, after Chris has accosted a guy in a footwear shop asking if he know where to go. Nice young guy who points out where we are going. Not far. Has a chat about how nice the weather is and ... read more
The very little mermaid.
Now that’s a pizza order. Counted 26 pizzas. Some party….
Entry to Tivoli gardens. An inner city amusement park and gardens area. Tomorrow’s target.

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen August 11th 2023

Sunny start today. Got a call from the kids this morning. Pippa had news to tell us about her athletics. Very proud grandparents and happy grand daughter. Then had a birthday chat with Maggots (my sister to the uninitiated). Good to catch up with all the Melbourne news. Got the car from its car park and loaded up for our trip to Copenhagen via Helsingor (thanks Neil for the tip) and then back through Rungsted (thanks Soren). Found Helsingor and the Kronburg palace. Now this is a real ye olde palace. It even still has its own moat. Fascinating history and some amazing rooms in the palace. Evidently Hamlet was written about this place. We got to the main hall and there was a dude doing Hamlet verses and acts. Great effort considering most people backed ... read more

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen July 23rd 2023

Hello everyone We cruised into Copenhagen on a sunny morning,getting off the boat was well organised and we were at our hotel very quickly. We have had so many highlights on this trip,and we don’t regret going with trip a was worth the money. Last night we went to a Danish restaurant with friends to celebrate my Birthday. Today Sunday we are packed up to travel to airport,to start the long haul back to OZ. Thank you all for travelling with us,we have had a ball Till the next time!! KS❤️🙏... read more

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen June 26th 2023

Today is our second day in Copenhagen, and it was expected to be demanding. Unfortunately, the weather for late in the afternoon is not looking good and our evening excursion may be canceled. After a great night’s sleep, my body clock seems to be back on schedule and after a great breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, pineapple chunks, orange juice, and coffee, we were ready to hit the road at 8:00AM. Jody also slept well, and other than a little extra chattiness, is also getting back to normal. The plan this morning is to meet up with our local tour expert and do a combined walking and bus tour of Copenhagen. Benedikta is a native of Copenhagen and seemed to know everything that was possible to know about her hometown. After driving through some of ... read more
Frederiksstaden Square
Royal Guard at Frederiksstaden
Frederiksstaden Square

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen June 25th 2023

It’s hard to believe that another year has passed. I reached the milestone of 70 years old, and somehow Jody just keeps looking younger every year. After last year’s post-Covid hectic pace of 2 Caribbean cruises, a week in Sanibel Island, a trip to Spain and Portugal, and a River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest, we decided to slow things down a little. Though we did take a Caribbean cruise in March, and plan to take another in September, our only major trip this year is this current trip, using Insight Vacations for the third time, to Spectacular Scandinavia and Its Fjords. The trip begins in Copenhagen, Denmark, passes through Stockholm, Sweden and ends up in the Fjords of Norway ending 15 days later in Oslo, Norway. The weather here is cooler than last year’s trip ... read more
Foot Bridge Across From Our Hotel
Jody at Park Across From Our Hotel
Copenhagen Church

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen September 13th 2022

13/9/2022 Dinsdag –Kopenhagen Deze morgen gewekt door zwaar motorgedaver. Bleek van een aanmerend cruiseschip vlak naast onze camperplaats. Niet zo maar eentje, maar 3 na mekaar gedurende de hele voormiddag. De autocars en dubbeldekkers waren verwittigd. Kopenhagen krijgt volk vandaag. Wij dus niet meer. Wij bekijken het van hier. Het weer zit toch niet mee, en wij krijgen onze boeken niet gelezen. Toch nog even gegoogled naar die 3 cruiseschepen. Sky Princess : 3660 gasten, 1346 crew, 19 deks, 330m Norvegian Prima : 3099 gasten, 1506 crew, 19 deks, 299m Seven Seas Splendor : 732 gasten, 567 crew, 10 deks 225m Dat is een pak volk. ... read more
Kopenhagen - Cruise schepen spotten
Kopenhagen - cruiseschip
Van voor naar achter

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen September 12th 2022

12/9/2022 Maandag Kopenhagen Korte verplaatsing naar Kopenhagen, hoofdstad van de fiets met een overvloed aan bezienswaardigheden. Drie koninklijke paleizen, een veelheid aan kerken, Tivoli, het Radhus, winkelstraten, de 2 toeristenpleisters Nyhavn en Den Lille Havfrue. En nog zo veel meer. Men heeft minstens een week een gids nodig om deze prachtige stad helemaal gezien te hebben. Het is de derde keer dat we hier rondtoeren. Vandaag nog eens vluchtig met de fiets op een Komoot fietsroute. Nog nooit zo veel fietsgevaar moeten trotseren. ... read more
Kopenhagen - wilde stieren beeld
Kopenhagen - in welke straat ben ik ?
Kopenhagen - wegwijzer ?

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen September 1st 2022

An interesting quiz question would be to name a famous Dane (apart from HKA). It turns out we all probably know a few and I stumbled on an interesting sight near to the centre of Copenhagen. My sight is the grave of the physicist Niels Bohr, but in the same cemetery (Assistens) HCA and the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard are also buried. After this we walk via the trendy centre (to embrace the full Scandi life J has herring for lunch) past the Rosenborg castle to the Little Mermaid then along the harbourside to the Amalienborg palace where the royal yacht is moored then on to Nyhavn for afternoon refreshments. We're using public transport here so then back across the city to the main railway station where we narrowly avoid catching our commuter train north instead of ... read more

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen June 19th 2022

A long awaited vacation to the cool Nordics was up on the cards and in the midst of a precocious Dallas summer we flew to London to catch a connecting flight to Copenhagen. It was 2 years since the pandemic and 2 weeks since Biden declared ease in flying restrictions but there was no ease transiting London Heathrow! Difficult staff at Security check and paranoid BA policies on carry on baggage made Americans the cool dudes by comparison! Denmark welcomed us with showers and a cool drizzle. There was a chill in the air and it was time to pull out the jackets! We took the metro from the airport towards our Airbnb on Stroget, the Champs-Elysee of Copenhagen and one of the world’s first ‘all pedestrian and biker only street' -- home to top brand ... read more
Nyhavn, Denmark's famous picture post card image
the Little Mermaid - Denmark's cover girl!
the windmill at Kastellet

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