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Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen September 24th 2019

Up early to catch our original train, plus two more. At the third train station, all trams are relocated because sadly, someone has chose to commit suicide on the tracks. Crossing over into Denmark, the trees become shorter, and there are acres of solar panels. We are quizzical regarding the seemingly new trains left out in the field to decay. Our seat partner explained that Denmark had purchased all new train cars from an Italian firm and none of them have ever functioned, hence the waste, plus the loss of a whole lot of krone. The Danes are not overly happy with that! The temperature has dropped as autumn has arrived, along with the lovely change in the colour of the leaves. Copenhagen is a very clean and hugge (the Danish word for cozy) city of ... read more
Not sure...but caught the eye!
Our hotel also rented Airstream a room!

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen September 11th 2019

I set the alarm for 6am. We went to bed the night before and we're hoping the day would go according to plan. Thankfully, the sunshine was already shining! We quickly got dressed and hurried down to breakfast which started at 6:30. I have promised myself that I will talk about the hotel and breakfast in a later post. There is just too much to cover! So! We ate our usual, oatmeat, an egg and bacon, croissant and tea. Off we headed before most people were up and moving! Beep! Beep! We've got things to do, people! It's hard to judge exactly how far each place is on the map. More than distance, we concern ourselves with the amount of time it will take us to go to each attraction. We are heading to the iconic ... read more

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen September 10th 2019

The weather we've experienced while in Denmark is tricky. Essentially, be prepared for rain, cold wind or warm sunshine at all times. I thought the weatherman back home had a difficult task. The weather app here is all over the place. One minute it says 80% chance of rain each hour for the rest of the day, the next it says 0%. If you go outside and it's warm and sunny, ten minutes later the clouds cover the sun and you wish you had a heavy jacket. So, with that in mind, we started our walking tour on Tuesday morning in a drizzle. We had our rain coats, ponchos and umbrellas in our backpacks. We were prepared for anything Mother Nature threw at us. When you travel this far, nothing gets in the way of plans ... read more

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen September 9th 2019

This is the day we meet up with the rest of the group of travelers around 4pm so we still have plenty of time to explore the city. We head over to Nyhavn Canal to finally see all of the colorful houses. As we turned the corner, whooooosh, bikes whiz past in front of us! We saw plenty of bikes and scooters yesterday but that was a Sunday. This is Monday morning and the Danes are on their way to work! Copenhagen is filled with bikes, bike lanes and bike shops that supply FREE air! Seriously! You can roll up to any bike shop at any time of day or night and use the air hose that is hanging there waiting for you! Needless to say, the Danes are serious about biking. Bikes even have their ... read more

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen September 8th 2019

We got off the plane well rested and ready for an adventure. The airport, just like Iceland's, looks like the IKEA catelog. Everything is crisp, clean and efficient looking. The one thing I notice is the FREE Starbucks kiosk as we walk down the hall. Medium roast and tea bags. I don't know many that would pass that up except the Whitson women. We've got things to do and places to see! **Actually, it's because we'd have to carry the cup with us or stand and drink it and neither one of us could manage to juggle our luggage AND a hot cup.** We walk straight out since we've already been through customs in Iceland and we don't have anything to declare. The ticket machines for the Metro are easy to find and after asking the ... read more

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen September 2nd 2019

The most recent list of the world's best biking cities has been released. Here they are: 1. Copenhagen, Denmark 2. Amsterdam, Netherlands-I did an excursion into the countryside, along the many canals and windmills. 3. Utrecht, Netherlands 4. Antwerp, Belgium 5. Strasbourg, France 6. Bordeaux, France-just rode around Bordeaux for 7 days last May. 7. Oslo, Norway 8. Paris, France-too many cars and pedestrians, but interesting nonetheless! 9. Vienna, Austria-too easy to get lost, in my opinion. 10. Helsinki, Finland 11. Bremen, Germany 12. Bogotá, Colombia 13. Barcelona, Spain 14. Ljubljana, Slovenia 15. Berlin, Germany-surprisingly sane, though I had my doubts beforehand. 16. Tokyo, Japan 17. Taipei, Taiwan 18. Montréal, Canada, and Vancouver, Canada 20. Hamburg, Germany How many have you done?... read more
True bike love
My last bike race
Love the bike lane

Europe » Denmark August 22nd 2019

Last night I was up most of the night with vomiting from food poisoning. It had to happen eventually, I suppose, and I won’t spend any more time on it except to say that I didn’t have much energy today and didn’t get to see very much. I looked at the list of things still to see in Copenhagen and decided the one I most wanted was the Danish Viking Ship Museum. This is located in Roskilde, a thirty-minute train ride from Copenhagen. I managed to make my way there on the train and the bus, but I was moving slowly.! This museum contains the remains of five Viking ships that were discovered at the bottom of a shallow bay near there. The ships were painstakingly excavated and put back to together over a period of ... read more

Europe » Denmark August 21st 2019

Yesterday evening, after I wrote my blog, I went out to Tivoli Gardens. It is an entertainment park similar to Disney, but much older (founded in 1843). There are live performances, rides for kids and for adults, games (eg Whack-A-Mole), and many restaurants. I had pizza and a glass of red wine at an Italian place that looks out over the little lake. The lake has a pirate ship that you can go on (I think it’s a restaurant). The entire place was quite busy with locals and tourists and people of all ages. It turns magical after dark when the lights come on. There are fireworks just before 11pm, but I didn’t stay around to see those. Still, it’s an enjoyable place to stroll and spend an evening. Today I spent my time inside museums. ... read more

Europe » Denmark August 20th 2019

I slept pretty well last night on the rocking ship and this morning I was up in time to snap a picture of Elisnor as we passed by. Shakespeare fans will recall that this is the fictional home of Hamlet the melancholy Dane. I had a fine breakfast - including a Danish - and disembarked in Copenhagen a couple of hours later. In town I took a canal cruise that went past the statue of The Little Mermaid out in the harbor. There were lots of tourists on land taking pictures of her, as well. Afterward I did a tour of Christianborg Palace, one of the residences of the Danish royal family. I was not very impressed, I must say, but one thing that I did like was the tapestries hanging in one of the big ... read more

Europe » Denmark » Region Nordjylland » Hirtshals August 13th 2019

Castellano debajo... Toc Toc... 6h du mat... bougez les véhicules... on embarque !!! et cette fois vers le Danemark... 3h20 de traversée... je n'ai pas oublié le "mercalm"... tout ira donc beaucoup mieux.... La traversée se fait en effet facilement.. On s'occupe puisque pas grand chose à voir sur les côtés... Nous sommes en pleine Mer du Nord ! Heureux de retrouver le Danemark, nous descendrons la côte ouest que nous connaissons deja bien et que nous continuons à découvrir grâce à une carte très bien faite que nous avons reçue au camping... Bien illustrée elle nous met sur le chemin de divers bâtiments ou sculptures à voir. Il fait beau et cela fait plaisir puisque nous allons vers la mer. Nous connaissons notre camping donc tout va bien ! Il y a d'immense dunes tout ... read more
tout beau, tout grand !
dès 22h la veille...

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