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Published: August 12th 2009
THE LITTLE MERMAID
Yes, this is where Disney got the idea for his movie
I find it hard to get out of bed this morning. I just love the Scandinavian beds. It might be just in my mind or that just shows how weary a person can get from traveling for this long, but these beds are so wonderful.
The breakfast is included and what a great selection of foods. Pastry, yogurt, fruit, breads, eggs, and assorted meats and cheeses. I waddle from the restaurant.
I decide to take the sightseeing bus to day. Many of the sights are spread out so this way I will not have to walk all day just to see them. Plus it is overcast today with scattered showers. This is the coolest I have been on this trip since the mountains of Morocco. So I take my rain jacket for comfort when the sun is not out.
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, and is situated on the Islands of Zealand and Amager. Copenhagen has repeatedly been recognized as one of the cities with the best quality of life and in 2008 it was singled out as the Most Liveable City in the World by international lifestyle magazine Monocle on
their Top 25 Most Liveable Cities list. It is also considered one of the world's most environmentally friendly cities with the water in the inner harbor being so clean that it can be used for swimming and 36% of all citizens commuting to work by bicycle, every day bicycling a total 1.1 million km.
Once of the reasons that they are so clean is that you have to pay 1.5K deposit on all plastic bottles. So your not likely to be tossing them out the window. They have a lot more fountain drinks than I have seen anywhere else except for the US. But you do not see trash on the streets. It is a very clean city.
There are many interesting buildings to see here in the city many are famous and many are not. The architecture ranges from 17th C to modern designs.
When wandering the city I happened upon the Antique Shop street and enjoyed wandering through many of the stores. I did find a item that I just had to have. A turquoise metal salt box with a wooden lid. Manufactured by the GLUDOG MARSTRAAT Company in Denmark in the early 1900's. That's
the info from the dealer. I like it because it will look great in my kitchen. I paid 200DK = 38 USD. When I had a chance I looked on line for something similar and the asking price for the same box in white was 85USD. So at least I feel I got a good deal. My souvenir from Denmark.
I don't have very much to write about today, the people here in Denmark have been very helpful and nice. Mostly everyone I have encountered speak English. And even other tourists I have encountered.
I have made plans for tomorrow and I will be traveling all day from 9:30 AM till 11:30 PM all by train. It will be a very long day but I still have my books to read. Where am I going well let's just say South for now...
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