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Apr 30, 2019 - Explore Copenhagen

David purchased “Copenhagen Card” on line and this gives access to public transport, as well as free entry to many attractions - we need to be here 6 months to see them all! The Bus stops outside our Hotel and only a 6 minute ride to inner City. For us first timers it isn’t easy to negotiate crossing busy roads - apart from cars driving on opposite side of road, there are also crowded bike lanes on both sides of the road, and we continually mistake them for footpaths and hear bicycle bell warnings! We also trip over the one brick height...

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70 Canals 2019

Apr 29, 2019 - Denmark - here we come.

Waiter at Hotel in Windsor knows we like the window table. Hotel is right on the banks of Thames. So sorry to be leaving here. Went for final walk around the village. Staff had given us a gift box of local Fudge for our Anniversary, so had some while we waited for plane. We sat next to a lady on our flight - a Swedish university lecturer. She was so helpful telling us what to do and see in Copenhagen. We’re in Denmark - now at our Hotel. It is situated in an area that has only sprung up in the last 5 years. There are many 5 or 6 story unit...

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70 Canals 2019

Mar 9, 2019 - Copenhagen: March 9-11

This was kind of a crazy trip. Over winter break when my friend group was hanging out at Thiemel’s house, a bunch of us started talking about this semester. Four of us were studying abroad and four people had the same spring break! So, naturally, we all decided to go to Copenhagen!!! My flight was a little late but I got into the city and met my friends at this little Danish restaurant. There were a group of older guys eating and eventually dancing and I loved it. We walked back to the Airbnb which was in the heart of the city. On the...

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Sep 27, 2018 - Design the joint!

A much more pleasant day is ahead of us, with only the wind to contend with. So we decided to try out the Donkey Republic bike rental scheme. This is a similar one to the O-Bike scheme that Melbourne just banned. But unlike O-Bikes, which allow riders to drop their rented bikes off anywhere they wish, thereby resulting in their bikes being dumped all over the place, Donkey Republic has found the perfect compromise. There are specified pick-up/drop-off areas all over the city (with one conveniently near our apartment), always where other...

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Sep 26, 2018 - Louisiana on my mind

Today we’re heading out to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Despite the name, this gallery has nothing to do with the state of Louisiana; rather it was named after the three wives of the first owner of the property, all of whom were called Louise! It is one of the 1000 Places to See Before You Die and is the 85th most visited art museum in the world. So although it is located quite a long way out of the city, it certainly sounded like it would be worth a visit. The museum is located at Humlebaek, by the northern shores of the Øresund...

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Sep 25, 2018 - Happy birthday Jane!

Once again, we find ourselves OS on Jane’s birthday! She was inundated with birthday wishes from friends and family, much to her delight. We had a light breakfast in the apartment (we managed to find porridge that we could make in a cup with just boiled water!) before heading out to the famous Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek on our wonky rental bikes. As mentioned yesterday, we had a couple of pretty basic bikes - one of them had to be replaced before we even started because it had a flat tire. Jane’s bike also had a very wobbly front wheel and...

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Sep 24, 2018 - Wonderful, wonderful (rainy) Copenhagen

We had to head out for breakfast this morning as the fridge in our apartment was broken and so it was difficult to buy groceries for breakfast. At first we thought we’d never be able to find a decently priced breakfast, but then we came across a lovely little café, Zaggi’s Coffee, whose claim to fame is that it sells coffee, tea and snacks for just 15 DKK (about A$3) each, which is an absolute steal for Copenhagen! Most places here charge A$5-8 for a cuppa, which is a bit eye-watering. Our stomachs thus appeased, we continued down...

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Sep 23, 2018 - Copenhagen Hygge

We woke early to get to Gatwick for our flight to Copenhagen. The old airport is twice as far away from the city as Heathrow, so involves a bit more travel time. Fortunately the Gatwick Express goes regularly and gets you there quickly. The airport was extremely busy - it’s the main hub for cheap European airlines - but is fortunately quite small and quite navigable. We were flying Norwegian, which has won best budget airline in Europe several times. And indeed the flight was very comfortable, with roomy seats, free wifi and good...

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Aug 31, 2018 - Day 6 of the trip; traveled from Copenhagen to Oslo

Friday Up at 0700 and to breakfast in the hotel restraurant. Today I had skyr with various nuts, a small piece of herring, cheese, dark/seed bread and a pickle (dill). Also went back for bread with raspberry jam. Yummmmmm Then we packed up and checked out of room. Per the guide, the tall building across the square with the girl on a bike and a girl standing…used to be a barometer. Guess it does not work anymore! We drove to the Little Mermaid. This is from a HC Anderson story (Disney made a story with a happier ending!). The sculpture was...

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Aug 30, 2018 - Day 5 Copenhagen

Today was our last full day in Copenhagen. Breakfast at the hotel and then a lecture about hans Christian Anderson and 2 other well known authors/people. The best part was the HC Anderson. Thursday “the golden age, 1800-1850” The teacher reminded me of Judy Dench Here are my notes: Hans Christian Anderson 1805-1875 The golden period; many writers, literists, scientists, etc were in Copenhagen. There had been many defeats in war, 1801, 1807, 1864. There were no wars for about 100 years 𯘊 HCA was born in 1805; had a rough childhood. At age...

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Aug 29, 2018 - Day 4 Copenhagen

yes, we had another great day in Copenhagen. Started with a trip to the train station to find answers to a cache located on a miniature train track. The breakfast and a lecture about Denmark (it was very interesting). The lecture was by the same lady that talked to us yesterday. This topic was "the Danish Society". In 1953, the father of the current queen (Frederick?) became king (?year). He died in 1972 and Margaret became the queen. She was able to become queen due to a change in the laws in 1985. She had 2 sisters and if the law had...

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Aug 28, 2018 - Day 3 Copenhagen

Had breakfast at 0730.....open face sandwiches, chocolate, numerous types of cereal and nuts, breads, yogurt, etc. Not much in the way of fruit. The bread was great. Left the hotel at 0830 and went to a nearby school where we had a room and a local for a lecture of "Copenhagen past and present". it was interesting and the speaker was very good. During the lecture I learned: Denmark originally included a little piece of Sweden and Norway. Also Greenland and the Feror (Spelling) Islands. In the year 965 King Bluetooth (that was really his...

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