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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 12 - Copenhagen

Day 12 - Copenhagen During the night we had sailed east on the Kattegat towards Sweden, then south into the Oresund Strait between Denmark and Sweden, docking in Copenhagen at about 8.30am. For our final shore-stop we had originally booked a half-day excursion visiting Rosenburg Castle and then giving us a quick tour of Copenhagen's other main attractions, but we were notified a couple of days ago that it had been cancelled because there weren't enough other takers to make it worth running the extra bus that we were due to go on. We did...

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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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Aug 27, 2018 - Day 2 in Copenhagen

Slept great last night! We had not slept on the plane since we left Seattle (just was not tired).....but I slept great at the hotel. We were at the hotel cabinn metro. It was a small room with a very small bathroom and bunk beds. I woke up at 1000 this morning (joy had been awake for a few hours!); we got ready and left the hotel by about 1030ish. Took a taxi to the hotel we are staying at with Road Scholar....the Scandia Palace hotel in down town Copenhagen. We did not stay here last night as it would have been $400 for that night. Put...

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Aug 26, 2018 - Day 1 Copenhagen

We arrived in Copenhagen and got through the airport pretty easily. Since Joy is using a wheelchair (she hurt her back in June) we get the use of the wheelchair support and can quickly move through the airport! There was no customs for the visitors arriving from the US or Iceland. We got our bags and a taxi and were off to hotel Cabinn Metro. We had not slept on the flight, but did not want to take a nap so after checking into the room (about 3 PM), so we went to get a few caches in the area around the hotel. We found 4 (I believe) and had...

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Aug 9, 2018 - Our last day

What a night. With a common courtyard you have people coming and going at all hours. Last night in particular we had a young lady start singing around 1 am. For about 15 minutes she seemed to be wandering the court yard singing her lungs out. I think at one point someone did shout down to her. The morning begins to wake with a cacophony of voices and sounds. Two woman are tending and watering plants. The sounds of garbage bin lids slamming and bins rolling, add to the babies crying and the voices of young children playing as people get...

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Aug 8, 2018 - Row Row Row your boat

A little later start today with the intentions to go to Carlsberg Brewery for the early afternoon. We decided to be techies and save 10% by booking the Hop on Hop Off bus for the next 2 days. Yeah we did it. We're like residents, as we manoeuvered our way to the number 5C bus to the main train station. Here we ask for the bus station and made it to the street, except the first red bus we hit, turned out to be another company that also runs a Hop On Hop Off bus!!! Grr. Over to the other side of the street. Doing great until we show our...

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Aug 7, 2018 - Malmo, Sweden & Tivoli Gardens

Today we were up and out of the house on our way to catch the bus to the train station and then on to Carlsberg Brewery. At the station we thought we would also scope out where these FlexBusses were so we could go to Malmo, Sweden tomorrow. We had to go out the train station and down a few blocks to get there. At this point we decide we should go to Sweden today. After much frustration and walking from bus to bus, we learned that they only take credit cards, no cash and that we could buy a ticket but the first driver's phone/machine stopped...

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Aug 6, 2018 - Winstar Breeze Embarking

We took a taxi to the port where the Windstar Breeze was waiting for us. Our luggage was put into a holding area under a tent as we waited to board at 1PM. The ship is nicely appointed and our suite (all cabins are suites) is spacious. After the mandatory safety drill, we watched the Windstar flags rise to the top of the masts as rousing sail away music filled the air and we headed out the harbor toward Norway. After a welcome aboard drink, we changed from our travel clothes into fresh dinner clothes (however, they are informal on...

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Aug 5, 2018 - National Museum & Canal Boat & Olive Kitchen

Our last day in Copenhagen found us at the National Museum and on a canal boat tour. The museum traced the history of human activity in Scandinavia with bones and artifacts alike. On the upper floors, the development of civilization through the middle ages unfolded. We got tired and skipped later civilization and modern times. Copenhagen is a vast port city and a good way to see this is to take a canal boat - a one hour trip. We ducked under low bridges and out guide told us about the sights and activities among the way. That night we...

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