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Copenhagen Sites (Death March part 2)

Finishing up our long Thursday tour on foot we walked past the Kastellet, a star shaped fort with moats surrounding it. It was built in the 17th century as part of Copenhagen’s defenses of their important harbor but now serves as a venue for open air concerts and home to new baby swans and geese. With an hour left before …

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North Copenhagen (Death March part 1)

On Thursday afternoon J took K on a (apparently) 21,000 step (9.5 mile) tour around North and Central Copenhagen to see a number of sights….hey, I did buy her a ice cream.  Anyway she knew I was prone to death marches since experiencing them first hand in Spain. The march, I mean tour started when we arrive in Nyhavn fresh …

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Den Bla Planet (The Blue Planet)

Thursday morning, J & K hopped on the metro and went to the coast!  We visited Den Bla Planet, the National Denmark Aquarium. The aquarium was divided into ocean reefs and rainforest streams and fresh water lakes.  Everything in this place was huge! The ocean tank was the biggest I have ever seen.  Something like 15 feet tall and 25 …

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Daytrip to Hillerod, Denmark

Today K and J took the train north of Copenhagen to the city of Hillerod to visit the Frederiksborg Slot (Castle) built in the early 1700s by Christen the IV, it was Denmark’s 1st royal residence. Set on a beautiful lake, the castle has elaborate Italian inspired gardens and lavishly furnished interiors with hundreds and hundreds of paintings/portraits covering the …

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We have arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark

J and the new K are off on a new adventure!  We traveled via Iceland and arrive at 2:00 pm in Copenhagen. Our hotel (hostel being a more accurate description) is just north of the old town. We were inspired by the one and only public transportation cheerleader, Y. W. and in her honor metro/bused it from the airport to …