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Cruising while not retired

Observations from Life on the ship I am a bit behind posting because the cruise ship is a internet wasteland. I can poach some here and there on shore in cafes and museums but I am always on the move so never have it for very long. Posts with pictures integrated into the text are a luxury I cannot afford …

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Danish and French Impressionist Art

Friday the four of us started the day teaching the newbies the bus ropes and visiting the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, a world class art museum with 3 floors of (air conditioned) French impressionist art and a winter greenhouse/ conservatory. Yippee! two of J’s favorite things!  We had a scone and drinks in the conservatory and saw works by all the …

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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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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 …