Also Known as Denmark, particularly Copenhagen...
15 Euro Flight
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We arrived in to Copenhagen under clouds. Three days later, it was still there. That was not to dampen our spirits of what we have heard is a truly awesome city. On the train and into the city where we are staying. Immediately we notice 2 things, it's definitely almost Christmas and it is definitely Winter.
We jumped on a walking tour and got shown around seeing all the sights of note, including the place where Mr J.C Jacobsen used a Scienctific approach to make beer and formed Carlsberg, named after his son Carl. Supposedly this is the innovation that has formed the modern approach to making beer as we know it today.
One important thing to the Danish is Hygge. It's an approach to life that makes them so happy, and basically it is improving everyday things that would normaly not be that exciting, so you get enjoyment from them. Once major method is by lighting candles... They burn alot of candles in Denmak. It is interesting to note that Copenhagen has burnt to the ground a number of times.
Copenhagen is a city worthy of cycling, becasue pretty much everyone cycles everywhere.
We got some wheels and rode around, where we found the self gorverning hippie city called Freetown (within Copenhagen).
They didn't like photos because some normally illegal activity happens there...
We found the palace where the Queen of Denmark and the Royal family live, and we also were lucky enough to see some Royals. Not sure really who but the grand horse and cart display along with band music was pretty awesome.
We found the Little Mermaid statue, to celebrate the story written by Hans Christian Anderson (he is Danish).
We explored cool streets and exciting bridges, where as we found out were constructed well behind schedule, and that local construction projects seem to take a very long time, possibly because people only work 37.5 hours per week, and have 6 weeks off each year too.
We tried the local christmas drink, called Glogg, it is similar to the mulled wine you would find in the UK. We also caught up with an classmate of mine and had some beers at the local bar. At only 60 DDK each they were quite cheap (12 NZD each).
In summary Copenhagen is an awesome city, but an expensive one. Three days here and we think that it would be better experienced when we are not trying to survive for another 80 days travelling. Wow, only 80 days! Best get off to see some more stuff, we are heading over the bridge to Sweden.