August 15, 2007

Copenhagen - Dæ 2

Well, since this internet kiosk is flaky and apparently decided not to charge me for internet at all, it seemed silly to waste it. I can´t unfortunately upload any photos. But today I went to see a whole bunch of stuff, like Christiansbourg, Christianshavn, and Christiania. Gotta love the Danes - they name everything after their kings, who are all named the same things. There was a cute little exhibit on the archaeology of the palaces at Christiansbourg. I also had a couple of grande lattes, which are basically giant cappuccinos here. I haven´t found any of the eponymous pastry in Copenhagen, settling this morning for a pain au chocolat and this afternoon for a giant whipped cream-and-berries tart. I saw the Little Mermaid and got a picture in spite of the wind-driven rain and the bus-driven Japanese tourists. One of my hostel-mates is a pain in the ass. I had my bedside light on around 9:30 or 10 last night, and she sat up and yelled at me in broken English that this was a common room and I needed to turn the light out. She further whined at 11pm, when the last roommate showed up, and was sleeping at 9am when I left this morning. I have no idea what her problem is, but she´s about 40 and Spanish, I think. She also has no idea what a hostel means - if you don´t bring earplugs and an eye mask, that´s your problem.

I got a lot of good pictures today of strange Danish signs, strange Danish food, and strange Danish dolls sold by street vendors. But you´ll have to wait until I get back.

In the meantime, you should vote in the comments on whether I should spend my travel day at Elsinore (seeing the castle that inspired Hamlet) or in Sweden visiting churches and such. I can´t seem to do both in one day, as Scandinavia is weird and all interesting sites are open from only 10-5. It makes seeing multiple things in one day difficult unless you break it up with things that close later (like parks and department stores).

2 comments:

American Nationalist said...

Elsinore. Hands down. Especially if you find someone else to run through it pretending you're in Rosencranz and Guildenstern are Dead.

Andrew said...

I vote for Elsinore too. Have you seen any
Pine tree goats in Denmark such as these little gems in Aarhus?

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