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).


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