Denmark

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Denmark surprised me, in large part because it was never a place I’d given much consideration to. Had I not had a friend living in Copenhagen for a short period, I probably wouln’t have gone. And yet, it has all the positives I expect out of Europe. Good food, historic towns, castles, etc etc etc. … Continue reading »

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A Stroll down Strøget

Yes its an Old Town, and yes there are so many like it in Europe. And yet, Copenhagen has a beautiful Old Town that, unlike so many others, put me in a really good mood each time I walked through. The main street, Stroget, is crowded with tourists and international chain stores like Disney and … Continue reading »

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It Smells like Hippies.

Christiania was not itself a surprise, as I’d known for a long time about the little semi-autonomous community wholly inside of Copenhagen. Nor were the hash vendors/smokers/paraphernaliers on the main street (semi-cleverly known as the Green Light Zone), as the hash seems to be the most famous raison d’etre of the little community. What did surprise … Continue reading »

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Diamond in the Black

When I’m not trekking in the mountains of Central Asia, the somewhat nerdier side of my character really enjoys beautiful intellectual spaces as well. With that in mind, then, I had to make a stop at Copenhagen’s well-renown Black Diamond. Attached the to historical Royal Library, the Black Diamond is a beautiful modern structure sitting … Continue reading »

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Under the Sea!

Who gets to decide, exactly, what counts as a “major tourist attraction” for any given city? Not that I don’t fall prey to this as well but so many things are so overhyped, yet droves of people still go to them just because they feel expected to. Take, for example, Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue. Its … Continue reading »

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New Town: New Look

People describe NyHavn like it used to be some sort of crazy Sodomorra where Danish sailors hit land and immediately lost their Ludfisk-loving minds. These days, however, it seems like more of a place where foreign tourist hit land to sample Danish food and drink (impressively good!) Danish beer on a historic harbourfront in the … Continue reading »

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Waterfront Property

As if Copenhagen wasn’t already a pretty enough city with its Old Town alleys, NyHavn waterways, and historic Carlsberg Brewery the city planners decided to kick it up one extra notch with some City Center water features as well.   The Lakes sit just on the boundary between districts 1 and 2, and I got … Continue reading »

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Probably the Best Brewery in town

I may not have mentioned this before, but I’m a big fan of beer. How, therefore, to spend twelve days in Copenhagen without at some point stumbling upon the Carlsberg brewery? Its probably the best beer in town, after all. In another edition of “Good Things Beer Has Done For The World”, CARL JACOBSON and … Continue reading »

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