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Copenhagen, Denmark

I arrived in Copenhagen and took the train from the airport to the city center to find my hotel. I got in late and my friend, Marianne was coming in the next day early so after a quick dinner I headed for an early night. The next day I headed to the airport to pickup my new travel partner and we headed back to the hotel. We spent the day walking around Copenhagen and enjoyed the city. Copenhagen is more spread out the many of the other cities I have been to. It doesn't have that true "old city" center, however there are beautiful buildings scattered around the city. The first night we decided to go to Tivoli, which is a small theme park in the center of the city. It was open for their halloween festival so the entire park was decorated for the occasion and featured shows and actors playing halloween parts. After a nice dinner there, we made our way to the haunted house in the park. It was well put together but very predictable as we laughed our way through most of it.

The second day in Copenhagen we again walked around and hit some of the touristy sights around the city. The little mermaid statue, Amalienborg (Queen's Palace), and Nyhavn.

Probably the most notable thing about Copenhagen was the bicycles. Now almost every European city I went to had a lot of bikes and the proper bike lanes and the such, Copenhagen was on another level. There were more people on bikes then walking or driving combined. They had a lane of traffic equal to what cars could drive on and even had their own traffic lights to follow. When you got near a popular area the bikes were parked outside by the thousands, and in typical European spirit, all of them not locked up.

We went to a few pubs along the way and had a great time at each of them. The atmosphere was always fun but laid back and everyone was there to have a good time.

Since Marianne was only in for a week or so, we kept the trip moving along quite fast and headed off to Gothenburg, Sweden to visit with her cousin.

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Posted by CStopero 04:39 Archived in Denmark Tagged copenhagen tivoli

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