Being Elite - Spring 2013 travel blog


gorgeous facade

Marble Church

big mermaid

just a few bikes

harbor fortification

Langelinie shopping center

new theater

Nyhaven panorama

ocean wind farm

old warehouse

waterfront apartments

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Nyhavn canal tour

The weather on our final day at sea as we traveled from Stockholm to Copenhagen was the worst we've had the entire trip including the crossing from the US. We could barely see the ├śresund Bridge that connects Sweden to Denmark, an engineering marvel that is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe and we passed right under it. The winds were strong enough to cause the ship to list a little and it rained and was cold. The last day of a cruise is always a bit gloomy and the weather reflected our moods. Getting it all back into our suitcases used to be more stressful, but these days our suitcases can hold much more than the 50 allotted pounds for the flight home.

Here in Copenhagen the sun was shining brightly and the well executed Princess disembarkation plan ran smoothly; we were off the ship and at the hotel by 9:30. We bought a combo ticket for the hop on hop off bus which connected to the hop on hop off canal boat and spent the day hopping on and off. These tours offer headsets that give information in twelve different language. And we haven't met a Dane that hasn't spoken perfect English.

We saw lots that we would like to do on the tour. The only factor that causes us to hesitate is $$$. We wanted to go to Tivoli Gardens, the first amusement park in the world. It costs $16 just to get in and then you pay a la carte for anything you want to do inside. The high prices make the fast food we avoid at home look much more appealing. Many of the fast food places sell pitas and kebabs and are staffed by folks who don't fit the blond hair, blue eyes stereotype.

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