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the King's crown in Rosenborg castle

I just had the greatest week in Copenhagen staying at my friend Katia's place and seeing my friends Lisa, Casper and Sebrina again. I had a wonderful time sightseeing and their company was the highlight of my trip!

Copenhagen was great! A beautiful little town. Despite the cold weather it's very colorful and there are trees with flowers in bloom all around and everybody rides around in bicycles.
There are no highrises even in the center but many colorful little houses and buildings mostly built  in the 1800s after 2 big fires that destroyed most of the city.
There are beautiful churches and castles and the Queen and her family live in a Palace where guards wearing bear fur hats walk around to protect the premices.

Parade at Tivoli

They have parades for the queen with musicians playing drums and flutes and there's a lunapark, Tivoli, right in the middle of town. Between the Queen, the castles and
lots of dragon sculptures everywhere it really feels like a fairytale.
 I ate some awesome food here, from Smorrebrodd, to pastries, to herring and even black caviar! And I visited the Kings gardens and castle where they keep the crowns and jewelry.
Danish people are so nice and friendly. I already knew that when I met some of them during my travels but being in Copenhagen actually confirmed it. Casper whom I had met
during my Whitsundays cruise with his girlfriend Sebrina, came to say hi to me while I was waiting at the tourist info center. I had to wait for Katia to finish work before I could
go to her place where I would stay for the week.
Casper and Sebrina
So he passed by and we went to get a smoothie which he generously payed for and then we arranged to met on thursday so
he could show me around town and then go to their place for dinner. They are such a nice couple. I really appreciate their genuine friendship and I really hope that one day I can
return their generosity. And they are great cooks too! They made some yummy chicken frikadeller with hummus and potatoes etc. Really good. :)
I was so glad that Lisa, whom I had met on the Great Ocean Road trip in Australia, could come spend the day with me the first day I was here. She lives 3 hours away
in another town in Denmark but she still came to see me and we went on a hop on and off sightseeing bus and boat tour. We visited the castle together and we saw
 the Little Mermaid.
H.C. Andersen's Little Mermaid
The boat ride along the canals was fun even if it was cold. We then ate in Nyhavn where lots of people sit on the many restaurant terraces to have
a drink or lunch and peoplewatch. At the end we got a ride on the front of a taxi-bike. It was really fun to zoom around the little streets even if it was a bit bumpy because of the old style roads!lol
In the evening I went back home and Katia, whom I had met in Thailand, and who was so nice as to let me stay at her place for a whole week, had prepared a yummy dinner
consisting or pork frikadeller, potatoes and tomato/mozarella salad.
So thursday I went back on the hop on and off us to finish the last part of the tour and then met Casper at the Kings Garden. Since he is part of the Queen's parade musicians
he brought me to see his workplace where the soldiers are trained and where they practice their music.
Christiania
It was really cool to see the different uniforms they wear on different occasions
as well as to try on the super heavy bear fur hats and drums that they wear during the parades. We then walked around the city and went to the Round Tower to walk up to see the view
and then we walked to Christianshavn, a little neighboorhood that looks like Amsterdam and continued to Christiania the hippie neighboorhood. It's a free town where people live as they want
and do what they want. It was very....special...lol
After all that walking we stopped to eat dessert and coffee at the Lagkagehuset, an amazing pastry shop. Really, I think that Denmark has the best food yet.
Then we went to meet Sebrina, who had finished studying, on Stroget street, which is the major shopping street and went to their beautiful apartment for dinner.
Nyhavn
It was a real fun day
and evening. Thank you again my friends! :)
The next day it was raining so I decided to go visit a couple of museums, the Copenhagen and the National Museum which were very interesting. And then I spent the evening with Katia
watching a movie. She is the nicest host. Her and her 2 cuddly cats, Stella and Felix who adopted me right away and I love them even if they were shedding hair all over the place. lol
Saturday we decided to go on a walking history tour of the city and learned a lot of interesting facts about it. And then we went to have lunch in Nyhavn where I had the most yummy lobster
soup. I could've eaten 5 bowls!
After that we went to visit her parents at their beautiful house in the suburbs where they made a really good dinner and were the kindest hosts.
Katia

On sunday we were going to go to the Glyptotek in the morning and meet up with Sebrina and Casper in Tivoli later on but we spent the morning in emergency after Katia fainted and hit her head
when she got up in the morning. Gladly she was fine and just ended up with a bad cut on her nose but we didn't have time to go to the Glyptotek. But we did get to meet Dr Christian, a real hottie.
Too bad I was leaving the next day. He was like a movie doctor!
After I made sure that she was ok I left her at home to rest and went to meet Casper in Tivoli. Too bad that Sebrina decided to stay home and study so it ended up being just me and Casper but
it was still a lot of fun. He was able to let us in for free because he teaches music there to the boyscouts that go around in the little parade. It's great to have connections!lol
Tivoli is a great place with rides, concerts, shows and lots of places to eat. It's also very pretty and it's fun to walk around.
Copenhagen was great! Now on to Brussels and Paris!:)

alessandrozzzz says:
Nice being back to Copenhagen for a while by your beatiful pictures!
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012
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the Kings crown in Rosenborg cast…
the King's crown in Rosenborg cas…
Parade at Tivoli
Parade at Tivoli
Casper and Sebrina
Casper and Sebrina
H.C. Andersens Little Mermaid
H.C. Andersen's Little Mermaid
Christiania
Christiania
Nyhavn
Nyhavn
Katia
Katia
Lisa
Lisa
the Opera house
the Opera house
the Black Diamond library
the Black Diamond library
the Queens palace
the Queen's palace
Amalienborg
Amalienborg
Amalienborg, the Queens palace
Amalienborg, the Queen's palace
ride on a taxi-bike
ride on a taxi-bike
fountain of Giffeon
fountain of Giffeon
the Kings gardens
the King's gardens
mmmm yummy herring
mmmm yummy herring
symbol of Christiania
symbol of Christiania
is this the Danish Manekin Pis?
is this the Danish Manekin Pis?
the round tower
the round tower
lobster soup!
lobster soup!
Flødeboller!!
Flødeboller!!
Copenhagen
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