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We set sail on the Gabriella for an overnight ferry ride to Helsinki, where its primary statue named Amanda, the daughter of the city, stands as a fountain in Market Square. Guess whose family is on our mind today? Our … Continue reading

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Doin’ the Tourist Thing

Travelling isn’t for the faint of heart, that’s for certain. We thought, lights out at 8pm will give us an early start the next day. Ha. We rolled out of bed at 7:30am, much to our protesting feet, poor dogs. … Continue reading

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On the 5 hour train from Copenhagen to Stockholm, two young men sat across from us — one a native-born Swede and the other an immigrant from Lebanon. ¬†They generously educated us on all of Scandinavia, but mostly Sweden, and … Continue reading

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What was once a hippy colony of squatters is now a legit village within Copenhagen’s city limits and the property values are nothing to laugh at. Christiania still attracts potheads but its residents are responsible, tax-paying citizens with a history … Continue reading

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Copenhagen in Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Anderson wrote over 150 fairy tales, launching him into fame and fortune, and into the company of royals and the writing elite. For a famous guy, he failed at just about everything else he attempted — theatre, playwriting, … Continue reading

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On Foot in Nyhavn

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The Heart of Denmark

Copenhagen welcomed us with blazing temperatures. While the Danes swam in pristine canal waters for relief from the unusual heat, we observed with interest and laughed alongside them. They say Copenhagen is the city of smiles and we agree. The … Continue reading

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Artsy Aarhus

On the way to Copenhagen lies a small city of importance, so we popped in for a couple of temperature-breaking days to walk the cafe-lined canal, check out a luscious yarn shop, wash clothes, explore a living colour-wheel and enjoy … Continue reading

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Hot City

Temperatures hit 29C today so we added a siesta to the day’s mix and made the most of morning and early evening for venturing out. Even so, taking in the canals by boat cooked us up good and the tram … Continue reading

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Boats and Bikes

After a long, sleepless flight, and a bit of a wait for the Uber pick-up we arrived at our charming B&B to an early check-in. The biggest question of the day, should we sleep or eat? We opted for the … Continue reading

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