Travel Blogs from Lund
... got there I started following my "Lund on Foot" tour map and discovered that Sweden is, indeed, a part of Europe after all! I was starting to have my doubts, since all I had seen so far looked suspiciously like the US.
... so if you fancied a trip over the water then this is not a bad place to do it. Sweden is only 4km from Helsingor so the journey probably only takes 20-30 minutes total.
The main reason for coming to Helsingor however is Kronborg Slot (A-) widely accepted to be the inspiration for Elsinore Castle in Shakespeare's immortal tragedy Hamlet. Approaching from the train station this is a very imposing place, sea defences ...
When we get to a new city, our first impulse is to search out the best coffee. Fortunately, Vince has had two months to conduct the necessary research and he directed us to meet him in the morning at Kaffe Laboratorium (Coffee Lab). The place did have an experimental feel – Chris had “siphon” coffee, made in an apparatus with an infrared heater that looked quite like a lava lamp. Vince had an air pressed version, and I had ...
... office to get a map, and then rode to see the Rosenborg Castle and gardens and the botanic gardens across the street. Rosenborg Castle is quite small compared to the others we have seen on this trip. We started in the Treasury; a vault under the castle with many weapons, items of gold, jewels and ivory, and even the crown jewels and crowns of a few Danish kings and queens. The castle itself was beautifully decorated with lots of wood carvings ...
... br> The town wasn’t crowded, which was great as usually there are busloads of tourists. We finally reached the castle, and wow. It was beautiful, unlike any other castles that we had seen. It had a moat, and three or four entrances, and a huge fountain at the entrance. In we went. There was a huge room where there were more shining armours. We discovered that there had been a fire here many years ago causing ...
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