Travel Blogs from Hvidovre
... in sharing their culture with us. We wandered out of the neighborhood center into the part of the community where only locals resided. The architecture was very unique with some houses with various rooms jutting out and even a pair of houses that were shaped in a half circle with a flat roof covered in grass. We also wandered through Frederiksberg Gardens and saw Frederiksberg palace. We ate dinner at an Italian food place outside right next to my apartment. On Sunday we popped a ...
... the rest of the world could take just a hint of Christiania.
I found a little café there and I was going to buy a tea, but I had no cash.
But I liked the place so much, so I walked all they way to an ATM, and back...just for a Tea.
Then it was off to what I called the colourful boat streets.
Rows of rainbow houses, butted up next to each other, creating a completely illogical rainbow, with a canal down the middle full of yachts and ...
... if you are curious. They also have the treadmills facing out over a wall of windows overlooking the city. Not a bad place to work out.
After a quick dinner we headed out for the night. We went out with a herd of about 50 DIS students and decided this "was not the move" so we decided to branch out and make some Danish friends as the director suggested. After speaking to two Danes outside of the bar for just a few minutes we were quickly invited in ...
... he pointed out that the bed was short because it was fashionable to sleep sitting up in those days. It was believed that if you slept laying down, evil mares might come in the night, sit on your chest, and smother you to death (night mares). He explained that there were people paid to be "bedders." They just sat in the bed all day and kept it warm until the king needed it. He also explained why the spice chest was in the kings' bedchambers- spices were ...
I left offin the previous entry talking about how great an experience I had with our uncle, aunt and cousins during the first part of the day on the 8th, my first full day in Denmark. How
incredible that with every moment, it seems, things just got more and more
enjoyable, and how much of a surprise was it to me that so many small elements
could combine to create a whole picture that was both familiar and incomparably