May 28, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
In Denmark I did a walking tour of the city which was a really cool way to get the history of a lot of things in the city
. I also did a pub crawl which was a really cool way to see some bars and meet some cool people for a night. It was a lot of fun! I hung out w Gregg whom I met in Stockholm for most of the time. He is a really cool guy and a ton of fun. Copenhagen has a really amazing feel to it. The walking street here in town (like 16th st mall) is the longest in Europe. Tons of shops and bars and a buzz about it that makes it a ton of fun to walk around and feel the vibe of the people and city. I could easily stay here longer.
I really haven't had much time to blog because I have been hanging out w some of the people I have met on this trip. It is a very exhausting pace. I had no idea Amsterdam would be so intense as well..............
Copenhagen was an incredible city. I originally wasnt too excited about stopping here and was just using it as a stopping point between Stockholm and Amsterdam. I had no idea I would end up staying another night because I liked it so much. It is so interesting that the Danes are said to be some of the happiest/ most content people in the world. They pay 50% taxes and have a very strong sense of pride due to their national history. It has been very interesting to talk w people from all over the world so fa on my trip about health care, traditions, And views of the US. In Scandinavia since the people pay such high taxes it is free to go to college and they give you money to live on while you are going to school. In Copenhagen you do not jaywalk even at 3am when there is no traffic or people around because it isn't socially ok because of the effect of breaking even the small rules on the country. I got the feeling the Danes like, respect, and appreciate the government and the direction they are going in.