Copenhagen, Denmark

Trip Start Jul 07, 2009
Trip End Jul 26, 2009

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Monday, July 13, 2009

We arrived in Copenhagen at about 8 a.m. (actually, there is no "about" on these ships, they are very precise with arrivals and departures), so it was exactly 8 a.m. At 8:45 we got on a bus and headed into the city for a tour of some of the sites. It was good weather - about 23 C and not too much wind, a few clouds. Our first stop was to see The Little Mermaid, the famous statue that commemorates the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Then we toured central Copenhagen and saw a lot of 17th C buildings that were built during the time of King Christian IV.

We headed out of the city and travelled a short distance to the fishing village called Dragor. It is a beautiful peaceful little village with narrow cobblestone streets lined with hollyhocks and roses, and lovely litttle cottages. We had coffee there and the most delicious Danish pastry I've ever had. Then it was back to Copenhagen and more sightseeing. We got off the tour bus and did a bit of exploring on our own, quickly discovering that Copenhagen is one of the most expensive cities in Europe. We had changed money on the ship but discovered we didn't even have enough to buy lunch. So we had a refreshment at a cafe, did some people watching and then headed back to our ship.

It was so interesting to be in a country where the color of my hair didn't make me stick out like a sore thumb. Lots of white blondes here.

Tomorrow on to Germany.
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