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Denmark

A bumpy start to be sure of this holiday in Scandinavia.  My flight was delayed a bit, but daughter Jessica’s flight was so delayed, that her flight from Istanbul to Copenhagen had left without her.  She was able to secure a seat, but not until much later, arriving nearly 7 hours later than scheduled in Copenhagen.  Thankfully, technology today had allowed her to let me know once i found a place to receive Wi-Fi (stood outside the SAS lounge near customs in Copenhagen and found out why she was not already there.  This was more delays, and by the time i received the information and directions to our accommodation, rode the Metro to Kongons Nytorv, and found our Airbnb located above the Cafe Zalt on Kompagnistræde , our hostess had had to leave for a meeting, so, i hung out, dragging my suitcase around Copenhagen for all that time without knowing actually when or if Jessica would arrive that day!  Thankfully, the weather was decent and by evening we were finally together and ready to explore.  In just a couple of days, we have accomplished a lot!  Here are a few highlights

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Coffee First!

 

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View from our lovely Copenhagen apartment.

 

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Nyhavn – New Harbour – a 17th century waterfron, canal, and entertainment district.  Hans Christian Anderson once lived here.
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Rosenborg Castle was built by Christian IV in early 17th century.  View the king’s private quarters, but also the crown jewels are stored and available for viewing in the basement.

 

 

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View from inside the Black Diamond library which is an extension of the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen.  The exterior is clad of black marble known as Absolute Black from Zimbabwe.

 

 

Packed and Ready

Although this trip to Scandinavia will only be 17 days vs 29 days in Scotland, it doesn’t seem i can pack any less.  There are just some basic things that must go no matter the length.  Toiletries for one, at least one pair of stockings for layering in case it gets cold and a sweater or poncho for same reason.  Two pairs of shoes, walking/hiking and another for slightly dressier occasion.  From there it depends on the resources you may have at your destination.  I try to make accommodations so that the washing facilities are spaced so that i can wash all the clothes at some point.

My Coleman spinner carry-on weighs 6.3 lbs and the total weight is now 20.5 lbs which also includes my small computer, cord and plug and a book to read.  Still a bit heavy, but not sure where to make cuts. Hmmmm.

First trip with a spinner – looking forward to trying it.

Cheers!

tauna

 

 

Travel Light!

In September/October of 2014, my 2 sons and i spent a month in Scotland.  Travel light is my mantra – above is my wardrobe for the month.  With the exception of key pieces, ie the new Ecco walking shoes ( have never spent so much on shoes, but arthritis and old age are requiring me to make investment in quality shoes now) and the 100% Shetland wool ponch we had made from our own wool, the remaining total investment was about $40, including the suitcase.  Since then, i’ve given away the old style suitcase (it’s wheels were too close together and it was a fight to keep it from toppling over on uneven surfaces) and purchased a new one with four wheels.  Looking forward to trying it out on the upcoming trip to Scandinavia – leaving tuesday and meeting my daughter in Copenhagen.

Cheers!

tauna