Thursday, August 23, 2018

Travel Thursday - The Great Baltic Adventure - Part 1

Some of you may have seen sneak peeks of the later part of our 3 week vacation at Bertie or Yam-Aunty's blogs - and I will talk about our lovely time in Scotland. But first I am going back to the beginning of the adventure - Copenhagen. The timely visit to this city allowed me to correctly identify the location of Teddy's Teaser Tuesday this week for like the 3rd time ever.

After a brief stop in the airport of my beloved Iceland, we headed out to Copenhagen, Denmark for 4 days.

We arrived on a Friday afternoon and after a brief stop at our hotel - Hotel Alexandra, we headed off to Tivoli Gardens. 

Our hotel

We ate dinner on a pirate ship under a shark! 

Then we waited 3 hours (and having a lovely nap in the dirt while people stepped over my head as I had slept maybe 4 hours in 30), we were treated to a free A-HA concert (that is right, the one hit wonder band from the 80s). While the band sounded great, I must say they lacked energy.  They were kind enough to point out the eclipse that was happening behind us. That was very cool. 

Around midnight, and 36 hours after getting up the day we left, we collapsed into our hotel beds. We didn't set an alarm. I was awoke with a start as the Man declared it was after 11 am! By 11:20 we were out on the streets exploring Copenhagen.

Here are some of the highlights from day one (total steps walked this day was over 22 000, and it was about 40C/100+F and no where in Denmark (including hotels) is there air conditioning. 

From a canal tour

There was a random street trampoline

A royal library

The first of so many domes on this trip

Cobble stone is very hard on your feet . . . I have no idea how people did it without proper footwear. 

Sitting in a fort, letting our sore and tired feet rest

Beer bike - saw it a lot and noted their were never any women on it . . . . .

Christiania is the famous Copenhagen commune.

It has become very famous for Pusher Street (if you look toward the end of this picture you see a no photo sign). Pusher Street was the Man's least favourite place to visit on this trip as it is where all the illegal drugs are sold in the open. Apparently it is raided very often by the police and can be considered dangerous. We had a short jaunt down part of it without any trouble or interest in the wares. 

Back out of the commune. 

As we were about half a block from our hotel, we spotted this on the ground. I had to take a picture of it! It was sort of how I felt! 

Come back next week for the next few day in Copenhagen.


  1. wonderful! the baltic states are the favorite howliday places for my parents too, my mother would go 3 times per year or more ;O)

  2. Hari OM
    These are fabulous photos and give a 'real feel'! YAM xx

  3. Great pictures!

    Does the Mermaid have two tails?

  4. Thanks for taking us along on your trip. We can't wait to hear more about it.

  5. What beautiful photos and what an incredible adventure!

  6. That sounds like a great trip, although tiring. Thanks for the great photos. We enjoyed seeing them.

  7. What gorgeous pictures...heck we'll go ahead and say it they are really and truly in every sense of the word AWESOME!!!
    Looks like the weather was perfect too.
    Hugs HiC

  8. Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us. Mom says she loves traveling through the photos of others:) That dome is incredibly beautiful. And that random trampoline really made us smile. Keep the photos coming.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  9. WOW - what a lot of super duper photos from the DAY ONE of the trip! You all did so much, went everywhere, and what's with no women on the beer truck???????

    Hugs, Teddy

  10. I agree,WOW! Copenhagen looks like a beautiful(and interesting) place to visit!

  11. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! These are very amazing photos! Even though there are no Dogs in them... Oh dear, it looks like your people had fun without you!!

  12. Amazing photos! What a trip!


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