04.06.2011 - 04.06.2011 26 °C
beer before 1100?
When I got up to use the washroom at 0300 I looked outside and noticed that is wasn’t totally dark. We are far enough north that there is always a hint of light around the sky. I think that is rather cool. Our breakfast of (frugal) champions now consists of a delicious cereal, a piece of fruit and instant coffee. Yes. We’ve come down somewhere, I think it happened in Germany when we figured out we didn’t like paying a fifth of our daily budget on breakfast. It tastes fine and it cheap.
We toured Christiania in the morning feeling slightly uncomfortable in the hippy commune who had taken over a section of the city there. The sentence over a pathway out of the neighborhood said “You are now entering the EU” which made me wonder if someone killed me right there, would the police come?
We saw tall boats and traditional houses and couples lounging on the canals. After getting right gross and sweaty we had some “lunch” at a bakery. It was a fantastic pastry and two cups of coffee. We walked down the water to see the statue of the little mermaid, which was quite crowded. We drank a beer in the shade of a few old trees atop a hill. We walked down to the National Gallery of Denmark a free museum here.
The paintings were right up our alley. 19th and 20th century (Danish) paintings, my favourite kind. And free! FREE! It was air conditioned and we took our time. In a few of the rooms there were headphones playing nice music, so we stopped and listened a while. We headed back to the hostel to shower before dinner. Thats when the music started. It appeared Distortion was happening outside our hostel this night. We watched the crazy people all high on...drugs dancing and drinking and peeing in the streets. A resident we talked to later said that the organizers behind Distortion had promised to clean up the mess left by the visitors. This clearly hadn't happened and the residents weren’t happy about it.
I took Shane to a vegetarian buffet for dinner. You should have seen the huffing and puffing he was doing! Apparently he doesn’t like paying for food that doesn’t contain meat! I thought it was good anyway and a few vegetables certainly didn’t kill him.
espresso from a truck
The views from our ninth floor room are over Tivoli Park. You can hear the screams of people on the roller coasters all evening long. It also has a wonderful view of the sunset, which we like to look at while we wind down at night. It also requires a curtain to block the light from when we go to sleep because it’s still quite light at 2300.