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Day 49, Copenhagen

sunny 26 °C

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We woke up early this particular morning to an old man barging into our room telling us to go clean the toilet. "Someone made a mess and they needed to clean it up." None of us had been to the toilet long enough to make a mess so early in the morning, so we denied it of course. He pointed a finger at Shane laying in bed still and said “You! It was you!” Shane got really mad and said “I TOOK A PISS!” The guy hollered that it had to have been one of us and slammed the door as he went back to his room. Shane got up right away and stormed over there. He opened the door and yelled at the guy that he better get his shit straight before he goes accusing people of making a mess in the toilet and called him an asshole in front of 5 other people in the room. What a way to wake up!
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We ate our breakfast and checked out of the hostel, after we payed (!!) them to store our bags for the day. We went to Rosenborg Castle and paid an astonishing amount of money to see the interior (as well as a 2 euro photography fee.) It was a nice palace, but we ended feeling ripped off. We walked on over to Amalienborg Palace, which is a facility still used my the Danish royalty. We got some lunch and then bought a hand painted one-of-a-kind elephant as a souvenir. It’s really awesome and quite a unique piece.
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there was a lot of these funny pictures
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We hung out in a park for a few hours waiting for the minutes to tick by. There is always a lot to see in a park especially in the middle of a rich city. There were plenty of new mothers pushing prams (yes actual prams) and families on bicycles. There were couples holding hands and a lot of girls in their bras. Probably the most entertaining was the 15 year old snobby rich kids in their designer clothes drinking beer, smoking and acting cool. Eventually I couldn’t deal with the teenagers and we moved to a coffee shop on the worlds longest pedestrian street. We people watched, judging styles for a while, drinking our 3.5 euro coffee. After we grabbed some food for dinner we picked up our packs.
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the king's throne is made of narwhal tusks!
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We waddled to the train station with 230 kroner burning holes in our pockets. We tried to spend it all at 7/11 but it didn’t work! To much junk not enough room in our stomachs! We caught a train to Malmo with a detour at the airport. People started pushing onto the train we thought it would be nice to stand and give the crowded people a little more room, so the doors could close. Instead, much to our dismay, more and more people shoved on and the train stood there for 8 minutes not able to move. We made it off the train after crossing the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, where we saw a boat sinking.
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We spent the last of our kroner on ice cream and french fries while we waited for the train. Our overnight train departed at 2131 and by 2230 we were at the ferry terminal waiting to be let on. We were allowed off the train as long as we were back by 0200. There was a lightening storm all around us, so we grabbed our camera and jackets and spent some time outside watching the sparks fly and the thunder roar. We got soaking wet in the driving rain as we floated out to sea. Once we were cold and wet enough we sat inside playing cards.
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Back in the train car we tried to sleep but it was ridiculously hot. I haven’t missed my air-conditioned room at home more than that night.
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a great dane? get it? get it??

Posted by s-a 16:29 Archived in Denmark Tagged copenhagen

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I bet that if you travelled with a sack of coffee beans, a French press, and a small kettle, you could save a lot of Euros, or sell cups of coffee to fellow travellers and pay for the trip.

by Braden

i think i could use another hat. think that one will do very well! im starting to think Copenhagen is extremly expensive place to be. prague will be better im thinking. Am enjoying this emensly

by dad

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