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Copenhagen Card: A Review

Copenhagen Card: A Review

A lot of cities have cards that are designed to save you money by providing discounts, but are they worth it? Some really don’t seem to be base on the fixed amount of times and places that you can visit.   We had heard good and bad things about the Copenhagen Card, but were hopeful that it would work out. Our first attempt to get a card did NOT go well. There is a kiosk in the airport by baggage…

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Denmark Castles: Rosenborg Slot

Denmark Castles: Rosenborg Slot

  Everyone loves castles, right? Luckily, Denmark has many different options for you to choose from! Just down the street from our hotel (see our review here) was Kogens Have the location of Rosenborg Slot. Slot in Danish means castle! Rosenborg is a lovely renaissance castle with three levels on top of an amazing basement (we’ll get to that in a minute).  Bags are not allowed into the structure, but there are lockers located in both the ticket area and…

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Crown Jewels of Denmark

Crown Jewels of Denmark

I’ve only seen a few crown jewels in person, but the ones in Copenhagen were amazing. Keep an eye on the blog for a review of the Castles of Copenhagen next week!

Hotel Christian IV

Hotel Christian IV

  Going into our trip to Copenhagen, we were certain of a very few things… We wanted to see a castle We wanted to have a good location for walking the city We did not want to stay in a hostel I know a lot of people looooove staying in hostels for a variety of reasons. You get to meet a lot of other people, they often have organized events, and sometimes have a little cafe or restaurant inside of…

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Je suis reconnaissant, I am grateful

Je suis reconnaissant, I am grateful

On Friday  night, Eric and I watched and read the updates coming out of Paris with heavy hearts.  It is always horrible to hear these stories, and even more so when you have been to that place of destruction and hurt. Add to that the attacks in Lebanon and other events unfolding throughout the world and it can seem like there is no hope. But, as we know, you must hold out for that little sliver of hope to survive…

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Photos of Travels Past

Photos of Travels Past

One of my favorite photos from our travels comes from our trip to Munich, Germany. In the city square is an amazing glockenspiel and a statue of angels slaughtering different plagues and evils.  This one seemed to be talking about bird flu, which was raging pretty nearby in England at the time we were in Germany. I have yet to see a statue as awesome as this one that included a chicken. 🙂  

“All The World’s A Stage:” Shakespeare’s Globe Theater

“All The World’s A Stage:” Shakespeare’s Globe Theater

While in London, we were determined to see a production at The Globe Theater.  The Globe is the theater where William Shakespeare staged his plays during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.  Though the current structure is not the original building where The King’s Men portrayed Shakespeare’s characters (it’s actually the third incarnation of The Globe: the first one burned and the second one was closed by the Puritans) it stands a few blocks away from the original theater’s Bankside location….

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The World of the Underground

The World of the Underground

One of the weirdest places that we found ourselves wandering through in Paris were the Catacombs. While waiting in line for 2 1/2 hours was horrible, walking among some of the 6 million bodies made us forget that. For only 10 Euros, it was totally worth the cost, but you might want to go later in the day if you don’t want to wait in line. Bring some cards, water, and a good book to pass the time while waiting…

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The Stones of Wiltshire

The Stones of Wiltshire

Jocelyn’s take: I have wanted to visit Stonehenge for a very long time. I was lucky enough to explore another set of standing stones in Scotland, which only made me want to get to Stonehenge more! Seeing as how we didn’t rent a car this trip, we booked with a group tour called “The English Bus”  to transport us to and from Stonehenge. After traveling to a “Secret Location” and Bath, we finally came up to the Visitor Center for…

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Storming the Crowds…

Storming the Crowds…

We’re back from Europe, and it’s time for us to decompress and think about what we have seen and done during the last week. To be as timely as possible, we’ll discuss the Bastille Day fireworks we watched in Paris, but we will post about other events from our European trip. Fireworks seem ubiquitous during the American summer. Beginning around Independence Day, almost everyone watches those colorful explosions twinkle in the night sky, usually ending in a loud, intense finale….

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