Day 32 – The Zombie Day Walking Tour of Copenhagen

Posted: October 21, 2014 in Travel

The Admiral Hotel looked impressive . The staff were great. The room was spacious. There was a bath, kettle and clock. The holy trinity. What could go wrong ? Darkness apparently. When the first item on the list you can order from concierge is ” ear plugs” alarm bells start ringing. Which would be more pleasant than the bloody traffic noise outside – and we are on 4 th floor. The bed is like a jello pit. The wifi is hopeless. We only had 48 hrs in Copenhagen and a lot to see. 3 hrs sleep all night was not going to help. The weather forecast was grim as usual and about as accurate to boot

So a largish hotel breakfast and we hit the ground running just after 08:00. First The Little Mermaid before the hordes. The sun was just shimmering on the water behind the clouds. A few other statues and a royal palace or so and then on to some other Sheila’s slot, Rosie someone. Then we checked out the Torhallvern markets and had a nice coffee. A cathedral and then the Round Tower – an unusual climb up but a good view indeed. Then it was lunch time and onto Cafe Hovedtelegrafen on top of Postal museum. Great view and great service. An interesting mixed Brunch plate indeed. And a nice cold beer. Of course by now we were realising just how expensive Copenhagen is. Anytime a simple , but great, lunch costs 400 coins and you are not in Zimbabwe then not only is it an odd currency but also an expensive place to be.

Then some more Hans. A statue here a fairy tale room there. Across the road was the very yankified Tivoli gardens all decked out in Halloween decor. I mean there were a LOT of pumpkins. We mixed with the great unwashed on Stroget and even walked through Christiansborg Slot before heading back home. We had seen a lot in just under 8 hours but sadly no Princess Mary.

Tomorrow we want to see the Carlsberg brewery and a couple of other sites out of the main city centre and maybe some souvenir buying but really prices are ridiculous. The CPH card seems to work well but you need to visit a lot of places to get your real value

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Comments
  1. aardvarkoz says:

    Mate, I am thoroughly enjoying your blogs. Good on you for giving Copenhagen a shot. So it really is that much more expensive than Germany eh? What a shame.

  2. flashman181 says:

    Europe is expensive in general I reckon. What costs $ here costs a Euro there maybe. Cup of coffee $4 here, 4 Euro there. There area exceptions of course. We use to allow 10,20,30$ for two for our 3 meals. It was ok 5 yrs ago, no chance now which makes sense of course. Copenhagen then takes to another level . for example last night we had two half pints, one nice soup and one nice cheeseburger and fries. Bill was 500 DKK which equates to $100 AU. Do the math. The people are great though, very helpful and friendly.

  3. flashman181 says:

    Actually make that 400/80

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