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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen

The next morning of our excellent adventure we were up early for an incredible Scandinavian style breakfast buffet. Jim was in heaven with all the choices. He especially loved having several choices of cheese. By 10:00 a.m. we were on our "coach" with our local guide, Gordon Bayliss. As you can tell by is name, he is not Danish. In fact he was born and raised in Texas but now lives full-time in Copenhagen. He speaks Danish with a southern accent.

He told us that it takes three years of residency to become a Danish citizen. One of the requirements is that you demonstrate a working knowledge of Danish. But we also found out that all Danish students begin learning ESL during their third grade year.

Gordon accompanied us on a short walking tour along cobblestone streets. He was full of interesting information and history about the city of Copenhagen.

You can see by the sky, that we were having a spectacular day weather-wise.

Copenhagen felt very pedestrian friendly and welcoming.

Back on the bus and a visit to The Cathedral Vor
Frue Kirke (The Church of Our Lady). The beautiful sculptures inside are by Bertel Thorvaldsen. The church was an example of neo-classical building art.

Next Post will be about our afternoon on our own. At this rate, it will be somewhere around December that I finish my travel blog about Scandinavia. But I have a goal in mind since we have another trip planned for this fall. Have Time (yeah retirement!) Will Travel.

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