Tuesday, September 27, 2011

revisiting copenhagen

i was cleaning my room the other day and found these tickets stashed inside one of my traveling bag's side pocket. i never knew that i still had them since i thought i threw away all my non-essentials the last time i transferred accommodations.


when i was assigned somewhere in the scandinavian region for an offshore project, adapting to the local culture was one of my priorities. danish people are not car-crazy. they walk. they bike. they ride the bus. they take the train.

but very seldom that they take their cars especially when going to work. then again, why bother when you have a clean environment and a very efficient transport system?

i wrote something about it before in my other online journal.

"i remember when i was still in denmark last year. we used to walk to and from the office everyday. it was autumn going to winter during that time that's why its much colder outside than in our hotel rooms. during weekends, we enjoyed walking around copenhagen, checking out the nice places, their shopping streets, the huge palaces, (amalienborg is simply wow!) and of course, their parks. among the places i have visited, they have the best parks as far as scenery is concerned.

one time, i walked for like four hours straight. the time passed by without me noticing. i started from the hotel then walked towards carlsberg brewery museum. after a short visit inside, i went to sondermarken park then fredericksberg have. this park is quite popular among tourists because during summer, the danish people enjoy sunbathing here in all their naked glory."

i would have loved to visit again but i might need to save up. denmark is not very cheap. in fact, copenhagen, its capital, is the second most expensive city in the world.

and when you're there, it's really very hard not to spend.

or maybe that's just me.

4 comments:

  1. What are those, john stan? Bus tickets?

    Never been to Scandinavia but autumn is a wonderful time of the year. I also enjoy walking when the air is crisp and nippy, and verdant parks and beautiful architecture are what you see along the way.

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  2. these are tickets which you can use for both the train and the buses. well, except for the last one which is a ticket to holbæk, one of the gateways to germany.

    you should visit it some time. i'm sure you'll have fun in there. the original little mermaid statue alone is worth the trip. i was kidding on the last part, of course. ;)

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  3. nung nasa dulo kami ng sweden, tumakas kami ng isa pang kasama ko kasabwat nung ibang host namin. nag-tren at ferry kami papuntang coppenhagen mga midnight, at bumalik ng madaling araw just to be on time for breakfast-departure.

    syempre tulog akong buong araw sa bus papuntang berlin hahahaha

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  4. wow, that short but detailed description about copenhagen makes me want to visit (maybe move there? hehe!) i love the idea of taking the bike or walking to/from work. :)

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