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Copenhagen Day 1 and 2

We flew into Compenhagen in the morning.. we planned it this way so that by noon we were all settled in and could venture out and start exploring.. We started with lunch. We got burgers at Cock and Bull


Took a 60 minute canal tour, which I highly recommend and I don't say this because it was an amazing tour. It was a good tour with a good guide but mainly because it was a great way to acquaint ourselves with the city. 



There were a number of bridges dotting the canal. Some so low even our captain had to duck


After which we made our way to the infamous Nyhavn. The whole time the boys seemed to be cranky, my leg was starting to hurt for those who don't know I had an ankle injury in December and am still recovering from it. I am good as long as I take my medication. But with all the traveling I forgot to take my pill twice. When bribing the kids with ice cream didn't even make them happy and I was in so much pain I started to hobble we decided it was time to head back to the apartment. We all took showers horrible water pressure put on a movie and called it an early night. 

Best Decision Ever! Because on day 2 everyone was in a better mood.

Day two was going to be our first day of renting a car and venturing out of Copenhagen. Interesting tidbit, car rental's are very expensive for the Danes as are car's in general. They do this to encourage walking and biking. But if you are not a Dane then renting a car is not a problem. 

Destination - Mon Klint a 6 km stretch of chalk cliffs along the eastern coast of the Danish island of Møn in the Baltic Sea. Some of the cliffs fall a sheer 120 m to the sea below.

I was afraid the kids would give us a hard time with all the walking. I was wrong.





There were a few hundred steps that led you up the cliffs and then once you came back down there were another few hundred steps that took you down to the beach.





The first set of steps were fine but on our way up from the water we were dying.. all of us except D. D our resident complainer never complained. He was the first one up.. me forcing myself to be the second because I had to keep on eye on him and he would stop for a break!

We were back in Copenhagen by early evening. Found a car park.. parking is also pretty pricey. But being used to New York prices they didn't shock us too much.

The rest of the evening we spent walking through the streets of Indre By. It was like a 5th Ave of sorts.


We made one last stop at the Round Tower before heading to dinner. The Round Tower was built in the 17th century as an astronomical observatory.



 Instead of stairs there was a spiral ramp which the boys loved to run up and then on the way down they both got on the little umbrella stroller and rolled down.






       
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33 comments:

  1. I am so impressed that you did all this international travel with two little ones. I know it wasn't always easy but you did really well. I have always wanted to visit Scandinavia, Denmark being one of the places I would most like to see someday. I really enjoyed seeing it through your eyes.

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  2. So nice you visited Copahangen. Beautiful photographs, thank you for sharing this virtual city tour.

    It seems you had a lovely time. It is great that your kids didn't mind the walking. It sounds like you all enjoyed your stay.

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  3. Sounds like a really fun trip! Love the pics!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  4. This stopped me in my tracks: ""Took a 60 minute canal tour."
    You kow why?
    Because I thought I read camel and not canal.
    So, I had to check the title to see if you were really in Copenhagen.
    Don't worry, I have it all sorted now.

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  5. I applaud you for being a world traveler with a young family. You are creating priceless memories!
    Lovely tour!
    Jemma

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  6. So many great adventures!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. Wow, beautiful scenery! And everyone is such great troopers for doing all that walking! I can't believe how close that bridge was to the captain's head!!

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  8. Fun fun! Love the gorgeous sights! Great photos! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  9. That spiral ramp looks awesome. Thanks for sharing these pics:)

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  10. Looks like you had a great trip International travel with two small children is to be encouraged and applauded. I look on travel as a great education.

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  11. what a fun trip, I'd like to see that place in my future, but first I'd have to get over my dislike of flying :) Your children look so happy!!

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  12. Such beautiful photos and that burger looks tasty! The views from the beach are so pretty, but man that is A LOT of steps! I am sure your children will have some wonderful lifetime memories from this trip. :)

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  13. What a fun trip!! Great pictures.

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  14. Looks and sounds like a great trip, Hena.

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  15. Looks like you guys had some great adventures in Copenhagen. Your boys were such troupers when it came to all those steps ;)

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  16. A canal tour really does sound like the perfect way to start your time in Copenhagen! I've always wanted to visit there!

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  17. Have a wonderful, wonderful journey, Hena!

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  18. Oh, I've never been to Copenhagen, but have had heard it's quite beautiful. Your pictures are lovely. I agree with the others, you are creating some wonderful travelers with those boys. What great experiences they have had!
    The city tour at the beginning of a new city is always a must for me too. It's a great way to get one's bearings. Can't wait to see more!

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  19. I loved Copenhagen (accept the prices for foods and drinks...)! Helsinki is on my wishlist too :-)

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  20. Looks like a fun trip! Loving all the pictures!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  21. Exciting! What a lovely family trip! Ah, that burger looks SO delicious and it looks as though the weather was on its best behaviour for you! :)

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  22. This looks like such a fantastic trip!!! <3

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  23. wow copenhagen looks and sounds amazing! xO!
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  24. How fun! That burger looks really good :)

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  25. I want to visit so bad, this looks great!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

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  26. Wow, it sure looks beautiful! Love that round building.

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  27. Copenhagen looks incredible through your lens. I never imagined it had such a resplendent coastline too.

    Sxx
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  28. What a wonderful time you're all having! Those chalk cliffs are amazing, and such a beautiful view of the coast. I hope your ankle doesn't give you too much trouble with all your walking.
    Wendy

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  29. I have never been there, so I am loving the pics and hearing of your experience!

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  30. I am glad that the kids surprised you with their good behavior.

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  31. ooh, i loved hearing and seeing about your denmark adventures! i've been to copenhagen about 15 years ago, and really want to go back sometime in the future:-) xx

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