Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope everyone's week was fantastic!  Mine was loooong because of my independent analysis paper that I'm writing for my AP Lit and Comp class.  But come Monday, it will be turned in and all my hard work will have paid off!

So today, I have another recap from my big Europe trip this past summer!  I also have a simple yet yummy recipe, but I'll probably post it next week.

I've always considered myself a country girl at heart.  I love openness and enjoy being able to cross roads in single file, not in a mob like some cities (New York City, I'm looking at you).  I've never had a desire to live in a big city, however, I do enjoy visiting them.  Boston, Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, London, Edinburgh, New York City (for no more than a day)... these are all cities that I've been to (many more than once), and I've loved them all.  After returning from Europe, Helsinki, Reykjavik (not exactly a city, but it is the capital of Iceland, so I consider it a city), and Copenhagen were added to the list.  So, let's take a little tour of one of those exciting cities, shall we?

Warning: Overload of pictures ahead.

Upon arriving in Copenhagen, my family and I set out for some food!  We were huuuungry from the plane ride!  We came upon a Mediterranean lunch buffet, and, for me, we need not look any further. :P I don't remember what everything was, but I do remember that it was delicious!
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Plate 1: taste tester
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Plate 2: favorites!
After lunch, we set out to explore the city.  Little did we know that it would end up being a five to six mile expedition, round trip.  Our goal was to find The Little Mermaid and, well, we did, but it took hours because it was such a long way from our hotel.  Yes, there were cabs, but I decided to ignore my family's request to take one because.... it didn't look very far on the map!  By the time we were running home in the pouring rain, I realized I should have listened.  But, oh well - it was part of the experience! ;)
I'm getting ahead of myself here... first, the trip to The Little Mermaid!
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There were tons of these elephants all over the city (each with a different design)! I tried to take a picture of all of them, but don't worry, I won't post all of them. :)
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Talk about advertising to draw customers...
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Apparently I was too fascinated by the headless man to pose for a picture...
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Just a few more elephants. :)
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At last:
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Wait!  Where's her red hair??!!  Heehee. ;)  It was neat to see what the epic fairy tale evolved from.  And yes, I do still watch that epic fairy tale.  I have no shame.

By the time we got there, our feet were killing us.  But we decided to trek back anyway.  Even though I was the first to suggest a cab, we couldn't find one - well, not until we were almost back!
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The next day, we went to Tivoli!  My dad and brother hit the rides while my mom and I explored the gardens.  Now, I love roller-coasters, but they make me feel nauseous these days. :(  I did end up riding one though...
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The roller-coaster in the background is the one I went on.
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My mom and I went on this little kido ride - little carts that floated on water and explored a mine. There were 3D cartoon miners and the dragon (giraffe?) pictured. It was so fun. Yes, I AM a five year old at heart.
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I loved this tree/bush!
More roller-coaster pictures!  I actually felt fine after it - so much fun! :D
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Behold, the BEST sandwich.  EVER.
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Sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella, garlic mayo, and seasonings on a fantastic bread. Seriously. Best. Ever.
If you go Tivoli, go to George's Cafe and get that sandwich!!  You won't be sorry.  I think it was the only vegetarian meal at the park, but its taste completely made up for the fact.

Yeah, it rained on us AGAIN!!!  Down poured actually.  It ended up being one of the hardest rains in Denmark in over 30 years.  Even the train stations were closed because they were so flooded.  We were honored to be a part of it. ;)
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Dry is seriously overrated.
Well, that's it for our Copenhagen adventures!  Next time, it might be Finland, Hamlet's castle, Iceland, or even Newfoundland.  Well, my next post will be garlic bread.  Nom, nom.


Questions:
Do you like big cities?
Do you enjoy little kido rides?

I'll probably be back within the next few days, but if not, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!
 


Comments

11/20/2011 04:47

Love the pictures!! What a FANTASTIC trip! :)
I'm like you, big cities are nice to visit every now and then, but I could never live in one haha
Looking forward to the recipe and happy early thanksgiving to ya!

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You had me at the Mediterranean buffet :)

Has anyone ever told you that you look very much like your mom? Because you do!

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11/20/2011 07:26

My best friends all went to denmark together with their church and they are obsessed with it - I can totally see why!! The elephants are so cool and it looks like such a nice place. The food looks good too - that sandwich is making my mouth water!!

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11/21/2011 03:41

I still watch The Little Mermaid too!!! It is one of my favorite Disney movies EVAH! :)

Alex, I seriously LOVE your new header!!!!!! :D

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Looks like so much fun! I love roller coasters :)

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