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[Dec. 8th, 2009|03:46 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I went away to Copenhagen, and I'm back now. It was excellent - very cold, and it gets dark early but it didn't rain at all, and Copenhagen's lovely.

We were staying in Gentofte, whose main attraction was the railway station that made it so quick and easy to get into the city centre. Having got up at 5.30 to get the early flight, we were v tired so decided just to go into the city for a bit of a wander round to get our bearings then come back and get something to eat near the hotel. Which proved next to impossible, as nothing happens in Gentofte at night. It was practiaclly a ghost town, and there was nowhere to eat so we ended up getting a takeaway from a kebab place and eating it in our room. My fish and chips was nice though.

On Saturday we went to the Danish National Gallery in the morning. Among the highlights was an exhibition aimed at 6-12 year olds which had a painting in it called "OH MY GOD! That flower is a fvcking vacuum cleaner!" which featured masturbating carrots and a flower giving a bee a blow job. The Danes are a bit odd, I think - another odd thing was that the dentist's next to the hotel had no curtains, so you could see people in the dentist's chair having their mouth poked about in. They were mostly lovely as well as odd though. In the afternoon we went to the Danish National Museum and looked at Danish stuff there, then just before it went dark we went to Tivoli, which was excitingly lit up for christmas. It was very pretty.

On Sunday we went to the zoo in the morning, then went on a Canal boat trip in the afternoon.

Isn't everything expensive in Copenhagen? I knew it was an expensive city before I went, but I don't think you can realise before you go that it's expensive. Money just vanishes through your fingers, and it's a wonder anyone can afford to live there. Also, although there was lots of evidence that the climate change summit was coming to town, it didn't cause any inconvenience. If that were happening in London, there'd be road closures and police all over the place, but there was nothing like that there. There was an ice sculpture of a polar bear though.

[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2009-12-08 04:30 pm (UTC)
Did you do any mermaid-bothering?
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[User Picture]From: miss_newham
2009-12-08 04:33 pm (UTC)
Gosh! I've never been to the zoo, in fact I don't think I even knew that there was one. Nor have I been to Gentofte. You officially know more about Denmark than me.
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[User Picture]From: oldbloke
2009-12-08 05:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks a bunch.
I'm earwormed with "Wonderful wonderful Copenhagen" now.
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[User Picture]From: lurpak
2009-12-08 06:16 pm (UTC)
the word 'fvcking' has been adopted as a mild exclamation by Danes. A while ago I read the Danish equivalent of Radio Times where they described a programme as the bedste fvcking TV show. It's a bit disconcerting when you hear little kids saying it.

The exchange rate is really bad at the moment = even more expensive than usual
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[User Picture]From: oldbloke
2009-12-08 07:39 pm (UTC)
Ah... Rather as the (well, some) Irish use feck in place of the spaces between words.
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