Friday, 20 July 2018

Copenhagen, Denmark (8 House, Ørestad)

I did some research on Segway tour companies in Copenhagen and found two. One was located far out by the harbor and another was near the Kongens Nytorv station. I opted to try the one that was near Kongens Nytorv station. Why would a tour company be located way out there?

When I got to the tour company I decided on the hour tour since the 90 minute tour included some of the places I saw yesterday. I asked about the other Segway company and was told that those rides only cover what is around the area of where the cruise ships docks. The tour company person issuing the tickets has problems with the application (she is normally a tour guide)  so I helped her figure it out.

The tour didn’t start for 30 minutes so I used the time to drink a bottle of water and walk around the nearby park.

I showed up on time back at the tour company to get Segway lessons and since I was the only one of the five in the tour who had experience with a Segway, I was asked to provide a demo. Soon, with a little practice from the others on the tour we started off. The tour guide, who was from Chile and came to Denmark a couple of years ago did a fairly good job. He was funny, sort of, and perhaps I would have liked to have heard more of the city’s history, but enjoyed riding around nonetheless.

We saw the usual attractions of palaces, churches and the city’s opera house. I did see more of Christianshavn on this tour, than when I visited this area on Wednesday. Think I return and check out some of the places in that district.

The old part of Copenhagen is fairly small, so it was easy to get around and see most everything. Similar to Madrid, Spain. Overall I enjoyed my tour very much.

After the tour I stayed behind an spoke with a couple from Dublin, Ireland. They were saying how much the prices have gone up in Ireland. I heard how they had to increase their annual budget by 10% to account for the increase in the cost of living. They admired the UK health system much more than their own.

After the tour I walked to a nearby store and bought a few items before heading to the Metro station. Only the third day and I can find my way around without GPS. It takes me a couple of days before I get familiar with a new city.

For dinner I cooked a hamburger with a topping of cheddar cheese. Also asparagus and a couple of ears of corn. I snacked on some green peas I bought the day before from a street vendor.

I got the Apple TV hooked up and enjoyed watching a couple of episodes of Downton Abbey before going to bed.

Tomorrow I need to make more reservations for the next cities that I’m visiting. I have a few questions about getting from Copenhagen to Gothenburg.

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