Saturday, June 18, 2016

Tour of Copenhagen By: Tracie Buttke

Tour of Copenhagen 
Saturday, June 18, 2016
By: Tracie Buttke
Today we started out the day early.  We woke up at 5 a.m. because of the time difference compared to home.  A few members of the group decided to take an early walk around a little pond close to the hostel we stayed at.  After a short walk we got ready for the day then attended breakfast.  The breakfast provided was different than the typical American breakfast. It included bread, sandwich meat, cheese, fruit, yogurt and cereal.  The bread here is very delicious.
After breakfast we packed up and left the hostel.  We walked with our luggage to a nearby bus stop to travel to the central train station.  Here, we dropped off our luggage and bought train tickets to travel to Aarhus later in the evening.  As soon as the tickets were purchased, we walked from the central train station to the harbor which was 2 km. There we were able to experience European culture. 
At the harbor there were boat tours, restaurants and the royal palace.  First, we went to see the royal palace. Here we saw the changing of the guards in front of the palace.  After we attended that, we planned to take a boat tour. On this tour, we saw many important historic buildings near the canals. We were able to see where parliament meets, the little mermaid statue, and an international cliff diving competition.  This competition does not normally take place, so we were lucky enough to see some of it.  After the tour, we met up with one of Evert’s friends and she showed us some more sights in Copenhagen.
The main place she wanted to take us was the University.  The University here was founded in the 1400s. She told us that the university is hard to get into and most of the building are quite old.  Also, the university buildings are spread out all over the city. They do not have a campus like SDSU.  After that we walked pass varies places and grabbed a bite to eat before heading back to the train station. 
We then got a luggage and headed for the train. The train to Aarhus took 3 hours and most people slept on the way there. The train travel around 110 mph on the way there and had various stops along the way. When we arrived in Aarhus we walked with our luggage to the hotel.  After receiving our rooms, we headed out to find a bite to eat. Then after supper we headed back to the hotel for the night.

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