Posted by: eunice | September 15, 2015

Blast from the Past….

OMG! It’s been 5 years since my last update on this blog.  I have been busy and I cannot keep up with my travel, work and a lot of other things. But reading my post again from the past encourage me to update my travel blog again.  I will be resuming from where I left off and hopefully remember all my experiences. I am targeting to finish my updates until my next big travel schedule….

So goodluck to me!!!

Posted by: eunice | August 10, 2010

Land of the Little Mermaid

… is one of my favorite disney cartoons ever.  Not everybody knows that it was based from a fairy tale written by a Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.  I was soo looking forward to see it the first time I went to Denmark.  I was not as dissappointed as the others… maybe because I was aware that she is really small🙂

But hey I do not want to talk about her as she is actually not in Denmark these days.  She is currently in Shanghai as part of the Expo 2010.  Too bad for my friend who visited Denmark for the first time.  It was still not too bad as there are a lot of places to see.  We did a canal tour which gave her the feel of Copenhagen.  The weather cooperated as it was sunny that Saturday…. maybe too sunny for her🙂

I even had a chance to be a mermaid replacement…. I was able to pose like the little mermaid… and it was fun!  I also considered myself a tourist in Copenhagen.  It was my first real summer! It was nice strolling along Strøget all the way to the City hall…. then passed Tivoli.  There was no time to go in so we just made sure that we have a picture. It was a long walk so we decided to rest along the lake near planetarium…. my favorite area in copenhagen… its nice to watch the birds… ohhh… are they geese or ducks?… not really sure.

Last but not the least we went back to Amalienborg castle… overlooking the Opera house. It was a tiring day but a very nice one.  Copenhagen is actually a nice city to visit – especially with the nice weather🙂

Nyhavn

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along the canal tour... Opera House, Maersk among others

my version of the Little Mermaid🙂

along Strøget

City Hall, Tivoli, Georg Jensen (my fave shop)

Marmorkirken, the Opera House, Amalienborg Castle

August 7-9, 2010; Copenhagen, Denmark

Posted by: eunice | July 31, 2010

Frederiksborg Castle…Denmark

I have been in Denmark for a long time now but this is the only time I was able to visit this very nice castle.  This is the second castle I visited in Denmark – the first one was the Kronborg castle in Helsingor.

Getting around in Denmark is not an issue… although at that time the train direct to Hillerod was under construction so we have to figure out another way.  My friend and I tooked the train to Farum and from there, a bus transported us to Hillerod.  From Hillerod, we can either walk or take a bus.  Well, its not really a question since it is still a long walk so we took the bus 701.  And from the Frederiksborg bus stop we saw the castle from afar.

I was actually impressed with this castle.  I guess I have lowered my high expectations since I visited Kronborg castle.  One of my favorite castles I have visited was the Palace of Versailles.  So somehow I am comparing all the palaces with that.  But Frederiksborg castle is impressive in its own way.  You will see a nice fountain at the entrance and a beautiful garden surrounding the palace.  Inside there is a a nice church and a lot of fascinating rooms… I cannot believe that this palace is way from the 1600’s… a recommended place to visit in Denmark.

Entrance

Inside the palace

Fascinating rooms....

Beautiful garden

with my friend M in the entrance

Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerod, Denmark; July 23, 2010

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