The last couple of days we’ve been in Copenhagen. It was smooth sailing getting here on the train but then we ran into problems. Not to be negative but here’s an example of what can happen when you are traveling to unfamiliar cities in other countries. We had a difficult travel day once before and another one on Saturday. Once we got off the train in Copenhagen, we were in search of an Internet cafe because we needed to access our hotmail account to get our hostel reservation information (yea, I know we should have done that before we arrived – trust me, we won’t forget to do this next time). We used the Lonely Planet guidebook that showed a place on the map in the book but we walked and walked and searched and searched and couldn’t find it. So, after giving up, we walked back to the train station to find the tourist information place. We found that and were told to go to an Internet cafe. O.k., fine, so Mike went to the Internet cafe while Michele collected brochures and information as to how to get to the hostel. The tourist information place gave out a pamphlet that had the bus no. and stop on it for what we would learn was our hostel. Meanwhile, Mike had to wait for a computer but eventually got on one. Then he gets the hostel information and Michele has the directions provided by the tourist office. We search for bus no. 30. We find the stop and see that we have to wait almost an hour for the next one. Fine, we go into the train station and walk around. And we have our 32 pound packs on this whole time.
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Just so you know…Denmark is made up of three large land masses and many smaller islands. Jutland is the largest land mass with the capital, Århus. Funen is the smallest land mass with the capital Odense, and the medium sized land mass is Zealand with Denmark’s capital city Copenhagen. We traveled for 12 hours on Tuesday, June 21st, taking 3 trains and a bus to get to our hostel in Vejle, a small town on the land mass of Jutland. If we had more time we would tell you about all our travel tales but needless to say, we are still learning how the trains and bus systems work and one important lesson we’ve learned is to NOT arrive in a small town later at night because everything will be closed, you’ll have no way of getting a map or figuring out where to go or how to go where you should eventually end up (did that make sense?) We have also had some communication issues which resulted in a few mishaps and we are constantly changing money and trying to figure out exchange rates. On this one day, Tuesday, we paid for things using Euros, Czech Kron, and Danish Kroner. Ah, the life of world travelers!
Anyway, our main purpose for taking the train from the Netherlands through Germany to Vejle, Denmark was so that we could go to Lego Land. This was an incredible experience! We were kids for a day, going on all the rides and looking at the miniature towns made out of hundreds of thousands of legos. Although you may not be able to tell by the picture, everything is made out of legos and the bus is only about a foot long and a 3 inches high. Here’s a picture