Danish Duck

Earlier in the year, during Sydney Festival, you may recall there was a “giant rubber duck” in Sydney. As with the snails which are currently part of “Art & About” festival, it was one of those great public art projects which captured Sydney’s imagination, able to transcend generations and inspire a child-like wonder in us …

Thirty Six Hours in Copenhagen

As I sat at the bar and listened closely to the pre-recorded music playing softly in the background, I recognised the tune instantly. It was Two Little Boys” made famous by Rolf Harris, except this version was in Danish. Having arrived from Reykjavik an hour or so earlier, I was sitting quietly by myself, enjoying …

From Amsterdam to Reykjavik

I wasn’t entirely sure why the train trip from Amsterdam to Copenhagen would take fifteen hours. Leaving at 7.00pm on Sunday night and arriving at 10.00am Monday seemed like an awfully slow train. I booked it because it was the easiest, cheapest way for me to get from Amsterdam to Copenhagen. Yes, I know I …

Sunday in Copenhagen

The barmaid received a spontaneous round of applause for the way in which she handled the “trouble-makers” seated in the corner. Neither Sue nor I could work out what was going on. As they took their seats at the corner table, it was pretty evident they’d already had a fair bit to drink. But with …

Saturday in Copenhagen

The Museum of Danish Resistance 1940-1945 is surprisingly good. We went along expecting something quite small. I think our expectation was based on some publicity we had read which indicated the museum tour (in English) was less than an hour. In the end, I think we spent well over an hour there, and could have …

The Little Mermaid is Little

“It’s the second-most disappointing tourist attraction in the world”, Martin told us, as we were about to make our way towards Copenhagen’s “Little Mermaid“. Made internationally famous through the work of Hans Christian Anderson, and later through the Disney film, “The Little Mermaid” is one of those things you should definitely cross off your list …