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Monday, September 29, 1997
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark:
Latitude: 55° 38' 50" North
Longitude: 12° 34' 26" East
Altitude: 56 feet
From Seattle: 5771 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Københavns Vandrehjem Amager

Today's Travel:
Country: Denmark
Regions: Copenhagen, Christiania
Route: Bus 37, S Train
Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
Stop 1. Zoo, Copenhagen
Stop 2. Town Hall Square, Copenhagen
Stop 3. Rundetaarn, Copenhagen
End:Copenhagen, Denmark
Linear:12 miles
Weather: Sunny

Available Photos:

Primates Zoo, Copenhagen, Denmark

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 172
Linear Dist: 79198
Countries Visited: 8
Regions Visited: 46
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Hotels: 30
Friends / Family: 77
Camping: 35
Hostels: 22
Transit: 8
Beers: 610

Journal Entry:
Went to the zoo with an Australian couple, Jamie and Soph. The zoo was better than most, but the animals were in small enough enclosures that it was depressing. After the zoo we took the train into town, and walked to the Rundentaarn, a circular tower off one of the pedestrian streets. We climbed the spiral ramp inside the tower, admired the view of old Copenhagen, and then decided we deserved ice cream.

After the tower we went to the Christiania district. This was weird. one minute we're walking through Copenhagen, then we turn a corner, and it feels like we're in some third world village. There're wrecked cars, old matresses, dogs, and chickens. Weirder there are stalls selling all different varieties and forms of pot. Everyone on the street is stoned. Fantastic graphitti art. signs everywhere saying no photos. All illegal. We had a beer, and someone(s) other than me may have had a cookie.

On the way home we stoped in at a couple stores for supplies, and back at the hostel with a little team work, the three of us had a fantastic pasta dinner. After dinner it was the movie Coneheads with Danish subtitles. Then relatively early to bed.

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