Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Seeking Travel Advice

Kathy has decided she wants to take some significant time off after the loss of the embryo -- to heal, to relax, to think, and to enjoy. She's going to take off starting August 9 and plans on being off through the end of August. Part of the time, she wants to travel, with me(!), and I'm happy to oblige her. So we're going to Copenhagen and London, for almost two weeks. It's going to be the first international travel (or anything longer than a long weekend) by ourselves in 3 1/2 years, so it's long overdue.

Does anyone have suggestions on where to stay and eat, and what to do in each of the cities? We've spent a grand total of 24 hours in Copenhagen previously, and have never been to London, so we're not sure what we should do (yes, we have travel books, but first-hand experience is always worth hearing about). And given how quickly this trip has come together, we especially could use the help.

5 comments:

Debbie D said...

Aaron: Scott B from our game lived in London for a couple of years, they moved back to the US earlier this year. I have his email address if you are so inclined to contact him. Sure wish I could go with you :)

z. said...

Did you visit The Little Mermaid the last time you were there? Is a must, specially if you like to see a lot of turists taking tons of pics. It's a nice walk to get to the statue, and it's a tiny statue but nice nonetheless.
I went to Cristiania too. I wouldn't recomend it, it's kind of abbandoned. Not much to see there but in the way to get there, there is a Cathedral wit a black spiral tower. Lots of stairs (and you have to pay to climb it, but the view is awsome). I do not remember the name.
mmm... what else? Oh! the change of guard, it happens at 12:00 i think. It's really pretty, and you can see the soldiers that insipired Hans Christian Andersen. His house is near the pier were the little colorful houses are (the ones that appera in almost every photo of Copenhaguen)
I do not know were to eat because I went in a student budget (a lot of tuna sandwiches for me! and I slept in a three-story bunk bed with two people on top of me, I wouldn't recommend that) but the restaurants near the pier seemed nice (and kid of expensive too).
Hope this helps (I got here from a comment you left somewhere, do not remeber where)
Have a nice trip :)
And save some coins!! Denmark's coins are so pretty! I wasn't able to keep at least one :(

Nat&Jim said...

London: The British Museum is worth a visit - do it early in the morning though as it is packed really badly every day. What are the dates when you are in London. There is a slight change that Jim has to go there. I will check adresses and stuff of the places we usually go and eat or drink good beers.
Copenhagen: No clue...but... only a 4 1/2 hour train ride to Nat and Jim - think about visiting Hamburg.

nat

Todd said...

Since you're from a fellow museum city - i'll suggest you visit hyde park, the diana memorial, buckingham palace and kensington area. I always enjoy eating at local colleges and universities during my walking tours as they often have a subsidized meal for around 3 pounds. I found St. Paul's cathedral kinda lame - but I'm not terribly religious. If I ever get a chance to go back I'd love to check out one of the WW2 bomb shelters and a true "football" game...

Lori loved going to the plays in the evening. She reminded me that if you get last minute tickets - they are relatively cheap!

Have a great time! :)

Todd said...

Lori saw:

- Phantom of the Opera (Excellent)
- Les Miserables (Okay)
- Mamma Mia (Good)

She told me the last minute tickets (gorgeous theatre and even the bad seats are close) go for 20-25 pounds.