Internacional's Danish Experience - Part Five
The fifth installment of Internacional’s Danish experience:
Saturday, August 2 (part 2)
Our Saturday afternoon started out a little rough. Half of the team showed up a few minutes late to the station so we watched our train leave without us. But, thanks to our Public Transportation Expert (Phil), we caught the next one 15 minutes later. Soon we were in Phil’s hometown, Skovshoved. The first stop was his old club’s building followed by a visit to his childhood house. The tour of the neighborhood included stories of young Phil playing street soccer and getting Bon bons from his neighbor. It was cool to see where our coach first started to play soccer.
Next we piled on to a bus that took us down the coast toward Copenhagen. Along the way we saw the American Embassy, Sweden in the distance, and our 100th Joe and the Juice which seems to be the most popular sandwich shop in Denmark.
When we got off the bus we went straight to Tivoli, the second oldest amusement park in the world located in the middle of Copenhagen. From there we split in to groups and explored the park. The adrenaline junkies went straight to the coasters while others found good places to eat and relax. At 10:30 we all headed back to the rooms for much needed sleep.
Sunday, August 3
The next morning we got to eat a late breakfast and got to our Copenhagen canal tour by noon. On top of seeing some of the cool buildings, streets, and bridges in Copenhagen, we also saw a naked lady on our tour who had no problem with an entire boat of tourists seeing her. Halfway through the tour, we got to see the famous Little Mermaid statue that is on most of the T-shirts and postcards in the souvenir shops. After the canal tour, we had time to shop around Copenhagen. Popular purchases among the team were bucket hats, rain jackets, and street jewelry. Tati, Mal, and Jori even got new piercings. Copenhagen definitely didn’t disappoint!
Our next stop was Christiania and Pusher Street, the green light district in Denmark. We felt like we walked right into the 70s and it was interesting to see how different their culture was from the rest of Denmark. It’s definitely something to ask one of us inter girls about when we get home.
When we finally got back to the hotel we devoured 9 pizzas in about 5 minutes and 2 cakes even faster. The rest of the night we had to relax and play games together.
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Cailin, Alena, Miranda