Backpacking in Denmark: Staying at the Downtown Hostel in Copenhagen

August to September 2015 saw my third visit to the Danish capital city of Copenhagen. I’ve stayed in a few places down the years in Denmark and Sweden as well as having toured Christiania, Helsingor, Malmo, Ladonia and Angelholm, but this was my first time to stay in a central hostel in Copenhagen. Naturally, I chose Read more about Backpacking in Denmark: Staying at the Downtown Hostel in Copenhagen[…]

Staying at the Park Inn by Radisson Near Copenhagen Airport, Denmark

On my return back to Europe after over three months in Asia and the Middle East, it was time for a nice relaxed, easy option – a hotel close to the airport. I normally plump for city centre hotels, but this was a brilliant change as I was tired from my flight and I had Read more about Staying at the Park Inn by Radisson Near Copenhagen Airport, Denmark[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Sweden to Denmark (Malmo to Copenhagen by train)

So the first two Scandinavian countries I ever visited were up again on my recent adventure as I headed back to Sweden and then Denmark. This time I spent a bit longer in Sweden and toured Stockholm, Malmo, Angelholm and Gothenburg. With Denmark, I would visit Copenhagen, Helsingor and the quirky self declared Freetown of Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Sweden to Denmark (Malmo to Copenhagen by train)[…]

Backpacking in Christiania: 10 Quick Sights in This Self Proclaimed Freetown Republic

While backpacking in Denmark you might want to visit a separate republic. For those lovers of quirky off the wall spots then the Freetown Republic of Christiania is well worth a day trip. Almost as wacky as my trips to Nagorno Karabakh, Uzupis and Transnistria. You could also stay overnight here of course but most Read more about Backpacking in Christiania: 10 Quick Sights in This Self Proclaimed Freetown Republic[…]

World Borders: How to Get to the Freetown of Christiania Within Copenhagen, Denmark

This is yet another of my strange world border crossings as although its not official it was still just as exciting, satisfying, rewarding and inspiring as I left behind Denmark and the EU across into the self declared freetown of Christiania. All this while still remaining in the city of Copenhagen, itself the capital city Read more about World Borders: How to Get to the Freetown of Christiania Within Copenhagen, Denmark[…]

Backpacking in Christiania: An Independent Freetown Republic Since 1971

Here we go again. Off backpacking into some off the wall wacky self declared Republic, this time – Christiania. Housed sneakily within the compounds of Copenhagen, Denmark this place has a hazy chilled out charm like no other self declared republic, freetown, neighbourhood, commune, country I’ve been to before. But why am I preaching about Read more about Backpacking in Christiania: An Independent Freetown Republic Since 1971[…]

On the roof? You’re having a laugh! (Copenhagen, October 2006)

I had never been to Denmark, but had met a few Danish people in my time, notably Nethe from working on Bournemouth beach, and Hans from Tesco in Springhill. Northern Ireland were often drawn in the same qualifying group against Denmark, and I had been to 3 home matches against them. My only Northern Ireland Read more about On the roof? You’re having a laugh! (Copenhagen, October 2006)[…]

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