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Backpacking in Denmark: Staying at the Downtown Hostel in Copenhagen

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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 …

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

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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 …

Backpacking in Denmark: Exploring Helsingor, Hamlet’s Town

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My latest Denmark adventure was a surprise and an extra. I first visited the Danish capital Copenhagen back in 2006. That time it was a lads trip to Copenhagen for the football as my team Northern Ireland drew 0-0 with …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

Backpacking in Christiania: An Independent Freetown Republic Since 1971

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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 …

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

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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 …