Copenhagen Day 2: Rosenborg Castle, Christiansborg Palace & A Sad “Farvel”

Copenhagen Day 2: Rosenborg Castle, Christiansborg Palace & A Sad “Farvel”

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Denmark | No Comments

We were ready for another day of blue skies and Danish hospitality as we rode our ship’s shuttle into Old Town Copenhagen to set off on our own. Our first stop was Rosenborg Castle – or “Slot,” as castles are called in Denmark. Built as a royal residence in the early 1600s by King Christian […]

Copenhagen Day 1: Canal Boats, Tivoli Gardens & The Friendliest Place On Earth

Copenhagen Day 1: Canal Boats, Tivoli Gardens & The Friendliest Place On Earth

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Denmark | 4 Comments

“Every town, like every man, has its own countenance; they have a common likeness and yet are different; one keeps in his mind all their peculiar touches.” ~Hans Christian Andersen We had just stepped onto the streets of Town Hall Square and started to unfold our map when it first happened. “Can I help you […]

You’ve Got Mail: Post Offices Around the World

You’ve Got Mail: Post Offices Around the World

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Monaco | No Comments

“Send me a postcard, drop me a line Stating point of view. Indicate precisely what you mean to say. Yours sincerely, wasting away.” ~Paul McCartney, When I’m Sixty-Four My great-grandparents ran the post office in a small Minnesota town in the early 1900s. I never had a chance to meet them or see where they […]

Taking A Break: Tea & Coffee Shops Around the World

Taking A Break: Tea & Coffee Shops Around the World

Posted by on Jan 2, 2016 in China, Denmark, Estonia, France | 4 Comments

“Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” ~J.M. Barrie, The Adventures of Peter Pan Finding a special café for taking a break between sightseeing outings is a great way to discover some local flavor while getting ready for the next stop. Sometimes it’s a place that I simply […]