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Trip Report Baltic Cruise in June

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June in Baltic is early season. We checked long term weather forecast for each port before we leave so we knew the weather is going to be cool and rainy. But what we didn’t expect was the wind. The weather did put a damper on things but the wind created more of a challenge than the scattered shower. At no point was the rainfall heavy, and we were indoor a lot of the time.

The plane ride over was rough with us strapped in most of the time. The ride was bumpy so we didn’t get much sleep, at least the movie selection was decent and surprisingly, we were served 2 hot meals.

With sleep deprivation, we arrived at Copenhagen around noon. Landing just ahead of us was an Airbus 380 that seats 460 plus 12 private suites. All those people were ahead of us at the immigration and that is not a promising start. But, we won’t let something like the line-up at immigration deters us.

Quick cab ride into town; checked our luggage at the hotel (Scandic Weber) and began to explore the surroundings. The hotel is centrally located, only 2 blocks from Tivoli Garden. Other than the expensive price, we were quite happy. The room is comfortable, the hot breakfast (included) is excellent and food selection is very good.

First stop, Tivoli Garden. Check out the scene, early dinner and relaxed a bit. We were tired, trying to adjust to the time difference and turned in early.

We walked to the City Hall but we didn’t recognize it at first. We thought we were lost. As it turned out, we were at the right place. The square in front of the city hall were all set up for some sort of Turkish festival or promotion, with the Turkish Flags and Turkish music blaring, we thought we were in Turkey.

There was a performance stage with Turkish dancers, then a singer, then more dancers, and more singers. The front of the stage was packed. The perimeters of the square were set up like a flea market with vendors selling all kinds of Turkish food and other goods. Looking beyond the vendors’ tents, we managed to get a glimpse of the city hall, and behind the tents, we spotted the semi-covered fountain. Sigh!

For the time that we spent in Copenhagen, we managed to hit quite a few places and we walked everywhere. We hit the shopping district (DW’s pick), then the canal, then the old Royal Palace (Museum). We did reach the Church of our Saviour and wanted to go up the outside staircase. Unfortunately, it was closed due to weather. Oh well. There is always a next time (maybe).

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