Denmark Recommendations

Old Jan 13th, 2013, 11:15 AM
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Denmark Recommendations

Hi --

Recommendations from my trip to Denmark:

- Eat at Noma
- If you can't get into Noma, good surrogates are Relae, Alberto K, Geranium, Restaurant AOC
- Or try Dine with the Danes or Spiseloppen for something different
- Roam Christiania, check-out the grafitti art, venture down Pusher Street
- Drink a beer outside and people-watch
- Walk up the Rundetaarn
- Shop for home furnishings at Illums Bolighus, Normann Copenhagen, Hay and Klassic Moderne Mobelkunst
- Take a train north to Kronborg Castle and the Louisiana Museum
- Bring lots of $
- Don't jaywalk

Trip report:
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Old Jan 13th, 2013, 12:28 PM
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I just read your blog and I like your style! Danes really do have good design taste and they are a good looking bunch too. When I think of the men, he men were all of slight build to me. In Sweden I see them as either Vikings or elves in stature. In regards to food, from first glance, I can't say that I would enjoy anything on that NOMA menu except for that dessert which sounded plain and simply yummy!
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Old Jan 15th, 2013, 05:57 PM
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Hi Finecheapboxof wine --


I liked how the Swedish men dressed: preppy, and very smart in their slim-cut suits.

As for Noma, you are right: the dessert was crazy good, and I don't even have a sweet tooth. The radishes were fun because they were gimmicky, but there's a limit to how good radishes can taste. The soup was pretty memorable, if you like salt and umami.

- Esme

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Old Feb 1st, 2014, 07:02 PM
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The New York Times includes Elsinore, Denmark in its 52 Places to Go in 2014, citing the new Maritime Museum of Denmark (Elsinore) and the Blue Planet aquarium (Copenhagen).

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Old Feb 1st, 2014, 08:04 PM
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I agree with Helsingør as it's quite nice. I've been going there since the 70s and always look forward to zipping up there on a day, train trip, from København.

Happy Travels!
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Old Feb 1st, 2014, 08:53 PM
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Loved reading your blog on Copenhagen. We were there in 2011 and are heading back in 8 weeks, though this time we will spend little time there, mainly transit.

We also stayed at the Marriott for 4 nights with points! I had it all figured out on how to get from Central Station to the hotel. Had the bus number, the direction/terminus so we would know we were going the right way.

Got on the bus just outside the station, across from Tivoli. I double check and ask the bus drive if this bus would take us to Marriott. He looks at me, a bit puzzled, and nods yes. We go 2 stops, he looks over at us and says, this is where we get off. All of 2 minutes on the bus!! We learned, we walked to Central Station when it was time to leave.

Crossing the streets was a real challenge, the torrents of bicycles never seemed to end and it was a mad dash to get across!

Thanks for the read.
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Old Feb 1st, 2014, 09:05 PM
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LOL, just read your Stockholm blog [is there more than the one page??] We also stayed at the Courtyard! [This was after Copenhagen] We got lost trying to find it. We were looking at a map when a lovely, preppy dressed young man stopped to ask if we needed assistance. He didn't know the hotel, but got his smartphone out and proceeded to find the hotel. He then insisted on walking us to it.... 2 blocks away! We laughed, saying that Scandinavian Marriotts were hidden in plain sight!
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Old Feb 2nd, 2014, 05:29 PM
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DebitNM: You're welcome. sounds like we had the same experience going to the Marriott in Copenhagen, only mine cost me $20 more.

Ah yes, the lovely, preppy dressed men of Stockholm... Only one page on Stockholm. I liked it, but nothing weird happened, no theme emerged, no hypothesis that I set out to test, so It didn't turn into any sort of series of posts.

There's also a very packed article on Scandinavian design (including store information) in this month's Conde Nast Traveler, but the article is not on their website so I couldn't post a link.
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Old Feb 15th, 2014, 02:39 AM
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Just planning a trip this summer and was looking for advice about Denmark. I will keep in mind the recommendations.
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Old Feb 15th, 2014, 04:58 PM
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25 more good recommendations:
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Old Oct 12th, 2014, 05:25 PM
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Good article in this month's Conde Nast Traveler on Copenhagen's Jaegersborggade neighborhood and the best restaurants that can be found there:
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