Hospitality in Copenhagen
As luck would have it, Jan actually worked as a tour guide for a bit, and is a history buff as is Kirstine – so I not only got to see the city, but hear about it as well. We just walked all over looking at stuff, taking photos and eating some excellent Danish food for lunch. Good thing we walked, given the amount we ate. I enjoy eating what is considered the local food wherever I go – it is a change from what I normally get day to day. Marinated herring, red cabbage, plaice (another type of fish, sort of like a flounder), baked fat (tasty), pork – it was all good (and the beer isn’t bad either).
It is really nice to have someone to take you around and show you the city rather than try to figure it out for yourself. I really appreciate Kirstine and Jan taking time out from their lives to take me around. Hopefully some of these people will come to the US some day and I’ll have the chance to return the favor.
Last night was dinner with Mogens:
He is not nearly as mean as he looks in that picture (really, he’s a nice guy). We hit a couple of his favorite places before dinner (he really wanted me to have a margarita) and ended up finishing dinner around midnight (6pm as far as I was concerned).
Now after two days of being a tourist, I have a week of seminar to deliver. Looking forward to next weekend already in Stockholm. With that in mind – if you had a single day (a Saturday) in Stockholm and wanted to make the most of it by yourself – what would do (yes, looking for suggestions).
Just closing up with a thanks to Mogens, Kirstine and Jan for making the weekend go by really fast – the hospitality they showed me was awesome. To say I appreciate it is understating it.