August 26, 2013 and August 27th
Crazy travel day. Up at 5:45 am in Monterey and got my son, Scott, to drive me to BR airport for my 11 am flight to Dublin via Charlotte, NC. Had a 4 hr layover in Charlotte and arrived at 7am the next day in Dublin. Then a 3 hr layover in Dublin and FINALLY arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark about 1 pm. Then local currency from ATM, catch the 12 minute train to the Central Station and 35 minute walk looking for the City Public Hostel. Got settled in and paid the $35 per night for a DORM bed without sheets or pillow. That is extra. So slept without sheets or pillow. The duvet kept me warm so I was happy.
I did make use of my afternoon by visiting Rosenborg Slot, a 17th century castle. I was not impressed. After that I went to Denmark's number 1 tourist attraction, Tivoli. It is an amusement park and garden across from the Central Train Station. The gardens were nice but the $15 admission just covers walking and looking. The "fun" rides are $15 each. Did not ride any. Tivoli is supposedly most beautiful at night which is about 10 pm due to the lighting. However exhaustion did not allow me to verify this.
Tivoli Gardens and Amusement Park