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The story of a coin
#83 - Friday, March 31, 2017

One of the most unsettling experiences I have ever had was in Rosenborg palace. The lockers for storing your belongings require you to drop a coin into the handle. As I was dropping my coin into the slot, someone bumped into me and a little girl dropped a coin she was playing with. I was convinced that the coin she dropped was mine, and that it slipped out of my hand when I was bumped. Not being able to see anything in the slot, I told the girl's mother to give me back the coin her daughter picked up. The girl left with her mother all sad, who believed her daughter's coin had rolled away somewhere. When I placed the coin she gave me into the slot, I realized that my own coin was already in there, and that there was now a second coin jammed into the slot. It took me a few minutes to use a pen cap to get my coin out of there. I had ran out to find the girl, but she was already gone. By pure luck, I spotted the girl in the castle half an hour later during my tour and gave her back her coin. The priceless smile she gave me will be a memory that I will forever cherish.

The story of a coin

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Rosenborg Castle
#82 - Friday, March 31, 2017

Rosenborg castle was built in 1606 as a summer country house for the Danish royalty of the time. It is one of my most favorite castles in Europe and is even more beautiful indoors.

Rosenborg Castle

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Travelling on two wheels
#81 - Friday, March 31, 2017

One of the most noticeable things in Copenhagen is the number of bicycles. In Copenhagen, the ratio of bicycles to people is 5 to 4. With over 450 km of cycle lanes, more than 50% of commuters travel to work or school each day by bicycle. And if you cannot stand the ridiculously narrow bike lanes in Canada that place you right next to cars, you would love Copenhagen. Most cycle lanes are at least 2.2 metres wide, and are separated from the road by an elevated concrete curb.

Travelling on two wheels

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Vor Frelsers Kirke
#80 - Friday, March 31, 2017

The Church of Our Saviour, or "Vor Frelsers Kirke" in Danish, is a baroque church that was completed in 1695. In 1752, construction completed for a spire that provides outstanding views of the city. To get to the top, you must climb 400 steps, 150 being outside, using a spiral staircase that will take you to a height of 90 metres.

Vor Frelsers Kirke

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Copenhagen, Denmark
#79 - Friday, March 31, 2017

Ever since I was a child, I have dreamed of one day travelling to Denmark. It is a country with such a rich culture which makes me think of bicycles, Viking history, pastries, and sunshine. When I finally arrived in Copenhagen, it was everything I dreamed of and more.

Copenhagen, Denmark

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