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From: "Hugh Watkins" <>
Subject: Re: [DK] Travel Plans
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 20:59:45 -0000
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From: "Isabelle Hallam" <>
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 12:48 AM
Subject: [DK] Travel Plans
> We will be arriving in Copenhagen on August 30, the first time I have
> flown into that airport. Is there an ATM in the arrivals section so that
> we can get money for a taxi?
> I plan on doing research in the City Archives. I also plan on going to
> the other archives. Do I go to the national archive or the provincial
> archive for Zealand?
I spent the last 15 years driving taxi in Copenhagen after I retired from music teaching
and our firm and most of the others have on line card readers so we can take plastic in the cab
my old boss at Drejervej 10, 2400 NV always needs drivers
so I do a few nights when Im in Denmark to pay my airfares
taxis are mostly brand new Mercedes used for about 3 years then changed
so you get something for your money
Drivers are not as knowledgable as those in London , who study for 2 or 3 years to get the job
So if you get a new guy on his first day youhave to tell him where to go
Im afraid I am in UK for the time being
so can't show you round
I arranged a trip at the end of May 2003 for a New Yorker and drove him round and found living relatives and translated for him for
he had a good trip
I started them off and ended then at the Hotel Hilton to lessen culture shock and give them a chance to freshen up.
After a brief look at Copenhagen, Little Mermaid, Rosenborg Slot (castle) , it rained so we went to the city hall archives too.
On the way to Jutland we topped off in Roskilde for the Viking ship Museum and Roskilde Cathedral to see the Royal Tombs
We took the fast ferry and stopped at a very simple KRO or country inn, then 3 more hotels of increasing sophiustication
Absolutrely no point in staying at new hotels . got got the old ones in the city centres
Hotel Randers where Victor Borge worked before the war and Hotel Royal Aarhus for example, you will meet mebers of parliament
(Folketing) business people f consequence too.
If you give us an itinary I will find some web pages for you.
for a person from the states to see a 5000 Year old burial place or an 800 year old building is quite something
There is quite a lot of WWII stuff, although it was the British Army which liberated Denmark. (and northern Germany)
a side trip to Germany 4 hours or Sweden 1 hour by car is practical too.
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