Day #14: Stockholm to Copenhagen

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Note From Lisa: Sorry this is a day late! Tony and I had such an amazing last day in Copenhagen that once we got back to our hotel it was time for bed. More to come soon.

Day 14: Stockholm to Copenhagen

God Morgon!

Tony and I were up, packed, and ready to head to the train bright an early. We made our way back to Central Station, and looked around for some breakfast.

Usually I try to be a sport, but I could not bring myself to eat another creamy sandwich. I probably drove Tony crazy, walking into and back out of a dozen little cafes – but each time I tried to accept the present moment and just grab a sandwich, I couldn’t do it!

I left Tony with his turkey sandwich, protein bars, and sugar-free monster on the platform, and went in search of a “real” breakfast (sorry if that sounds obnoxious and American!).

I found a grocery store with non-dairy milk! I literally almost jumped up and down. Grabbing the coconut milk, I made my way back to a café where I got myself a coffee.

Once on board, our train left promptly at 8:20 am, and I enjoyed my coffee while Tony had his Monster. Afterward, I used my cup as a bowl, grabbed a spoon from the “bistro” on the train, and fished the oats and awesome Czech granola out of our luggage!!! Here’s my do-it-yourself American breakfast:

Breakfast on train

The train was much more crowded today – and much faster. In retrospect, I see that Oslo is a quieter, smaller, slower city than Stockholm. The Swedish capital is more metropolitan… cosmopolitan.

So the passengers reflected that. And the views were beautiful:

View from train to Copenhagen

Today is an exciting day; not just because we’re going to Copenhagen, but because we’re meeting up with one of Tony’s oldest friends!

Travis and Tony became friends after their senior year in high school, and played on a summer baseball team together. Travis now lives with his wife Amanda in Sweden, a bit outside of Copenhagen, and they made the trip into the city to hang out with us! Here’s the reunion:

Travis at Copenhagen

Another pic of Travis and Tony

We made the trek from the station to our hotel, which is… interesting.

Called the Cabinn Scandanavia, the rooms are like Cabins… on a cruise ship. So our room looked like a 3-level cruise ship Cabin, and I hated it. Take a look:

Cabinn Scandanavia 1

Cabinn Scandanavia 2

The toilet is in the shower. There are three levels of beds. So we dropped our shit off, and got up out of there!

Travis, Amanda, Tony and I ran around in Copenhagen for the afternoon. We stopped for a drink in the harbor (Nyhavn) and watched the characters enjoy their ice cream and beers and whatever else they wanted:

Drink in the Harbor

Amanda also introduced us to a Belgian waffle with ice cream on top. Tony’s favorite so far! Check it:

Waffle 1

Waffle 2

Did you know that you can drink anywhere you want in Copenhagen?

Plenty of cafes have “To-Go” beers and cocktails. Travis surprised us with some fruity cider from 7 Eleven, to enjoy while we roamed… here’s Tony (who is this guy?!) enjoying his blueberry cider while taking in the sites:

Street Drinking

After lots of walking and shopping, we went to Sushi n’ Sticks for dinner! Here we are at the bar:

pic of all at dinner

And here’s our awesome food:

pic of dinner

After dinner we walked Travis and Amanda halfway back to the train station. Then, realizing we didn’t have a map or GPS capability, we hugged goodbye and walked back to our cruise ship Cabin.

Nothing exciting is happening there!1

Walk to you soon, after a sleep and getting up out of the hotel room!

Lisa (and Tony)

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  1. Note From Tony: Except for a little BOM CHICKA BOM BOM, if you know what I mean.

  • linda

    Is that Gandalf on T’s laptop? 🙂 How lovely that you know someone there! Boy, that is some tiny room-claustrophobic seeming. mmm, Belgian waffles with ice cream…now I want some!

    • TonyGentilcore

      Indeed it is! Nice eye. When I was looking for Macbook decals on the internet my eyes immediately bugged out when I saw that one.