I had a three day weekend thanks to a company Wellness Day. My idea of wellness is riding a train for 24 hours, visiting a new city, and adding a country to my tally. When I plan trips I start with a goal. Is it to see something specific? Get away to relax? Learn about the region? This trip was about riding the train.
My travels within Europe in the 90’s began riding the train. We did not fly as the prices seemed to high. Thirty years later I am not sure if it is because I was broke or they were more expensive. I love the calm rhythm of a train, doing something enjoyable, and watching the world go by. That is all I did on the first day of my trip to Copenhagen, Denmark. For twelve hours.
Hans Christian Anderson came to Copenhagen at age 14 to audition for the ballet. He was very tall so did not get in. He returned to his hotel room and wrote the ugly duckling. This statue is from 1913 to commemorate his Little Mermaid story. Grateful for us Hans did not make the ballet.