My trip started with 2-hour delay at Vancouver Airport due to a battery problem. This delay caused me to miss
my connection to Amsterdam at Chicago. United re-booked me to Amsterdam via London Heathrow. However I refused
to go through London Heathrow again based on my last terrible experience there. I then jumped on a flight to Paris,
and got a flight coupon, which would allow me to transfer from Paris to Amsterdam on Air France.
The Paris fight was quite comfortable. It arrived on time, and allowed me enough time to go through immigration, and
re-check-in at Air France. I received my boarding pass, went through security and proceeded to the gates without any
problem. By the time they were calling for boarding, I was there to lineup. Guess what? I was denied at the gate.
Why ? Because the flight coupon wasn't stamped. Feeling frustrated, I watched them close the gate without me onboard.
The agent from Air France was calling United, supposedly, for a telefax confirmation. After 35 minutes of wait, I just felt
this was going nowhere, unless I went to United Counter to get the "stupid" coupon stamped myself.
It took me another 15 minutes to get to the United Terminal via the shuttle bus. It only took me 1 minute to re-tell the story
and convince the United agent to stamp my coupon. So another 15 minutes to get back to the Air France Terminal, I re-checked in
one more time, through security one more time. And finally, I boarded the flight to Amsterdam. A total of 4 hours extra wait, it's all
because of a stupid "stamp".
Foggy in Vancouver the day that I left. Bad Luck!
The flight that I were being denied because of the unstamped coupon.
Walking through Paris de Gaull Terminal
From Terminal 2F ....
... to Terminal 1 ...
... back to Terminal 2F
.... all because of this mess ....
.... because of this "stupid" stamp" ....
I met up with the Gang at the Copenhagen Airport in the late evening. We went out for dinner
at a local pub, serving beer and burger. We then hit "Rosie & McGee's", a local pub that is very close to our
hotel - Grand Hotel. We stayed there till 3:30am.
We went to Malmo, Sweden on the second day. It was just a 30-minute train ride to cross Oresund, the channel that
seperates Denmark and Sweden. Malmo was a very neat city. We had lunch at a restaurant and we shopped around town.
We went back to Denmark by 6pm, and were determined to go out for the rest of the evening. We hit "the Australian Bar" in town,
which turned out to be a pool hall, to celebrate "the Australian Day". Afterwards, we had Chinese food at the Restaurant
Shanghai. We had our Danish Chinese fusion spring rolls. We moved on to the pub next to Vega. It was where a very interesting
Danish local kept asking us to join her to dance under the awfully distributing 1960s rock music.
We then go on to our highlight of this trip, clubbing at Vega, a 5-storey high lounge/club. We started on the top floor where
it played hip-hop and rock music. We danced for about 3 hours, and we went downstairs where they played Disco/Techno Alternative
in a very funky setup. We stayed till almost 4:00am.
Danish hotdog with small beer @ Copenhagen Airport - €4 Euros
See, who says Shopping is bad ?
The hungry crew patiently enjoying a beer and waiting for the main course.
TUBORG beer ....
This was what King James ordered.
Hanging out at Rosie and McGee's.
Getting our picture time then go dancing ...
Rosie and McGee's - probably the best beer in town - possibly the weirdest pub in copenhagen ...
3:30am, we're still at Rosie & McGee's (2.1 MB file).
The Danish "danish"es.
Awesome latte, ... and I liked the insulated cups.
Copenhagen Central Train Station.
Enroute to Malmo, Sweden, crossing Oresund.
We were entering Malmo
You can actually reserve these seats.
Ladies... let's go shopping.
What kind of trees are these? Anyone ?
Some Swedish architecture.
I will follow you .... (to go shopping)
follow you whever you may go ...
there isnt an ocean too deep ....
a mountain so high it can keep me away (going up the escalator at Zara)
Everywhere here is stone paved.
Hey, are you Goolum from LOTR?
I think it says "this bridge is built in 1938.
Relax Chris ! It isn't your final exam.
Right on the mark, 500ml, no more no less.
At the Jensen's restaurant, Malmo, Sweden
2007 Fashion Preview, different boots on both sides !
She freaked me out a few times.
Cambridge's Angels. Coming on stage, Jan 26, 2007 at Malmo Sweden.
See the flames ?
Jane's reading the paper. Was it Danish or Swedish ?
Were we back at Copenhagen yet ?
"Legalized" Porno magazine at 7-eleven.
Local grocery shops ... open late till 10pm
What is a Lowealpine Poster doing here with selling Cosmetics ?
Danish parked their bicycles and strollers outside the restaurants.
The Danish Royal Post.
Austr-a-lian Bar ....
There was quite a party coming up !
Belinda & Soraiya
What's that ? Snow!
So romantic ! It'snowing outside, and we're partying hard inside. (2.8 MB file).
After shots of Tequila ... let's dance.
Weren't they so cute ?.
Hit me baby one more time!
Alright, Vega Natklub.
IRA operative - the Irish ...
Local train (DSB) to Oresport.
Cycle on snow, not a problem here !
My signature shadow
A danish church
Kastellet - the star shaped fort.
Walking into Kastellet
Den lille Havfrue - the Mermaid...
Just a different shot of Den lille Havfrue.
I wanna be that kid ....
Geese on the half-frozen moat of the Fort.
... the morning glory ...
It's like in a fairy tale.
The barracks ....
The high ground off the moat creates the wall to protect the barracks.
St. Alban Church...
Another barrcks ... with different colour
... get closer ...
Firing the hole !! ..
St. Alban Church, viewed from the moat outside of Kantellet
The embassies area in Copenhagen
Nice patterned pavement
The unbelievable view at Nyhavn.
Look at how they hang their street lights ... in Danish way.
Call the CSI, we need to know what bikes were parked here before.
Who else is in my picture ?
This is the "Sydhavnen" sea channel.
This building is called "Den Sorte Diamant"
No. This one is not the mirror image .... (Shot from the other end of the building)
Check out the spiral staircase up ...
The freaky portrait of .... whatever
Are you ready to die ? (outside of a skateboard park)
The marketplace at Christianshavn
Can anyone tell me what this thing is for? Public Ash tray?
The "being Abandoned" feel in Christianshavn
His ass is on fire !
Leaving Christianshavn entering entering EU.
bye bye ....
Very interesting menu at C4 Restaurant, look at the name of the dishes.
Red pickled herring
with "real" ginger ale...
Shopping ? Again ?
Finally, the Danish National Flag.
Kobenhavns H Station
Look at these fallen heros ... outside at Kobenhavns H.
Kaempe hotdog from the Street Vendor Stand, Yummy.
We stayed in Grand Hotel, remember ?
Museum of Erotica, opened till 10pm that day.
Which is your favourite position ?
Old time pornography.
Condoms were priced at 1 for 1.50 Kr , 3 for 4.00 Kr
The Playboy room at Museum of Erotica.
Playmates ... who was your favourite ?
The first playboy playmate, ..., Marilyn Monroe.
There is a whole room to document Marilyn Monroe - the Sex symbol of the time.