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Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:46 am

For the first time, we head across the Atlantic to pile on a European city, so here goes:

It's coppered roofs and imaginative spires depict the seat of a powerful empire. Alas, that was a thousand years ago. Today, while Denmark still has a queen, or something, her main duty is cutting the ribbon at IKEA openings.

Copenhagen, however, still retains much of that wealthy city feel. Especially when you're trying to buy a beer. At the equivalent of $8 in that funny currency with the hole in the middle that the Danes use, Danish beer is more expensive than prescription medication, and about as tasty.

As you wander the streets (Stroget, pronounced "Strghrghrg-gulp," and Kongens Nytorv, pronounced "Kglluuuhh"), you'll doubtless ponder the same question that visitors to this capital have been asking themselves for hundreds of years. "Why am I here?" is a common one, as is "What time does my flight leave?" Fortunately, the residents of Copenhagen are happy to answer that question, when not shivering too hard in the Scandinavian cold for their words to be understood.


Tivoli Gardens, the "Danish Disneyworld"

Another thing that Copenhagen is known for is its women. You know that popular characterization of Scandinavian women being beautiful and sexually free? They're talking about the Norwegians and the Swedes.


A Copenhag in traditional dress

Finally, the most damning indictment of Copenhagen (besides the consistently awful play of F.C. Kobenhavn) is that a guy like OYRJA can get a job there, proving that professional standards as well as personal standards are in the gutter. Hell, even their red light district is half-ass.

For your roasting pleasure: Copenhagen, Denmark. Feel free to pile on.
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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:48 am

Hmm...I spent a couple of days in Copenhagen a few weeks ago and kinda liked it, but then again I do live in the world's most spectacularly dull shit hole, Bradford, UK, so pretty much anywhere is good for me.

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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:50 am

Oh come on... my vacation in Copenhagen has been my best so far. I think it's a great city... I won't let you pile on it  Smile
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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:53 am

(notes Bradford for future "pile-on" threads)
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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:13 am

I thoroughly enjoyed Copenhagen the couple of times I was there - my first wife  tombstone  and I got married there. The hotel was awesome, Tivoli Gardens got a lot of my $$$, Madame Toussad's Wax Museum, the waterfront. Altogether an enjoyable trip - each time.  bigthumbsup 

Even went out to CPH just to watch airplanes for a bit . . .

Note to Self: Watch out - might be on LHMark's next Pile on List. Oughta be interesting to see how many can pile on ANC that have ever spent time here.
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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:17 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
Note to Self: Watch out - might be on LHMark's next Pile on List. Oughta be interesting to see how many can pile on ANC that have ever spent time here.

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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:18 am

Silly Wabbit, you don't need to actually KNOW anything about a city to talk sh*t about it... just a bunch of stereotypes and misconceptions will usually do.  Smile
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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:20 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
Oughta be interesting to see how many can pile on ANC that have ever spent time here.

I don't believe in forming opinions based on actual experience - I prefer to keep an 'open' ( oh , alright , 'blank') mind Big grin
 
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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:32 am

Quoting LHMARK (Thread starter):
(Stroget, pronounced "Strghrghrg-gulp," and Kongens Nytorv, pronounced "Kglluuuhh")

 rotfl  rotfl  rotfl 

Well done Big grin

I don't know if i like copenhagen... seeing that I'm dane, I probably should, but I've seen nicer cities... I'll let my boyfriend reply when he comes back from his ban in three days time Big grin
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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:39 am

Quoting LHMARK (Thread starter):
IKEA openings.

Well, you do know the difference between Sweden and Denmark, do you?

Anyway, I always liked Copenhagen, the only place in Denmark which is really large and really feeling international. Now if CPH wasn't that expensive...

Only problem is that people in Copenhagen cannot speak proper Danish, it always sounds so "irriterende", which real Danish people would call "træls".

Michael

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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:59 am

What's a pile-on-city?
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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:22 am

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 3):
(notes Bradford for future "pile-on" threads)

I'll probably start it before you get chance!

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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:29 am

My wife has an annoying friend who was deported from Copenhagen, so I would like to pile on Denmark on the whole for inflicting her on us again...  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:15 am

Quoting Jap (Reply 8):
I'll let my boyfriend reply when he comes back from his ban in three days time Big grin

What did they ban OYRJA for this time?
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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:01 am

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 13):
What did they ban OYRJA for this time?

OYRJA?! Try kaddyuk  rotfl 
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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:05 am

Has to be a Yank whingeing about another countries cities! Big grin

Probably couldn't cope with real beer, proper food and good looking, slim women.

If you can't understand it, it must be worth slagging off!  tongue 

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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:07 am

Well, maybe this side of Denmark will change your mind :

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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:11 am

I've never been to Copenhagen, but I can't imagine it being as bad as the trashy, classless dump I live in: Daytona Beach.
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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:53 am

Copenhagen is a great city! For starters it has those city bikes you can rent ... I loved it when I went there.

And oh yeah not to mention they now have an Australian princess ...  Smile
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RE: Pile On A City, Vol.4: Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:02 pm

Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 18):
And oh yeah not to mention they now have an Australian princess ...  Smile

CROWN princess, I might add Big grin And her son (with the Danish crown prince)  Wink
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