Spring in London

To celebrate Louis’s 30th birthday, we flew to London and Paris for a 10 day vacation. We flew the budget Scandinavian airline because it was a direct flight in their new Boeing 787, Dreamliner, The flight to London was as pleasant as one can expect on economy class, food was purchase only and the economy seats had very limited amount of sitting room. Thankfully, the flight was direct from LAX and it was a straight shot to London. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Copenhagen Denmark, Part II

Home to several Michelin Stars restaurants, we were looking for some fine dining without breaking the bank. Our bike tour guide Mike recommended Restaurant No 2. for lunch. Located right next to the harbor, within a commercial/office park, the restaurant share the same owners as the more well known Michelin Star restaurant AOC. Due to off season, getting a last minute lunch reservation at the restaurant was a breeze. At $80 per person, each of us had a three course lunch meal paired with a tasty bottle of wine. Not too shabby for fine dining in such an expensive city. Reservations for Restaurant No 2. can be made directly on their webpage at the following link: http://www.nummer2.dk/

On to the meal. Louis and I selected a Danish version of fish and chips for our first course while Chris opted for the Arctic Char.

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The three of us choose the same main course, Danish beef tenderloin with salt baked beetroot, parsley and smoked marrow. It was my first time eating beetroot, while I’m not usually a big beet fan, the beetroot tasted amazing!

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Finally, we all choose the hazelnut with caramel, malt and chocolate for dessert. I was the most impressed with this course- mainly because I have a weakness for chocolate. The ice cream was so creamy and fluffy paired perfect amount of sweetness and bitterness that came from the dark chocolate.

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With our bellies full, we decided to walk off the food by taking a tour of the Christianborg Slot. The entrance fee for Christianborg Slot is 80 krones which is roughly about $13.50. We made it just in time for the 3PM daily tour. Flushed and suffering from food coma, the boys could barely keep their eyes open.

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Next stop was Tivoli, one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. We wanted to go to Tivoli at night to check out the christmas lights. Bare in mind, this is no Disney Land or Six Flags, the roller coaster rides are fairly tame and geared towards younger children. By the time we arrived inside Tivoli it was night time and the bright Christmas lights that lit up the entire park was quite impressive.

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Glogg, also known as mulled wine with spices and nuts is a good drink to keep warm during the cold winter nights.

Thanksgiving in Copenhagen, Denmark

Every year for Thanksgiving, Louis and I try to take advantage of the four-day break and make a week-long vacation out of it. Holding true to the tradition, this year we went to Copenhagen, Denmark. We bought the plane tickets way back in April and had plenty of second thoughts while waiting for the trip to arrive. We worried about the cold Scandinavian weather and the short amount of day light at the end of November (~8 hours) but in the end, we were so glad we went!

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