I had not really known a lot of Scandinavian history before, or at least I didn't really think I knew much. Denmark is an amazing country with history as rich as it gets. We just so happen to come during a cold spell, but the weather here is usually mild since it's surrounded by water (I assume). In the summer the days are long and stays light long past 10pm. Today we saw the royal palaces, the Little Mermaid, Hamlet's castle, the town hall, breweries, the sound, the canals and new harbor with all the colorful houses. We saw Hans Christian Anderson's house and took a pic in front of his statue (here). Monika has wanted to shop but the prices here are kind of crazy. The sweatshirt I had planned to purchase was cancelled when I found it cost nearly $80-- I didn't really like it that much (sorry Jessi). Monika and I ran in for coffee to get out of the rain durning some free time before dinner and I paid $20 for a latte and a hot chocolate, but it included free wifi, free toilet usage, warmth and comfy chairs-- that's worth at least $10 alone.
The California and Iowa groups are leaving at 3am. We were supposed to have another free morning in Copenhagen before leaving for Norway on a ferry at 5pm, but we asked to go to Sweden on a train instead. We are all very excited to add a 7th country officially on our list. We landed in Stockholm, Sweden, but hanging out in an airport doesn't really count as a country visit.