The last post ended in
with our having returned from visiting the Israel West Bank town of on November 4th which truly marked the end
of our long grand adventure we started back on August 3rd . The next
day began our long trek home; we were up a little after to get a shuttle to the Tel Aviv Airport, Israel’s
only international airport, where our flight for Ramallah left at 7. We’d been advised to be at the airport at
least 3 hours in advance in order to go through Israeli security. Luckily it
went far faster than our crossing the previous day. Istanbul
It almost felt like going ‘home’ again when we returned to
as we’d spent so much time there not so long ago!
After a quick layover, we were on our way to Istanbul where we had a full 24 hours to visit the lovely
capital of Copenhagen . Our hotel, City Nebo, was all of 75m from the
back door of the city train station which was just 3 stops from the airport –
how incredibly convenient since we had so little time. Denmark
Our first inkling of how popular bikes are in
The train station.
Scenes of downtown
We loved wandering down pedestrian only streets of
One of many people advertising local restaurants – the poor fellow looked so miserable standing in the cold.
The Royal Theater.
Unfortunately our only sight of one of the many canals in
I remember thinking how glorious it was seeing all the vibrant colors in
|Leaving the Palace area, we saw the Changing of the Guard.|
I don’t know whether it was a case of our not having seen hardly any leaves for several weeks but I’d swear that the leaves in
|Our goal was walking toward the famous Mermaid Sculpture so on we trudged.|
Another beautiful church, at least from the outside, this one is
How absolutely bucolic. Again, just wonderful seeing for the first time this year signs of autumn and the changing colors. I almost felt like we'd been transported back to my native Canada.
At last, the Mermaid – it’s pretty far out of the way and, as you can see, also very small and but was well worth our trek.
We’d hoped to be able see the inside of the
The first of the season’s Christmas lights – yeah!
I felt like a small child seeing store windows decorated so beautifully decorated for the holidays.
No way to ever forget that
After grabbing a bite to eat by the station, we returned to the hotel and collapsed for the night. In the morning, we munched (munched on is far politer than saying scarfing!) on mouth watering croissants from a local bakery, before heading out to see some more of the city before we had to fly out at 1 on the next leg of our trip home.
The station from our hotel door – can’t ever get a more convenient location than this one.
Bike riders waiting patiently for the light to change.
Another beautiful church, the Cathedral
Certainly no excuse to litter in
The aptly named
Because we had so little time left, we only had a few minutes to enjoy the huge King’s Gardens.
A bench much like we’re all accustomed to, wouldn’t you say, Polish girl, unlike some we saw that masqueraded as benches?!
Seeing these British Mason and Pearson hair brushed brought back memories from my childhood when my Mum, who grew up in
‘God’ used in another context.
En route to
where we got a connecting nonstop flight to Reykjavik, Iceland . Thought you might be interested in reading these 'Most Amazing Things about Iceland.' On last year's trip around the world which we began in Iceland, we spent about 5 wonderful days discovering the southern part of the island nation. Denver
local time and flew into Iceland ’s
airport, 7 plus hours later, at !
How great being back on home turf again after being out of the country for a
full 97 days. Denver
I hope to write one more post to summarize our great adventure but til then thanks to all of you for taking the time to slog through our posts and be our armchair traveling companions. I’ve loved writing the blog knowing thee were so many of you who enjoyed waking up each day wondering where we’d been, whom we’d been lucky enough to meet and what we’d seen since my last entry.
With thanks and love to each of you, Annie and Steven.