Travel Story: Food Tates better when it comes from other places

This is my last post from Denmark. Heading back to the US tomorrow

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Food tastes better when it comes from other places

Back in the USA, There is a type pastry that are very good to have for breakfast.  We call them Danish Pastries.

Danish pastry, or simply Danish, is a sweet pastry which has become a specialty of Denmark and the neighboring Scandinavian countries and is popular throughout the  world

I have been in Denmark 4 days and I haven’t sent even one thing that I would consider to be a Danish.  Why do we eat these things called “Danish”.  They are yummy.  But I don’t get why the people in Denmark don’t seem to eat them for breakfast.  Why do we call them Danish in the US?

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Is this a marketing concept?.  For example The Texas Road House was founded in Indiana. Up in Canada the most well know Pizza place is Boston Pizza.  Well here in the US, Chicago and New York have reputations for good Pizza.  Boston is home of the Beans, Lobsters, Fish, Claims, but not pizza.  I went to a Boston Pizza in Quebec City Canada, a few months ago and the pizza really was awful.
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I looked up Boston Pizza on Wikipedia and found there is a US version of Boston Pizza.
It is called” Boston’s the Gourmet Pizza” the US chain is based and founded in Dallas Texas.

Of course it is.

Warning for People Selling guns via Armslist or Gunbroker

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I sell a gun on Armslist.com or Gunbroker.com every now and then.  I actually tend to buy more via those websites then sell guns.

I currently have a AK on armslist. It has been up there for a month or two.  I set a high price on it because I just don’t want to sell it that much. I am still in Denmark, but I am getting my email, I get a email yesterday from a guy in Long Island NY.  He is willing to pay the high asking price and wants me to ship it to his Long Island NY FFL.

But wait, AK’s are not allowed in NY State since Governor ButtFace Cuomo rammed the NY Safe act through the NY State legislature.

I talk to a few other people who have been selling guns, and they got a similar email.  So this is either New York law enforcement, or some of Mayor Assface Bloomberg’s people, trying to trick out of state sellers into shipping guns into NY State. And they have a FFL in Long Island that is helping them.  You really have to be careful these days.  I personally am only willing to sell to people face to face if they have a State Carry Permit and driver’s license or we go through a local FFL.

Travel Story: Denmark Part 2

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I am not sure what is happening in this picture

Strange Happenings in Denmark

Next to my hotel and the soccer stadium is a soccer shop. Now I am guessing the player on the left side is a legendary
player every looks up to. And the new guy on the right, probably made a bunch of mistakes that cost his team to lose, so they took his legs away from him.

So it turns out cars are very expensive here because the government imposes a tax that is sometimes 2.5 times the price of the car, because they want people to ride bikes instead.  There is no danish car company or Danish autoworkers to complain.  Remember Denmark is mostly known for pastries. I am told that a $22,000 Mini Cooper would probably cost over $100,000 after taxes.  That seems insane.  I hope Obama never goes to Denmark, we don’t need him thinking up new ways as he continues to destroy the US economy with Green legislation that will kill any rebound in the economy.   And by the way, it is really cold here.  Around 10-15 degrees colder then normal.  Forget Global Warming, it’s time to change to Global Cooling.

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statue in front of the soccer stadium/hotel

No, I have no idea what the hell that thing is.  It is outside the Hotel I am staying in.

Debit Cards in Europe.
If you come to Europe, bring cash because you US ATM/Check, Debit Card will not work in most if not all stores in Europe.

And if you do come, bring plenty of underwear, because if you go to a local store to buy some, you will nearly faint when you pay 600 Danish Kroners ( approx $85) to buy a 3 pairs  and they are strange underwear.  Just take my word for it.

Travel Story: ICELAND ROCKS AND DENMARK ROLLS?

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Tourism Sign inside the Reykjavik Airport

Recently this blog has had a lot of posts about guns and politics.  I am in Denmark this week, so, we will have some travel stories as well.

Rather then Complaining about something, I am reporting on my trip to Denmark with a layover  at the Iceland Airport.

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ICELANDAIR turned to be a pretty decent airline.  AC power at every seat. Touchscreen entertainment systems with USB ports to power your devices were also at every seat.  I would have loved to get out the Air Port in Reykjavik Iceland to explore Iceland, but it was not to be this time.

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sunrise at the airport in Iceland

I arrived at 6am to see sunrise at the Reykjavik  airport.  Iceland is 4 hours ahead of Boston time where I left the US.

After hanging around and looking in the shops for two hours, it was on to Denmark where i arrived at 1pm local , which is 6 hours ahead of Boston time.

I don’t usually exchange money when I travel overseas, I found the cheapest, easiest way to get local cash is through a ATM.  Usually any bank fees are lower then the Money Exchangers in airports, plus you get a better exchange.  Always have an idea of the exchange rate though.
I really had no idea of how much money, I was getting out of the ATM in Danish Kroners.
I ended up taking 600 Kroner, which I later found out was $120  US dollars.  Not knowing the exchange rate, could lead one to accidentally empty their bank account back home, if you take out way to much due to Exchange Rate confusion.  I have been here one day now, and I have not spent any cash.  I might end up spending the $600 DK I have on shopping at the airport on the way home.

Driving is on the right hand side of the Road, just like back at home, so driving here is less of an adventure then the UK.(Where they drive on the wrong side of the road).  Following the GPS, I got to the training center by 2:30 and spent a few hours setting up the class.

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The local hosts, booked my hotel and I am staying at the Farum Point Sports and Conference Center.  Which basically is a huge Soccer, Event Stadium and home of one of the Denmark Soccer teams..  Here is the view outside my room window, and a view from inside the stadium.
This place is pretty dead on a Monday night.  I am sure this place will be jammed pack when there is a game.

I ate dinner at the cafe instead the hotel last night. The food was strange but good.

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Steak Kabobs, Break really big hot dogs.  Ribs, and Pork. I lived the food much better then when I was in the Netherlands two years ago.  The giant picture of the Girl in Blue covering one of the walls in the Cage was a little strange in the decor department,It is like she is staring at you as you eat.  Tomorrow I have to teach a class, and I might get to see a little more of Denmark tomorrow night.