Author Archives: Saint Expedite

About Saint Expedite

Retired early, then took a trip across the Pacific from Seattle by container ship. From China I stopped in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Holland, Denmark, England and Ireland before heading home to Puget Sound. This blog is an account of my travels. Write to me at

‘Cause everybody hates a tourist…

“She came from Greece, she had a thirst for knowledge / She studied sculpture at Saint Martins College / That’s where I caught her eye“

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Fulham vs. Blackpool at Craven Cottage

London has fourteen professional football clubs, five of which compete in the top level English Premier League. My older son suggested that I try to see a game while in London, and mentioned that Fulham was playing Blackpool at Craven … Continue reading

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København to London

I booked a sleeper on the Copenhagen to Cologne night train, transferring there to a Brussels train in the morning and, from there, to the high speed Eurostar train through the Chunnel to London. Before my evening departure I took … Continue reading

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Royal Reception Rooms and Louisiana

I have been getting around flat, compact Copenhagen on foot for the most part. I haven’t bothered learning the public transportation systems because most of what I have wanted to see is easily reachable on foot from the Vesterbro  area … Continue reading

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Danish Emigration

In an effort to understand the reasons that impelled my great grandfather Jens and roughly 400,000 other Danes to emigrate to America between 1880 and 1920, I read Danish Life in Town and Country by Jessie Brochner. The book was … Continue reading

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Researching Jens

According to the Danish Emigration Archives: Following a number of scandals in which unsuspecting emigrants were conned by Danish emigration agents, The Danish parliament passed more stringent regulations on May 1, 1868. According to the new law, The Copenhagen Chief … Continue reading

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