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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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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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Brewery Tour

The sun was out on my last day in Amsterdam and Amsterdammers seized full advantage, filling the outside tables at neighborhood cafes for Sunday brunch. I had time to kill before my train at 6:40 pm. Although it no longer … Continue reading

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Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum is an unimpressive building with a very impressive collection of his work.  The Times notes that when built in 1973, it was expected to attract 60,000 visitors per year. By 1997 it was drawing a million … Continue reading

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Hampsterdam

The Thalys high speed train from Paris to Amsterdam was a quick and comfortable 3 1/2 hours. I bought a second class ticket and it was just fine, very smooth and astonishingly fast. I sat across from an Indian couple … Continue reading

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