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A museum, microbrewery and Copenhagen birthday

One afternoon we went with my parents to the National Museum – another Rick Steves recommendation (and…added bonus – it was free!). The museum is enormous and we went with only two hours before closing, so we didn’t get to see everything. The museum is divided into three floors – the bottom is Danish prehistory (9000 BC to the middle ages), then the second floor is the middle ages to the Renaissance and the third floor is Renaissance to modern day. We decided to go through floors one and two. Warning to families considering taking their kids – floor one is pretty full of dead bodies! I mean it was really cool to see how well preserved they were (they had been sacrificed into peat bogs and preserved there) but I think if I were a kid it would have scared me a bit! There were also tons of skulls, skeletons with arrows in them that shows how they died in battle – it was pretty fascinating stuff. We saw a reconstructed Viking ship, all the Viking weapons and clothing – very cool! Una tarde fuimos con mis papas al Museo Nacional de Dinamarca – otra recomendacion de Rick Steves (y…como bonus…la entrada es gratis!). El museo es enorme y fuimos solo cuando quedaban dos horas para el cierre, asi que no lo pudimos ver todo. El museo esta dividido en 3 pisos – el primero es la prehistoria Danesa (9000 AC a la era medieval), luego el segundo piso desde el medioevo hasta el renacimiento y el tercer piso del renacimiento a la era moderna. Decidimos ver el primer y segundo piso. Advertencia par alas familias que piensan llevar a sus ninos – el primer piso esta lleno de cadaveres! En serio, fue genial ver lo bien preservados que estan (los cuerpos fueron sacrificados en un pantano y preservados ahi) pero creo que si yo fuera un nino me asustarian un poquito! Tambien habian un monton de calaveras, esqueletos incrustados con flechas que demuestran como murieron en batalla – era fascinante. Vimos un barco vikingo reconstruido, todas las armas y vestimentas vikingas – muy genial!

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I left my camera in the locker for the second floor tour but I kept my cell phone with me and got a couple shots of the reconstructed medieval living quarters, which were pretty damn awesome. They were the real furnishings from houses that families had donated to the museum for preservation – just incredible wood carvings and detail in all of the furniture. There were more weapons, this time swords and guns, canons etc. Very entertaining! Deje mi camara en el locker para hacer el tour del segundo piso, pero me quede con mi telefono y saque algunas fotos de las reconstrucciones de los cuartos medievales, que eran super interesantes. Tenian muebles originales de casas de familias que los han donado al museo para preservarlos – trabajos en madera increibles y muy detallados en cada mueble. Habian mas armas, esta ver espadas y pistolas, canones, rifles, etc. Muy entretenido!

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After the museum we sought out the number one place my dad had been wanting to visit the entire time we had been in Copenhagen: the Mikkeller microbrewery. It also happened to be Javier’s birthday (woo!! 28 years old!) and they bought him a birthday round. The brewery was hard to find but well worth it – the beer lineup was immense and they were all Mikkeller microbrews – delicious!! Some of them had very high alcohol content…and the one that I liked best was 9% alcohol content. I had two and a half…pretty nice! Mom and dad ordered one that was 10.9%, so we were all feeling great by the time we headed over to get sushi down the road. It was a great afternoon – and a fun birthday for Javier! Despues del museo buscamos el lugar numero uno que mi papa queria visitar durante todo el tiempo que estuvimos en Copenhague: la cerveceria Mikkeller. Tambien paso que era el cumpleanos numero 28 de Javier (yupi!!! 28 anos!) y mis papas le compraron una ronda para celebrar. La cerveceria fue dificil de encontrar pero valio la pena – la variedad de cervezas era inmensa y eran todas Mikkeller – deliciosas!! Algunas tenian un alto grado alcoholico…y la que a mi mas me gusto tenia 9 % alcohol. Me tome 2 y media…muy agradable! Mis papas pidieron una de 10.9%, asi que todos nos sentimos muy alegres cuando nos fuimos a comer sushi a un lugar en la misma calle. Fue una gran tarde – y un cumpleanos entretenido para Javier!

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mom and dad picking out their new apartment right next to the brewery

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