Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Day 1: Hilsen fra Kobenhavn

We got to Copenhagen just fine. None of us got much sleep on the plane, but we tried to make up for it on the bus. We visited the Danish Technical University in Riso and saw their wind turbine research facilities. We saw numerous historical buildings, found the shopping district, and went to a couple of bars.
We got to Copenhagen just fine. None of us got much sleep on the plane, but we tried to make up for it on the bus.

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We visited the Danish Technical University in Riso and saw their wind turbine research facilities. We then sat through a couple of lectures about their research, icing of wind turbine blades, and variable pitch blades.

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DTU Riso

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Wind Turbine Tour at DTU Riso

Then we checked into our Hostel in downtown Copenhagen. We made our beds, had couple of drinks, and then toured the downtown area. We saw numerous historical buildings, found the shopping district, and went to a couple of bars. We also got caught in the middle of a zombie pub-crawl just like in Minneapolis! Their were over 800 people in costume and make-up!

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View from our room

We met a few locals and learned a bit about the city. Some of us accidentally walked into the Red Light district and quickly found our way out of it. Tomorrow will be a few tours and more time exploring the city!

Note: Our internet is spotty, so I'm doing my best to upload pieces of the blog at a time. I know the pictures are very large. You can use the zoom feature in the lower right hand portion of your screen to zoom out.

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