After my trip to Greece, as with all places I travel to, I prefer the next destination to change the channel, and not be more of the same.
Copenhagen always does that well. The irony and my love of coming here is that it's still the only location I haven't talked with a local.
No, don't get me wrong I'm not the winner of the ugly American contest nor more than I would give money to the Republicans for the upcoming elections. Of course I have talked with people, but developing a real on-going bond with a Danish local, nope.
Now for most people, they would say this is a reason not to return, and in most cases I would agree. But maybe to reverse quote the theme to the old hit TV show cheers, 'maybe we all need a place where no one knows your name.'
This was the case when first in Amsterdam, but now I know half of the city. Most of my Amsterdam friends would tell you, I'm best known for being the weird American that reads his book at the bar. I wouldn't trade my intergration into Amsterdam for anything. To be accepted by another culture is one of the largest gifts you can be given in life.
But once in a while, you just want to disappear. For most people they can't understand this concept. Disappear isn't to blend, or to be outside. It's simply to be, to do what you want to do, without pressure of needing to be somewhere or talk to someone.
For me I have always enjoyed doing this with some books and doing some writing. It's a varation of my practice of meditation. I'm sure we all have our ways to un-wind and adjust the dial to something new.
Well speaking of that, I have a book calling me. Time to answer it. I will try later to give you my promised but yet to be delivered what I learned in Kos blog entry and also another entry in my personal blog, which I lately seem to be suffering writers block on. Until then may your funiture be sleek and curvy, as it's over and out from the Den-Mark.
Note: Read below for my final Kos photos, I added this late, so if you read the bloh earlier, and yes this means you Ronny, you can now go one entry back to find these photos.