Tivoli Gardens

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 Tivoli Garden @tivolicphis the world’s most-visited seasonal theme park
Tivoli has been thrilling visitors since it opened its gates in 1843. It’s the second-oldest theme park in the world and the world’s most-visited seasonal theme park. Its delightful mix of rides, attractions, performances and culture make it a treat for adults and children alike. ( VisitDenmark.com ) #tivoligardens#Copenhagen #h2hssexplorer2017#H2HCopenhagenTivoli (10) Nimb Hotel inside Tivoli Garden @tivolicph – we were supposed to stay here but it was full.  Tivoli (12) Tivoli (11) Nimb Hotel inside Tivoli Garden @tivolicph – we were supposed to stay here ? but it was full. There are several nice restaurants as well inside #NimbHotel#tivoligarden#Copenhagen#h2hssexplorer2017#H2HCopenhagen
Tivoli (8) Tivoli (9)  We didn’t know we had to pay to go inside this restaurant inside Tivoli Garden @tivolicph :-)  But it was nice to go inside to see the place. We ate in Groften which was Danish  #tivoligardens#Goften #h2hssexplorer2017 #Copenhagen#H2HCopenhagenTivoli (13) Tivoli (15) Tivoli (14)We actually enjoyed the food – especially the curry meatballs with rice which was a kiddie meal! haha :-)   Tivoli (16)   Schnitzel of courseTivoli (6)Grøften’s plaice Served with capers, lingonberries, parsley, butter sauce and potatoesTivoli (5)  Seaboiled shrimpsTivoli (2)  Mixed saladTivoli (3)Tivoli (17)  Fried BrieTivoli (7)  Potato soup Served with crisp bacon and croûton – YUM!Tivoli (4)  Fish and ChipsTivoli (18)Tivoli (19)  Aquarium in the restroomTivoli (1)

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Tivoli Gardens amusement park in central Copenhagen offers rides, games, musicals, ballet, and major concerts.

Tivoli Gardens amusement park in central Copenhagen offers rides, games, musicals, ballet, and major concerts.

Christiania

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 Interesting place – a must visit in Copenhagen.

Freetown Christiania is a green and car-free neighbourhood in Copenhagen, best known for its autonomous inhabitants’ different way of life. It was established in 1971 by a group of hippies who occupied some abandoned military barracks on the site and developed their own set of society rules, completely independent of the Danish government.
Christiania existed under special conditions for 40 years with constant conflicts and clashes between the local Christianites and the Danish state. After many years of uncertainty about the future of Christiania, an agreement was entered in 2011, which meant that on 1 July 2012, a foundation, the Foundation Freetown Christiania, was founded. The foundation now owns the entire part of Christiania located outside the protected ramparts and leases buildings and land on the ramparts, which are still owned by the state. Part of the money is raised by selling the symbolic Christiania shares.
Freetown Christiania is a mix of homemade houses, workshops, art galleries, music venues, cheap and organic eateries, and beautiful nature. It is still a society within a society, for an example you cannot buy a house in Christiania. You have to apply for it, and if successful, it is given to you. The area is open to the public – even with guided tours, run by the local Christianites.
For your own safety, visitors are advised not to film nor photograph in Christiania, especially not in the area in and around Pusher Street, mainly due to the hash dealing, which is illegal in Denmark. At the entrance you will find signs indicating ‘do’s and don’ts’ in the area. We advice you to take them seriously and follow them for your own safety. ( VisitCopenhagen.com) #H2HSSExplorer2017 #H2HCopenhagenChristiania (1)  You’re not allowed to take photos in Christiania so I only took the walls haha!! The town is bordered by walls with art and you will see many more walls and buildings inside with colorful art #H2HArt#H2HSSExplorer2017 #H2HCopenhagenChristiania (4) Christiania (3) Christiania (5) Christiania (6) Christiania (2)

Papiroen

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 The initiators of Copenhagen Street Food are the entrepreneurs Jesper Møller (Toldboden and Restaurant Julian at National Museum of Denmark) and Dan Husted (Paté Paté and Biebedum)
Copenhagen Street Food is run by ‘The Association Copenhagen Street Food – for conservation of The Original Red Danish Dairy Breed’ and Thorshøjgaard.
39 food stalls, food trucks, containers and bars.
200 people work on the Paper Island on daily basis.
Parking space for 180 vehicles.
The Paper Island is located near Nyhavn and Christianshavn which are connected by the footbridge Inderhavnsbroen.
There is sun on the Paper Island from 11 am to sunset.
View to the Opera house, the Royal Playhouse and the harbour of Copenhagen.
Neighbours: Designer Henrik Vibskov, COBE, Carlberg/Christensen, Papirgalleriet, Galleri + design Hilfiger and Calvin Klein and the exhibition hall for modern art installations Copenhagen Contemporary
COBE is head for the new masterplan for the Paper Island. (Website) #Papiroen#copenhagenstreetfood #Copenhagen#H2HSSExplorer2017 #H2HCopenhagenPapiroen (1) Papiroen (2) Papiroen (3)  Before getting to Papiroen you will pass by this art installation.

What is your greatest wish? Share your dreams and participate in the artist Yoko Ono’s installation Wish Tree Garden. The installation has been created specifically for Copenhagen Contemporary and will be a permanent feature of the harbour area in front of the halls until December 2017.

Since 1996, Yoko Ono has been creating the artwork Wish Tree, which consists of one or more trees installed all around the world. The work is site-specific; that is, each tree species is chosen for its importance to the location, and when possible, is indigenous to the place and its climate, in collaboration with Ono. On a slip of paper, a so-called ‘wish tag’, anyone can write a wish and hang it on the branches of the trees. In Wish Tree Garden at Papirøen, trees from the Danish and Asian landscape grow on the Copenhagen quayside. Lilac, Reed Gråsten apple, Cornelian cherry dogwood, magnolia and tibetan cherry tree all create the impression of a garden you can walk in and see blossoming, changing colour and losing the leaves in the course of the changing seasons. The slips of paper on the branches of the trees flutter in the wind, and all the individual wishes give the garden a poetic dimension.

All the wishes are regularly collected and when the exhibition ends they will be sent to Yoko Ono. Eventually, wishes from all over the world will be gathered together in Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower on the island of Viðey in Kollafjörður Bay, Iceland: an art installation that consists of a tall column of light dedicated to Ono’s late husband, John Lennon. The wishes from CC will join millions of others that have already been collected since 1996 from other places in the world, and will be placed at the Peace Tower. ( CPHO.org) #YokoOno #WishTreeGarden#copenhagenstreetfood #Papiroen#H2HArt #H2HCopenhagenPapiroen (13) Papiroen (14) Papiroen (4)Papiroen (5)Papiroen (15)Papiroen (6) Papiroen (8) Papiroen (7) Papiroen (10) Papiroen (11) Papiroen (12) Papiroen (17) Papiroen (16) Papiroen (18) Papiroen (19) Papiroen (20) Papiroen (23) Papiroen (22) Papiroen (26) Papiroen (24) Papiroen (27) Papiroen (31) Papiroen (21) Papiroen (25) Papiroen (30) Papiroen (29) Papiroen (9) Papiroen (28)

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Copenhagen Street Food

Nyhavn

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I see this is many photos of friends who visit Copenhagen so I made sure we went here :-)   Nyhavn (4)Nyhavn was originally a busy commercial port where ships from all over the world would dock. The area was packed with sailors, ladies of pleasure, pubs and alehouses.

Today the beautiful old houses have been renovated and classy restaurants dominate the old port. Nyhavn is filled with people enjoying the relaxed atmosphere by the canal, jazz music and great food.
No. 9, Nyhavn, is the oldest house in the area dating back to 1681. The design of the house has not been altered since that time.
Many of the houses lining the quays of Nyhavn have been the homes of prominent artists.

Hans Christian Andersen’s Nyhavn

The famous Danish fairytale writer, Hans Christian Andersen, used to live in no. 20. This is where he wrote the fairy-tales ‘The Tinderbox’, ‘Little Claus and Big Claus’, and ‘The Princess and the Pea’. He also lived twenty years in no. 67 and two years in no. 18.
Christmas by the canal
During Christmas, Nyhavn sets the perfectly Christmas-lit setting for your holiday in Copenhagen. The cafés and restaurants offer Danish Christmas delicacies and the annual Christmas market fills the cobbled street with decorated stalls. A classic Christmas experience. ( VisitCopenhagen.com ) #H2HSSExplorer2017 #H2HCopenhagenNyhavn (2) Nyhavn (1) Nyhavn (3) Nyhavn (6) Nyhavn (7)

On one side is this building which is the Kunsthal Charlottenborg which is an Art space.  There is a new installation which is til October 2017.

 AI WEIWEI: SOLEIL LEVANT
Installation on the facade towards Nyhavn
20 jun – 1 oct 2017
The opening of Ai Weiwei’s (b. 1957 in Beijing, China) new installation, produced specifically for Kunsthal Charlottenborg @kunsthalcharlottenborg and Copenhagen, will take place on United Nations International Refugee Day (June 20 2017). Named Soleil Levant, the installation barricades the windows of Kunsthal Charlottenborg with more than 3500 salvaged life jackets collected from refugees arriving at the Greek Island of Lesbos.

Focus on the humanitarian crisis
With this installation, Ai Weiwei hopes to bring focus to the refugee crisis currently taking place across Europe. According to UNHCR, 1,377,349 individuals arrived in Europe via sea in 2015 and 2016. In the same period, over 8000 individuals have died or disappeared attempting this journey. It is the wide-spread humanitarian crisis, which Ai Weiwei aims to bring focus on.

The name of the work stems from Claude Monet’s painting Impression, Soleil Levant from 1872, which depicts the harbour in Le Havre at the end of the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian war. Whereas Monet’s landscape painting captures the political and social reality of its time with its cranes, steamboats and industrialisation, Ai Weiwei’s Soleil Levant draws attention to the political and social reality of today through refugee lifejackets.

World-renowned artist and activist
Ai Weiwei is one of the most respected living artists in the world today. His work – across sculpture, architecture, installations, music, photography and film – always challenge and encourage critical debate. He has previously exhibited at ARoS, Louisiana and Arken in Denmark, where his works are also part of the museums’ permanent collections.

In 2011, Ai Weiwei was detained in China for 81 days without charges and had his passport confiscated. He did not get his passport back from the government until 2015. Since relocating to Berlin following the return of his passport, many of the artist’s latest works focus on the refugee crisis of present-day Europe. ( Kunsthal Charlottenborg website ) #H2HSSExplorer2017#kunsthalcharlottenborg #aiweiwei#H2HSSExplorer2017 #H2HArt#H2HCopenhagenNyhavn (5)

Puk

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We ate dinner in a typical Danish restaurant recommended by the concierge and walking distance from the hotelPuk (2) Puk (3)Puk (4) PUK´s Krone herring fillet stirred with sour cream, Krone Aquavit and dillPuk (11) Deep fried camembert served with blackcurrant jamPuk (6)Puk (5)  Puk (8)  Slices of roasted porkPuk (9) Puk (10)  Breaded veal cutletPuk (7)Old-fashioned appelpie with macaroons and whipped cream
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Restaurant PUK is a historic restaurant (1750) in the old Copenhagen serving quality Danish food and Danish Smorrebrod - open sandwiches - delicious!

Restaurant PUK is a historic restaurant (1750) in the old Copenhagen serving quality Danish food and Danish Smorrebrod – open sandwiches – delicious!

Qatar Airways

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 So far among all the airlines I’ve tried, Qatar Airways @qatarairways is the best!
1. Excellent service from staff
2. Best selection for entertainment – 95 movies to choose from Qatar Airways (5)
3. Best dining. – Dine anytime you like, in any order and order anything in the menu – Qatar Airways (3)They have a wide selection of drinks – mocktails, and hot chocolate not found in other airlines, asst of teas and more – Qatar Airways (4)good food ofcourse Qatar Airways (6)Qatar Airways (12)Qatar Airways (11)Qatar Airways (2)
4. Sensor flush button Qatar Airways (10)5. Wet wipes in the toilet
6. Foot stool in the toiletQatar Airways (9)7. Many compartments in your seat to store things
8. The best airport lounge ( Doha)
9. Godiva ?? chocolates ? Qatar Airways (7)Posting this in the air since there’s free 15 mins wifi ? Truly the best ??
#QatarAirways #h2htraveltips

I forgot to add in my instagram post!  
They have the best eye mask in their kit :-)  
Qatar Airways (1)At the Doha airport look for the bear :-)

‘Untitled Lamp Bear’ by Swiss artist Urs Fischer

Lamp Bear by Swiss artist Urs Fischer takes centre stage in the grand foyer leading to HIA’s world-class duty-free hall. It is a 23-foot canary yellow teddy bear sculpted from bronze, that sits peacefully inside a lamp. It’s a playful piece that humanises the space around it and reminds travellers of childhood or precious objects from home.

In Lamp Bear, Swiss artist Urs Fischer combines memory with scale, creating simultaneously a monument and a vision. Scale defines our experience with art and particularly with sculpture. Scale doesn’t necessarily mean smaller or bigger. It means placing the viewer in a different relation to the reality he or she is familiar with. Memory is not just the past but a way to reimagine our lives.

Lamp Bear welcoms guests at Doha’s airport and celebrates the idea of travel, just as the artist celebrates travelling back in time to the symbols of childhood – a place we have all been to and where, once in a while, we like to go back.

The yellow bear and its lamp are both playful and impressive: The coming of age of a simple toy into a full grown art work. (https://dohahamadairport.com/relax/art-exhibitions/lamp-bear ) #hamadinternationalairport#Doha#H2HSSExplorer2017#H2HArt
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Theater for Young Audiences stages Beauty and the Beast

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Premier theater company REP is bringing audiences of all ages the chance to catch a retelling of timeless fairytale Beauty and the Beast from August 12 to December 14 at Onstage, Greenbelt 1. 

REP’s staging of Beauty and the Beast is this year’s production of the REP Theater for Young Audiences, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Cara BarredoAlana VincenteJill Ita-as, and Maya Encila are set to play Beauty, while Arnel CarrionJos JalbuenaHans Eckstein , and George Schultz will be portraying the Beast.Theater for Young Audiences stages Beauty and the Beast (2)Follow the enthralling tale of a loving father who wanders into an enchanted garden as he takes shelter from a storm. Having promised Beauty, the youngest of his three daughters, that he would bring her home a rose, he decides to pick one, unknowingly angering the Beast who owns the garden. As punishment, the Beast demands that Beauty live with him in his castle in exchange for her father’s freedom. Little does Beauty know that her captor is under a spell that can only be broken by true love.

Don’t miss this spellbinding show directed by REP’s Artistic Director and founder of REP Theater for Young Audiences Joy Virata, with book written by Peter de Valle and John Ahearn, music by Michael Valenti, and lyrics by Elsa Rael.

Premier theater company REP is bringing audiences of all ages the chance to catch a retelling of timeless fairytale Beauty and the Beast from August 12 to December 14at Onstage, Greenbelt 1.Theater for Young Audiences stages Beauty and the Beast (1)Seats are sure to go fast, so book yours right away! Purchase your tickets by calling REP at 843 3570 or Ticketworld at 891 9999, or log on to www.ticketworld.com.ph.

For updates and show schedules, log on to www.repertoryphilippines.ph, like and follow repertoryphilippines on Facebook and Instagram, and follow @repphils on Twitter. 

A Talk on Mindfulness

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 Being in good health means having BALANCE in your life according to renowned Psychiatrist Honey Carandang :-) We have to be mindful. A nice talk this morning in the village clubhouse. A Talk on Mindfulness (3)A Talk on Mindfulness (4)A Talk on Mindfulness (5) A Talk on Mindfulness (6) A Talk on Mindfulness (7) A Talk on Mindfulness (8) A Talk on Mindfulness (9) A Talk on Mindfulness (10) A Talk on Mindfulness (11) A Talk on Mindfulness (12) A Talk on Mindfulness (13) A Talk on Mindfulness (14) A Talk on Mindfulness (15) A Talk on Mindfulness (16) A Talk on Mindfulness (17) A Talk on Mindfulness (18) A Talk on Mindfulness (20) A Talk on Mindfulness (21) A Talk on Mindfulness (22) A Talk on Mindfulness (23) A Talk on Mindfulness (24) A Talk on Mindfulness (25) A Talk on Mindfulness (26) A Talk on Mindfulness (27) A Talk on Mindfulness (28) A Talk on Mindfulness (29) A Talk on Mindfulness (30)Thank you Anna Padilla of Barangay Forbes for organizing ?? #HoneyCarandang #H2HHealth#H2HQuotes #H2HWellnessA Talk on Mindfulness (2) So happy to see Tita Marily Ledesma @kat1nca at the Mindfulness talk this morning. She’s a health conscious person that’s why she looks so young and happy all the time – she attends Zumba classes, attends wellness talks :-) and drinks Izumio @naturallyplusph like me :-) #H2HHealth#h2hpeople #h2hizumioA Talk on Mindfulness (1)

Harvest Circle

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Back to regular programming haha! back to bacon  #h2hbacon #H2HPork But this is healthy bacon  – all natural, organic and its local

We heard about this from our friend Mart @samdyen so the hubby ordered and they delivered. Harvest Circle (3)

  I tried 1 slice :-)  So yummy ! A whole slab for P 890.00 They have many other deli products. We also tried their new Premium Smoked Beef Bacon Cheese sausage. Both passed strict standards of hubby :-)  from @harvestcircle Patiently smoked to perfection,this bacon comes 1 to 1.5 kilograms slabs.ready to slice thick ,thin or in-between,just the way you like it.
Weight:1 to 1.5 kilograms (depending on meat thickness)
Shelf life:6months (frozen)No harmful preservatives (nitrates/nitrites)or MSG Contact +63 917 815 1165 #harvestcircleHarvest Circle (2)Harvest Circle (1)

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