Kroner vs Kronor

One of the reasons that we are in Malmo is that is is connected, via a very long bridge, to Denmark. This morning we went from Malmo (Sweden) to Copenhagen(Denmark). The English associate foreign travel with passports and people at border crossings looking suspiciously at you as you move from one nation into another. In this case it was rather different. We just got on a train in Sweden and got out in Denmark. No passports, no nothing.

I'm writing this against the backdrop of the Scottish Independence vote and it is pleasing to find that in some parts of the world it is possible to go abroad without any fuss. In the event that the Scots decide to go it alone (which would be a horrible outcome in my opinion) then at least we have an example of how it should be possible to go there without too much hassle. 

Working with the money is a pain though. One country uses Kroner and the other uses Kronor. They differ in value by about 20% or so and I keep producing the wrong notes to pay for things. I'm trying to think of an easy way of remembering which is which. I tried "Sweden has an e in it, and so does Kroner" but unfortunately Denmark has an e in it too, which doesn't help. The best one I've found so far is that money from Sweden has people on it, whereas notes from Denmark don't. And Danish money has "Denmarken" or some such clue written on it.

We went to the Post and Telecommunications museum in Copenhagen and it was great. They had a really nice cafe right at the top with amazing views. And the whole thing was free. 

Then we went to a design museum and finally made the trek to see the Little Mermaid.

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark and so it breaks my "Go for the small city" rule. It is nice enough, but a bit full for my liking. It reminds me a lot of Amsterdam.