Alameda Park overlooking USC Campus

Alameda Park overlooking USC Campus

Alameda Park, just west of the Cathedral, is a well-maintained public park that offers gorgeous views of Santiago. Be sure to walk through the park, about as far as you can to the wester edge. There you'll find a stunning vista of the USC -- that's University of Santiago de Compostela, not the other USC -- that's worth enjoying for several minutes, or an hour.

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Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

The rooms were small, but quite clean. The cleaning staff -- no, they don't clean the rooms every day -- were present most of the time, and did an excellent job keeping the common areas (shared bathrooms, for instance) quite clean, even with frequent use by people with, er... questionable hygienics. 

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Rundetaarn - Round Tower

Rundetaarn - Round Tower

The Rundentaarn, or Round Tower, is... well... a round tower. Visitor can walk up the corkscrewing paved path -- not steps -- for eight "turns" to get to the top. Once there, you're rewarded with some stunning views of Copenhagen from one of the highest vantage points. Of course, the day we were there, it was windy and cloudy. Welcome to Denmark.

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Botanical Gardens at the University of Copenhagen - Garden

Botanical Gardens at the University of Copenhagen - Garden

With everything freezing outside, we stepped into the fabulous Botanical Gardens. It was humid and warm inside -- just what we needed. The Gardens have two different levels so you can see down through the canopy level. This is a true research garden available for teaching and general information. It was absolutely beautiful inside. 

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Founders House - Coworking Space

Founders House - Coworking Space

Founders House treated us right! One quick outreach, and general manger Zenia invited us down to experience one of their demo nights! Founders House is in the middle of "Startup Village" a collection of places that have grown up around one another. They've a cool warehouse vibe with plenty of meeting rooms, private offices, and a general purpose area that's big and spacious. 

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