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By Ben Kozel

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2002

Three males set out at the event of a life-time after they determined to raft down the Amazon from its resource excessive within the Andes to its mouth at the Atlantic coast of South the USA. the adventure from resource to sea had simply ever been accomplished through 3 humans ahead of them, them all assisted through first class education, cutting-edge gear and 6 determine budgets. Ben Kozel from Australia, Colin Angus from Canada and Scott Borthwick from South Africa–all of their mid-twenties–were trying the epic trip with fourteen thousand Australian cash among them, a few second-hand camping out equipment, a few weeks education in white water rafting and big dose of blind optimism.

Six months and 7,000 kilometres later, they arrived on the Atlantic Ocean, having survived the various planet's most threatening white water, wild storms, disgusting tropical ailments, numerous hundred species of venomous bugs and reptiles, let alone being pursued and shot at by means of guerrillas from Peru's murderous Shining course insurgent move and wrong by way of paramilitary police for drug smugglers.

Three males in a Raft is either a trip ebook and an event tale, laced with humour, chance and shiny description. Like a wierd hybrid of Survivor and Jerome ok. Jerome, Three males in a Raft is not going, endearing and enthralling.

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These days the square is undergoing extensive renovations, and a station for the new Metro line is being constructed adjacent to the Magasin department store (see page 91). Kongens Nytorv is Copenhagen’s largest square. It has no less than 12 streets radiating from it, as well as a Copenhagen also some fruit and vegetable stalls and other vendors, making a beguiling combination for this most cosmopolitan of streets. Just beyond Helligåndskirke, Strøget opens out yet again. Until the middle of the 19th century this open place – Amagertorv – was a market square where the farmers and peasants of Amager sold their products.

It goes without saying that Elephant beer is not in short supply in Copenhagen. But there is just one bar in the city that sells it in draft form, and then in a unique way. The bar, Musen & Elefanten (The Mouse & Elephant, see page 107), is a rather roughand-ready sort of place, and very easily overlooked even if you know where it is supposed to be. In spite of this difficulty, the bar has achieved a kind of cult status among Copenhageners, and few are eager to let visitors in on their secret. At the bar, a model of an elephant’s head is mounted on the wall, and the beer is drawn by pulling on a tusk; the golden, delicious and potent liquid flows through the trunk into your waiting glass.

By the doors are two large ornamental elephants; these appear to be Royal Architecture 41 Copenhagen supporting the huge organ, which dates from 1700 (it has been remodeled several times since). Elephant images also appear on the high central arch, which is decorated with the monogram of Christian V, together with the royal coat of arms and a chain of the Order of the Elephant. Look, also, for the choir screen guarded by six wooden angels; the ornate white marble font supported by four cherubs; and the altar, dating from 1732, which is replete with allegorical statues and Dresden-like figures playing in the clouds.

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