Monday, 22 October 2012

Copenhagen, Denmark

The train ride to Denmark was pleasant and after travelling inter Europe by train, I don't know why you would opt to fly unless on a tight budget. It may cost a bit more and take longer but the journey is much smoother, the seats have more space, no lines, checking in or getting to the station 2 hours before departure and you get to see some lovely scenery and it is a great chance to have a nap, read a book, or make notes for your blog.

Bright and early on the train

When we first arrived in Copenhagen we stored our bags in lockers at the central train station as we knew our accommodation was a bit out of town and wanted to start looking around right away. Although my first impressions were this-is-just-another-European-city, once we got amongst and started exploring, I realized it had it's own vibe going on and is a really cool place.

Dude looks like he has a headache

We strolled the streets and stopped in at a corner liquor store to purchase some Weiss beers then sat alongside the canal and drank them watching the locals walk their dogs and the tourists on their boat tours.


Enjoying a delicious beer

Our accommodation was a fifteen minute train ride out of the city center. The place was owned by an old couple and I felt like we were staying at my grandparents! Sneaking in late trying not to wake anyone up.

It was a bit of a rush back into the city as the restaurants all closed at about half 9. We decided on a little old  wooden pub for dinner despite the annoying magician doing tricks for beers also dining there.

Had been waiting for this big wiener schnitzel since my ill fated trip to Salzburg earlier in the year with Jessica where all we ate was pretzels. It was far too big which please Dom as he got to help me out.

The meat came on a massive platter with a separate plate

Food envy

Tuesday we trained into town and fueled ourselves with cakes and coffees for breakfast, had a quick look around the shops and then went on the hunt for the free bikes located around the city for tourist and locals to use. It took a long time to actually find two working bikes.

Love eating whatever I want for breakfast on holiday!

Haven't seen these for sale in years! Ah the memories

We headed out to Cristiania, the part of town the hippies run, where not even the police bother to patrol anymore. The little town is quite large, I think of a Splore/Coromandel town mash up when I try to describe it, lots of art made from old bikes and metal etc, lots of colour, even a green light district for all your marijuana growing needs.

After leaving the colourful, weird but oddly wonderful Christiana we went in search of The Little Mermaid  a tourist attraction I didn't even know existed until we arrived. The Author of the story Hans Christian Anderson was born here in Copenhagen.

The Little Mermaid

Looks like a jigsaw puzzle I once had

Although Copenhagen is flat, the wind made the cycling a bit hard going, so by the time we got back to the city we were well in need of a beer stop. Whilst enjoying our delicious beer and watching the well dressed Danes, some kids tried to steal our bikes, they thought it was hilarious.

Time for a refuel, we gorged on fresh bread and cupcakes before exploring the Copenhagen Design Museum and discovered the Danes are really good designers, the rumours are true. Upon exiting, our bikes were well and truly stolen this time.


Must be time for another beer....

The meatpacking district sounded quite cool, we found a stylish restaurant where we over fed ourselves on 6.9% IPA's and anti pasti.

So delicious

A short sweet visit to Copenhagen, highly recommend visiting this place. Lot's to do and see, friendly culture, delicious food and beers, and again very well dressed humans!

We set the alarms ready for our early train ride to Hamburg.

1 comment:

  1. what an awesome trip !! especially love: Your tights, your breako, the good story bro hoodie and the jigsaw puzzle photo tttoootaallyy !!! what a lovely adventure xx speak soon I hpe