18/02/2015

travel: first impressions of copenhagen

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Æblet falder ikke langt fra stammen – The apple does not fall far from the tree

 

This week I’ve hopped over to Denmark to visit my sister who recently moved to Copenhagen. This is my first trip to any Scandinavian country – we’re here for 2 and a half days, and I’ve had high hopes for a long time! We arrived Monday night and had a Danish feast in our Air BnB (a definite go-to if you are thinking of visiting as hotel accomodation is pretty expensive here). Yesterday, Tuesday, was our first full day exploring.

 

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You can see, there’s plenty to capture on camera in Copenhagen and we fitted a lot into our first day! We’re staying in Frederiksberg which is slightly out of the centre of the city, a young neighbourhood, on the 5th floor of an old apartment block. This of course gives awesome views over the incredibly flat city, which I’m sure looks much more appealing in the sun! We took a brisk walk heading central, towards Stroget, one of the main shopping streets, stopping for coffee and morning cake. After a browse of the shops, and many a photo opportunity, we hit Cafe Norden for a gorgeous (and huge) lunch. Hard to get a table but worth it!

 

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The afternoon took us towards Nyhavn, the area everyone thinks of when Copenhagen is mentioned – with its wide canal and coloured buildings.  After one too many photos, we walked back slowly to our place to put our feet up before heading out to Sokkelund for dinner. A simple menu and the perfect food to end a busy day!

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