19/02/2015

travel: the little mermaid, copenhagen

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Day 2 in Copenhagen and the sun came out to play! Yesterday was a day of two halves – the morning was spent sightseeing. First we walked to the Rosenburg Castle, a 17th century palace to wander the decadent hallways and ogle the crown jewels. Surprisingly interesting and amazingly opulent, we also inadvertantly saw a Changing of the Guard aswell.

 

We then headed to the Langelinie Promenade to track down the famous Little Mermaid statue – a tribute to Hans Christian Andersen. It’s well known she’s quite underwhelming, and in the middle of nowhere in relation to the rest of the city, but it was interesting to head out of the centre. On the way we came across the unique orange houses you can see in the pictures which are old fashioned military housing, complete with World War 2 air raid shelters.

 

After our sightseeing, we hopped on the train back to Frederiksberg where we split with the boys (who headed to the brewery), and us girls mooched around the shops and stopped for a spot of afternoon tea. We hit the Danish equivalent of Boots, Tiger (which is even cheaper over here!) and a few clothes shops before indulging in a Danish pastry…but not as we know it! After reuniting at the apartment, and a quick round of Cards Against Humanity, we headed to Madklubben Vesterbro for dinner not far from where we’re staying. The best baked cod and a side of mashed potato followed by a Snickers dessert put me right in the mood for bed… I guess no one ever said city breaks were relaxing!

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