Hello ! How is everyone? I’ve been a little absent round here of late, but for good reason. I’ve been on holiday in Copenhagen. Fancy taking a little tour around this wonderful city? Ok, then come with me…
As a first time visitor, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But, as a lover of Nordic noir, of Scandi style and the fact that the Danes often rank amongst the happiest people in the world, my expectations were rather high. I have to say, it didn’t disappoint.
We found Copenhagen to be a welcoming and friendly city, complete strangers willing to stop and give us directions (in impeccable English) and point out good places to eat. A city that’s easy to navigate with a clean and reliable metro system that took us from the airport to our hotel in about thirty minutes. A city designed for cyclists, who flow freely on bike (children in tow) around town from dawn till dusk. We found a city that loves flowers and houseplants (even the local supermarket was selling lavender) and that is embracing organic food. A city full of lovely green spaces (more to follow in a future blog post) with interesting shops, quirky cafes and restaurants, cobbled streets , beautiful architecture and walks along the canal.
We were blessed with warm, sunny weather for our whole stay and keen to take in as much as we could, walked for miles before deciding that we really ought to chill for a few days and just soak up the relaxed Danish vibe. Our hotel was located in the district of Frederiksberg as I always find staying out of the city centre more interesting. As it turned out, this was an excellent location to explore not only Frederiksberg and neighbouring Norrebro but it was just a few metro stops away from the city centre where a short walk took us to the picturesque districts of Nyhavn and Christianshavn.
After each day of exploring, it was lovely to return home to our hotel where I could sit in the shade of their cool and very ‘hyggeligt’ outdoor terrace and enjoy a mint tea. It pretty much became my ritual each evening !
To be honest, I can’t think of anything negative to say, except that it is expensive and we had to keep to a budget. Thankfully, the Ryanair baggage allowance stopped us from bringing home too much in the way of purchases ! I will share details in a future blog post of our hotel and the shops and cafes we came across so that you can check them out for yourself. Until then, I hope you enjoy the snapshots of this lovely city !
Have a lovely Wednesday x