Only a few days before the upsetting and unbelievable Brexit madness, I had a wonderful time in Europe, visiting the beautiful city of Copenhagen in Denmark. Here are five things that I enjoyed and think you might too.
Visit… the Tivoli Gardens
The amusement park that inspired Walt Disney is tourist staple and it’s easy to see why. Buy the unlimited wristband so you can go on as many rides as you like – we went on the same one five times. And there are no queues! At the end of the evening, they put on a fantastical light and sound show with fire and smoke. It was magical.
Climb… Vor Frelsers Kirke (Church of Our Savior)
If you’re looking for an amazing view and love to climb, go up the 400 steps of this stunning spire. There’s a mixture of tiny wooden steps inside and wider metal steps outside. It’s such a great climb and considering that it has more steps than Covent Garden station (193), it doesn’t tire you out too much.
Visit… the supermarkets and convenience stores
If you want ‘local’ snacks, always visit the supermarkets. It’s fun to walk around, discovering all the Scandinavian brands and unusual snacks (like Skumbananer). We shopped in Netto and I bought chocolate biscuits for my colleagues instead of going to a fancy tourist shop – they went down a treat! And 7-Eleven had the best cinnamon snail we tasted. Hands down.
Eat at… Paludan BogCafe (Book Cafe)
You won’t find this beautiful cafe in many guide books. I came across it while looking for bookish places to visit. It’s a former university library turned student cafe and it was an excellent place to grab a delicious sandwich with new potatoes and the best hot chocolate we had on the trip. It was one of the best (and cheapest!) meals we had – being surrounded by books also helped!
Ride… the City Bikes
But only if you’re tall! Copenhagen is famous for its cyclists and bike-friendly streets. One evening, after eating gelato by the canal, we thought it would be an excellent idea to grab a City Bike and cycle home. That is, until we realised we were way too short – even when we made the saddle go as low as possible. It was too difficult for us (read, me) to stop the bikes, so we ended up cycling around the bike stand for an hour instead. It was hilarious and the motor on the bikes made it so much fun.
Stay tuned for part two!