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Friday, 8 April 2016

Postcards From Copenhagen

For those of you who don't have me on ANY form of social media, at the beginning of this week I travelled to Copenhagen, Denmark for a few days with my best friend Cat for her slightly belated 20th birthday present. ...Don't you wish you had a friend like me? The three days we spent in the city flew by in a blur of great food, beautiful buildings and much more walking than I anticipated. We had the most amazing time and I thought I'd share some of the photos I took to show you just what an amazing place it is!
One of the most iconic images of Copenhagen has to be the effortlessly picturesque Nyhavn waterfront. Before we arrived, we had it mentally bookmarked as one of the places we wanted to visit first, however we didn't expect just how often we'd keep going back to it. Whenever we had any spare time, the conversation would usually go something like:
 "...Nyhavn?"
"Nyhavn."
Something else I didn't expect was just how beautiful every single street would be. The motif of the painted buildings echoes throughout the entire city and every side street is as beautiful as the next. Who'd have thought that Cat or myself would fall in love with somewhere so colourful?

Ascending the Round Tower was a very interesting experience and I can only liken it to walking up a 40m tall helter-skelter. Even on a misty day, the views from the observatory at the top are 100% worth it.

We figured it would be rude to come all the way to Denmark and not have a proper Danish pastry, and the oldest bakery in Copenhagen seemed like just the place to sample one. (It goes without saying that they were absolutely INCREDIBLE.)
Should you ever visit Copenhagen, just be warned that you will come incredibly close to being run over by a cyclist at least once. They are EVERYWHERE.

Cat and myself got particularly lucky that Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest amusement park in the world, reopened for summer on our final day in the city. Whilst I imagine it's a lot more magical in the sun or at night when all of the lights are on, it was still worth having a nice old mooch around.

Of all the cafés and restaurants we went to, The Royal Smushi Café was easily one of the most beautiful (even if their portion sizes were on the slightly minuscule side). I'm hoping to have a food diary post up in the next week or so (because we ate SERIOUSLY well) so be sure to keep an eye out for that if you're interested!

Another iconic landmark in Copenhagen has to be The Little Mermaid statue. Even though it's a mile outside the city, it was definitely worth a walk to see it in the bronze flesh. What I will say, however, is that the background of industrial buildings and huge smoking chimneys didn't lend much enchantment to some of the photos I took of it.

I'm really not lying when I say that Copenhagen was one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. Even though our time there was short, we packed a hell of a lot in, had loads of fun and made some amazing memories. It's also reassuring to know that mine and Cat's seven year long friendship can easily survive a bit of travelling. I'm so happy that I can tick Copenhagen off my bucket list and hopefully I can go back for round two in the not so distant future!
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  1. i am sure it must have been a great trip for you and for your best friend. i love the city myself and cant wait to visit after reading your amazing post

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