I had an absolute blast in Copenhagen and loved being able to visit my friend Catherine. Not only did I get to reunite with my pal, but I also got the inside scoop into Copenhagen and did more than just the typical touristy things.
Here are the details of what I did just in case you're curious about what happened beyond some pretty pictures!
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On Friday, Catherine had work most of the day but she made me an itinerary full of free things to do! And so I wandering around and saw the Botanical Gardens - which look like all of the other botanical gardens, but it was warm. I walked around the Rosenborg Castle and the King's Garden and decided against going inside so I didn't have to pay. I walked halfway around the Kastellet - which is a stream that looks like a star from a bird's eye view. Of course I went to Nyhavn, because that's where all tourists go! The shopping on Strøget was busy and filled with new stores and so I ventured around and window shopped. After hours of wandering, I finally made it to the TORVEHALLERNE, which are also called "glass markets" and have little shops and restaurants inside two large building of glass! Throughout the day I tried SMøRREBROD, which is basically a fancy open-faced sandwich and some type of almond pastry that Catherine recommended! It was definitely a jam-packed day and my feet were sore. Once Catherine was off of work we went to a Thai restaurant and I had some lamb curry which was fabulous! It felt great to eat something with a little more spice in it!
Saturday began by going to Catherine's gym for a Danish workout class. I know that seems crazy, but it was free and I wanted to try it out! It was interesting taking a workout class in another language, but incredibly fun! The teacher was amazing and very encouraging... even though I couldn't understand a word she was saying! Afterwards we went to the DENMARK DESIGN MUSEUM, which was fabulous and interesting to see all of the danish style portrayed through art and specifically home decor. Our last stop of the day was called "THE WAVE" and is a temporary structure that lights up. It's hard to explain, but it makes soothing sounds that match the patterns of the lights! We ended the night at Catherine's apartment where her other roommate cooked dinner for us, yay free and delicious food!
Sunday was the final day and we spent the entire time at the LOUISIANA MUSEUM which is so big that we didn't even see the entire thing. It was another incredible museum though and worth the train ride out of the city. After a long day, I headed back to Florence.
Copenhagen was incredible and while I think it's another place that I don't feel the need to go back to, it's definitely a place to go once in your lifetime! ALSO ride a bike. It is so bike friendly there and easy to get around. Plus it's fun and makes you feel a little less like a tourist.
Until the next adventure.