The Danish exploration continues…

And so the great exploration of the Danish heritage continued for the next following 4 days, and that was clearly not enough time for us.  But we did make use of each and every minute where alot of walking was involved. We passed by the City Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen) quite a few times as it links to the beginning of Strøget, apparently one of Europe’s longest pedestrian shopping area, where we did some shopping and eating. On the top of my list to show BF was Amalienborg, which is where the Danish royal family resides during the winter season. If you’re lucky, you get to see the soldiers marching and we were just that lucky that day!!!

We made use of time that day and passed by the famous waterfront Nyhavn and took some photos. I wanted to go into one of the local cafes for food but we were just too short of time, sucha bummer considering i’ve never had a meal at Nyhavn before! It’s a place worth going if you are in Copenhagen during the summer and you’ll find the place buzzing with people and  cafes, where you can grab a bite or enjoy a cool beer.

Rådhuspladsen

Soldiers marching at Amalienborg

Nyhavn

As the day came to an end, we decided to go to the famous amusement park Tivoli to get it over and done with, lol. Don’t get me wrong, this place is absolutely worth going, where there are fun rides to try and where the night turns into a romantic fairytale with colorful lights illuminating up the place, and last but not least, they do an amazing show with the fireworks to end the  night.  With that said,  i would personally recommend couples to visit Tivoli during the evening.

Later on, BF got hungry and so we headed to a nearby steak house that i go visit everytime i’m back. It’s called Jensens Bøfhus and they’ve got loads of chains across the country so you’ll find one without a problem. I had my usual steak and baked potatoe with my all time fav Bernaise sauce! I think the sauce originated from France but as a kid, i always thought it was a Danish sauce, lol. BF tried the steak with whisky sauce and i wasn’t too fond of it. Oh, and i tried this really nice raspberry (hindbær in Danish) drink and i highly recommend you to try it. BF tried it and he said it was good too.

The next day we went to visit my brother in Næstved, the Southern part of Copenhagen, and it takes around one hour to get there by train. That day was a particularly special day as it was a joint birthday party for my nephew and nieces, and i haven’t seen them for 3 years!!! Gosh, i miss them heaps. They had a gigantic cake i tell ya, and you may think WOW! But all birthday cakes looks relatively like that to some extent, apart from the sizes, i guess. They also love sticking  all those Danish flags on the cake and i find that really sweet. It’s kinda like the nationalism for your country? hehe

Finally it was back to the big city the next day and our trip was pretty much coming to an end, as much as i didn’t want it to. We decided to stay at the Wake Up Copenhagen hotel on our last night so we could spend some quality time together. It was only 550  kroner so not too bad a deal. It’s also a very comfortable hotel to stay at and i just love it’s Scandinavian design with simplicity and style in mind.  It’s situated right in the city center and close to the airport too, so it’s a winner for sure:)

Lobby/Waiting Area

Bar Lounge

We ended our final night at Hard Rock Cafe for dinner with my family and it was a cosy and lovely night. We called it an early night as we had to catch a 8am flight the next day and with that, it was time for my next stop Dublin, Ireland. Yahooo, i finally get to see BF’s home town and what’s more is that i’ve never ever been to Ireland before!:)

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2 responses to “The Danish exploration continues…

  1. Beautiful photos. Looks like you had one hek of a trip!

    Copenhagen is on my travel to-do list. I’ve heard good things about it.

  2. Clare

    WOW! What a time you had! Europe is amazing and the romance of a quaint European town is just all over these photos.

    http://www.clarabelleblog.com

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