Tuesday, October 4

Adventuring: Copenhagen


On the 27th of August, my friends and I jetted off from Ireland, bags in hand.
Destination: Copenhagen.
Excitement: 100%.
Budget: worryingly austere.
Nevertheless our (almost) annual trip was jam packed. I'm a big fan of timetables and lists so I organised most of our days. None of us had ever been to Copenhagen before this. It turns out the weather is a little bit similar to Ireland but much warmer and much colder at the same time, none of this normalness. The first night we were at the hostel, there was a thunderstorm all night with constant flashes of lightning, although I slept through it all.... travelling is tiring, okay?!

Our budget for this holiday was quite limited and Copenhagen is ridiculously expensive! The Copenhagen Card is a great idea, because you save so much. You don't really need it for travel, everything is within walking distance. Food though is crazy. I had to live on pizza because it was the cheapest. Pizza for breakfast. Pizza for lunch. Pizza for dinner. Surprisingly I still love pizza. In Denmark they speak Danish and although it isn't necessary to learn the language, trying to travel around can be quite difficult because the names of places are so hard to recognise and remember. We stayed in DanHostel near the central station which is a fantastic hostel, brilliant view, but more of a hotel than hostel. We would have enjoyed more of a youth hostel, where we could meet new people and new cultures.

 Copenhagen is a beautiful city and one I would be absolutely thrilled to live in, if I knew the language.

Tivoli Gardens

This is the most magical and beautiful amusement park I have ever been to. We spent a whole day here. And you need all that time and more. It's free to get in if you have the Copenhagen Card but I recommend getting the unlimited ride band. It's the equivalent of three rides anyway. And you are not going to Tivoli and just going on three rides. It's like Disney Land for Adults. Some of the rides are not for the faint hearted, like the Demon, the drop and the plane that goes 120 kilometres an hour. You can't move with G-force on it. This was my favourite place in Copenhagen.





Christiania

This is the hippy village of Copenhagen. Strictly no cameras or phones and no running. Pretty cool place to wander through. It has great markets, such cool quirky hippy things. And then there's also the drugs aisle. Basically guys wearing balaclavas selling weed out in broad day light. 


Copenhagen Zoo and Carlsberg

We took the bus tour to Copenhagen Zoo and then after to Carlsberg. Both were fantastic and totally worth the visit. Carlsberg is small but you get to enjoy two free beers whilst walking around the museum and seeing the horses. And the Zoo in Copenhagen was so enjoyable. A great day trip for anyone.




Adventure is Out There!


Happy Adventuring!
Always,
M ^^

6 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a great trip! Love the photos. :)

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    1. Thanks Serena! Had a fantastic time ^^

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  2. I'm totally in love with the Tivoli Gardens! That carousel looks beyond incredible and gorgeous. I'm so glad you have a lovely trip, and thank you for sharing all your beautiful pictures with us! (And thanks for visiting The Endless Oceans of my Mind!)

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    1. I know - same! It's so beautiful at night and still magical even during the day. You should definitely visit there sometime!
      Thanks for commenting! ^_^

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  3. How wonderful! I am so desperate to go to Copenhagen! It sounds like you had a lovely trip, and your pictures are beautiful. Lots of love :*

    PS I have to ask, that last picture ... is one of them ... YOU?!!! Bc I'm pretty sure we've never seen a picture of you??? :O

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    1. Oh you should definitely visit Copenhagen at some point! It is Wonderful! Thank you <3

      XD um, yeah. That's me all right, the one on the right. I don't really like posting pictures of myself, you know, don't judge a book by its cover :L I guess before this the closest picture of me is the one on my sidebar, only showing half my face and filterized :L

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