Continuing with travel posts from my trip to Europe earlier this year.... Copenhagen! Or København.
After our stopover in Iceland, we flew several hours away to Denmark. In March, it was still fairly chilly here and we wore layers to keep warm as we did in Iceland. While it was dry, skies were gloomy until our last day (of course). Everyone we encountered spoke English and everyone was so kind. We were very lost when first looking for our Airbnb and people on the street offered to help point us in the right direction. For transportation, we mostly utilized the Metro, as it was like an underground... subway? If you're familiar with transportation in Seattle, it's very similar to the Light Rail. It was very simple to use and I'd highly recommend it!
One of the more picturesque stops was along Nyhavn which was a cool area along a canal with restaurants and shops, many in fun and bright colors. As we were weary of prices along this popular waterfront, we didn't stop inside any of these places but they were gorgeous to look at.
The COOLEST place we visited though was this street food vendor area. It's super industrial looking with shipping containers surrounding the outside and wood palettes used inside. There were all kinds of food inside for decent prices. Our favorites included a Brazilian BBQ vendor and an Italian one. Specifically, we ordered a mixed BBQ plate and beef carpaccio. There were also vendors serving Asian cuisine, American, etc. They also had several stands selling beer which went perfectly with our meal. This is also a good place to sample different things since servings were entirely full-sized.
(^picture from Google)
Speaking of food, breakfast/brunch in Denmark was so fulfilling! Maybe it's just me, but breakfast before work is something easy like a yogurt or some fruit. Rarely do I have a whole spread like what they offer in Europe. I highly recommend Mad & Kaffe as they have several locations and you use a checklist to mark what items you want. Everywhere we had breakfast though, was amazing. Any kind of platter came with a dairy item, protein, bread, etc. We'd get full off of this and eat a late lunch.
^Brunch @ Mad & Kaffe
^Brunch @ Paludan Bog&Cafe
Overall, we had a really fun time here. We stayed in our AirBnB for two nights, went to Sweden for two nights, then spend the last night in Copenhagen again, this time in a hostel called the Urban House. It was a little under $100/night here which is high for our budget but it was close to the airport and train station so it was very convenient for our last night. They had kiosks for check-in and a bar and restaurant downstairs. There was a nighttime special running where they'd discount a purchase of 6 shots of Jager lol. We got the most drunk we had the entire trip while taking advantage of the special hahah. :)
^Our room @ Urban House
Next blog will be about our time in Sweden!