Upon dropping off my bags at the central train station, I made it a mission to find a square. Well not just any square, only one with cobblestone streets and an outdoor cafe would do. I just wanted to bask in being in Europe again and sip a cafe americano while taking in the view in complete quiet. Relaxing while drinking a cup of coffee with a toddler is few and far between to begin with, so I couldn't imagine anything better at the moment. I turned out of the train station and walked down the street to fully realize I was definitely back in Europe when I saw this building (only in Europe is building after building such architectural eye candy):
After a walk down the main shopping street of Strøget, I ended up here:
I couldn't have dreamed up a more perfect location.
(My little spot looking out, aaaaahhh heaven!)
I walked around some more taking in the views and admiring all the bikes--they were everywhere parked on the streets, whizzing by, and leaning up against buildings:
I met up with my friend who had just flown in, and we hopped on a canal tour, taking in the famous sights by boat:
|Famous Little Mermaid Statue|
We strolled through Nyehaven probably the most recognizable street in Copenhagen:
We sampled Danish hot dogs, pastries, and soft serve, all three an absolute must!
And then took off to visit the famed hippie part of town: Christiana. It was a totally different view of Copenhagen, gone were the pristine streets and immaculate Danes pedaling on their bikes switched out for graffitti and stoners. Quite an interesting juxtaposition:
On the way there and back we passed by many furniture and lighting stores, and I got to see the Wegner chairs in a real Danish shop, which was a fun sight:
On the way out, we passed by Tivoli Gardens:
And off we went to take the train to Sweden...