Denmark – what will you find?
Just a few more photos to share with you all, as I mentioned you can head over to my Instagram (on the home page) and see several of the great photos and video’s.
The boys and I did lots of walking and exploring. We visited a Viking Museum (for Ethan), went to Tivoli (their little amusement park – one of the oldest), saw some great castles, churches, historical sites and some interesting characters.
And of course we managed to see Michael’s old family home, his huge ‘hill’ (which Ethan and I laughed at because our driveway is steeper). lol
I laughed because with this whole trip we managed to take: planes, trains, cars, boats with lots of walks!
We had an amazing time and I hope you all enjoyed the photos. I’ll leave you with my tips:
- Copenhagen is a very safe city, the only thing you should concern yourself with is when you go out of Copenhagen and are around Gypsies. They are nice people, but still like to pickpocket.
- Beautiful colored buildings, historical sites and great views.
- The fresh danishes and cheese – but look for the Skt. Peder’s Bakery – it was around the corner from our BnB and yes, they were fabulous and fresh every morning!
- Hygge – as I teased about on the last post, they aren’t terribly friendly, but they definitely understand the ideas of comfort and making oneself comfortable.
- Unfortunately like some other European countries, Denmark is FULL of smokers! And they even still allow smoking in some of the restaurants – which is sad since you can’t enjoy the full flavors of your meals.
- Cost of food – also like most tourist areas, if its one of their tourist spots, you will pay more for the food and items. Use the Nettle (their grocery stores) to get fresh produce and cheeses (but go to the bakery for the breads). I enjoyed several of the open face sandwiches, which we created at home.
- Shopping – as I mentioned, some items can be costly but I didn’t find fun ‘unique’ and/or vintage shops. I know they are there, but most everything is modernized and yes designs are Ikea versions. LOL I did manage to bring home though two ceramic mini dolls (Hans Christen Anderson) replicas.