*a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).
Finally it was time for a long weekend with my girls. After it didn't work out last year due to the pandemic situation, we couldn't wait to be on the move together again.
This time, the trip took us to Copenhagen, Denmark. After a pleasant flight, we landed in Denmark's capital after barely two hours. Although it was announced upon landing that all travellers had to take an antigen test, we were kindly asked and after confirming that we had been vaccinated twice, we were already on the train to the city.
Our accommodation this time was at the Steelhouse Hostel, where we had booked a private room with 4 beds. The hostel was very cool, the staff friendly and the rooms spacious, so we had to make do with less space than in Taiwan, for example :-).
All in all, we probably did more or less the usual tourist programme. These were the highlights:
Food & Drinks
One of the most important for us :-) The good news here: I think you can't eat bad in Denmark. We only experienced great quality and it offers something for evey taste. These are the places we've
been and I can recommend:
Sticks'n Sushi - delicious Sushi, friendly service. Would try other Sushi places too as there are some to discover.
Social Brew - perfect place for a yum start into the day
Bowl Market - also delicious for breakfast, however I expected a bit more here, maybe just because quality is already that good we got kind of used to expect always a higher level :-)
Reffen - as mentioned already, this is THE place to get delicious streetfood - just hard to
make a decision with that offering :-)
Broens Gadekøkken - another a bit smaller streedfood place - just next to the bicycle bridge with a great offering too.
42Raw - yes sometimes girls gotta do some shopping. In the shopping centre of Frederiksberg we stopped here for a snack - delicious!
Bubble Tea - Taste of Taiwan - we tried different Bubble Teas - this is the best :-)
Kayak Bar - a relaxed location, next to the canal. Possible to rent kayaks here, even to do something for the environment and picking up garbage by kayaking. Got there a nice "Moules et Frites" snack.
Pho Hanoi - delicious vietnamese food
Curfew - unfortunately they were full when we tried to go there. But would definitively give it a try again when being back in Copenhagen. Since New York I love the setting of so called speak easy bars. Last time we visited one in Taiwan too. When we arrived at the Curfew we first almost missed the entrance and then it looked like you're in front of a bookshelf unless the door in this bookshelf opens :-).
Smørrebrød - how could I not mention this Danish Dish. But we haven't tried it :-). The other food was already too appealing. When I go back, I will try it. Promise.
For me the city is kind of a combination of Hamburg, Amsterdam and Fremantle with its own charme. What I really enjoyed beside the sightseeing, the food & drinks and spending time with the girls was:
This said, I hope to get my next Hygge experience soon again! Meanwhile we have to figure out where our next trip is leading us to. Stay tuned!