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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

kitty:Copenhagen, DK May 2010

Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I have a really good reason, I have been in Copenhagen, DK. M got invited to give a speech so I tagged along for a belated bday vacation.

Day 1 - Copenhagen - Walking around Tivoli and the area around the hotel
Day 2 - Copenhagen - Boat ride and getting lost around Gammel Strand
Day 3- Copenhagen - Shopping and Omiyage acquisition
Day 4- Copenhagen - Botanisk Have (Copenhagen Botanical Garden) and Rosenborg Castle
Day 5 - Copenhagen - Post and Tele museum, Strogent, Boat Ride (Gammel Strand (The old Banks ) Boat Tour, Thorvaldsen Museum

M's photos to be honest are so much better than mine, here is his link Copenhagen 2010 but he isn't finished uploading.

The city is absolutely amazing. I didn't really know what to expect to be honest. I knew that it had been one of the top 3 green cities in the world for awhile, but I had no idea how clean the air would actually be. Or how clean the water would taste.

One evening we went to this outside Italian cafe and the woman at the table next to us started to smoke. Now normally I would have just hurried through my meal and left, but we couldn't even smell the smoke. It was almost like the air just absorbed the smell.

You would walk by parks and smell the flowers in bloom, but not a sniffle or sneeze. I don't think my lungs have ever felt so good.

The city is very casual. Chucks (High Tops) seemed to be the shoe of choice. Whether you were a woman on the stock exchange, business man, secretary, or convent store worker you were wearing your Chucks with pride. Not just boring white and black though, plaid ones, polka dot ones, bright colour ones.

The thing though to remember is that it is a walking city. The cabby might catechized you for grabbing a cab for a mile drop off. He though didn't understand how lost and how tired you might have been when you finally found a cab. Cabs except at the metro or blue signs, don't really exist. If you plan on flagging down a cab while you are out, you will be waiting a long time.

The colours and the mix of old and new were really beautiful. The sun really didn't come out until after lunch and it coloured the skies the most brilliant blue you could imagine. While the morning light is pretty overcast and gloomy.
All and all, the Mcdonalds sign sums up the trip. I could really see myself retiring to Copenhagen.

1 comment:

  1. Great post. I had no idea that Copenhagen had gotten so green!