Having a husband who works for a Danish company means that every now and again, I get an (almost) free trip to Copenhagen. I haven’t been for about a year, and I was starting to get withdrawal symptoms so when Husband started planning meetings with his Danish co-workers, I started planning shopping and sightseeing.
It was lovely and cold when I landed on Tuesday (but not quite cold enough for snow – boo!) and after checking in to the hotel, we went straight out to Tight for dinner. I hadn’t been here before, but it was perfect – perfect food, perfect atmosphere, perfect music playlist, and we had a really great evening.
Wednesday morning, and Husband went off to work (aww, sad), leaving me to have a very lazy morning. I had a late breakfast in Baresso when I got to Fields Mall. I was a few days too early for their 10th birthday celebration, but I still had a good morning of window shopping.
I had a three day pass on the Metro so I figured I may as well use it, so from Ørestad I took the M1 back up to Christianshavn, changed over to the M2 and got out at Øresund. I had clicked around my phone that morning in the hotel room trying to find random things to do, and one of the things that popped up was Amager Strandpark – a beach park a few miles south of the city centre. Even though it was February, it was so lovely and I spent a couple of hours wandering on the beach taking photos.
Back on the Metro at Femøren, and I got back to the room about an hour before Husband got back from work after spending quite a lot of money on a mocha. With the addition of Google Now into my life, I had a regular reminder of the exchange rate right there on my phone, so for the first time I had a bit more awareness of how much stuff cost. That was a mistake – I’d rather not know! My mocha (with an extra shot of espresso) was £5.60. £5.60!!! No one ever said Copenhagen was cheap, so thank god for the free stuff I had found to do.
That evening, we went to Halifax which is my favourite restaurant in the entire world. I could happily eat here every single day. Not even exaggerating.
Thursday was another lazy day, with a slow walk down to the Royal Library for breakfast and some reading (you have to read in a library of course). I walked around Strøget after that, stopping in at Illums Bolighus and Magasin Du Nord for some wish list lusting.
We got home late Thursday, and my whirlwind trip to Copenhagen left me so so tired. Thank goodness it didn’t leave me broke as well – it’s a very good job I didn’t have any luggage allowance otherwise I would have bought pretty much everything in the above photos.