(this post is for Tuesday, 13 September 2011)
We’d enjoyed Stockholm a great deal, and were very concerned that Copenhagen would be a flop in comparison. So it was with a heavy heart that we packed our bags, checked out of the hotel, and dragged ourselves and our luggage to the bus-stop. We’d be transferring at the Central Station onto a Swebus bus to Arlanda terminal 5 to catch our SAS flight to Copenhagen.
Arriving at Kastrup in Copenhagen for the third time this trip, we weren’t woo’d by the lovely shops, design or restaurants. Instead, we headed for our luggage collection, and ventured off into Copenhagen. Id’ been here a few times before, and while only for a night at a time, this was enough to be able to hit the ground running. Or in our case, hitting the ground, dragging our suitcases. The friendly lady at Information sold us bus tickets into town. Now our biggest challenge would be finding Nadja, collect keys and get to our (her) apartment.
We’d decided to do an apartment rental in Copenhagen. There seem to be several people in Copenhagen that own apartments, but don’t live in them – the rent them out for both short and long-term rentals. For us, this would be perfect. Costing a similar to a slightly up-market budget hotel, one gets acres more space and the option to self-cater. Nadja’s apartment in Vesterbro is awesome. Whitewashed wooden floors, Danish-design kitchen, massive bedroom, and the prerequisite pokey bathroom are more than expected. Close to public transport and in a lovely walking neighbourhood, we soon found ourselves marveling at Copenhagen and all it has to offer. We have tried to come to grips with it’s funkiness, it’s grunginess, it’s openness and friendliness and have decided it is the perfect combination between Prague and Stockholm. And a lot cheaper than both.
The song proclaims it – ‘Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen!’, and by golly, a truer word has never been uttered. This place is indeed wonderful. Our only failure in choosing it was that it was for just four days. We’d have preferred four years.
- Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: Canon EOS 60D Focal length: 20mm ISO: 320 Shutter speed: 1/40s