CANALS, CASTLES & CEMETERIES // Copenhagen, Denmark

Despite the stiffness caused by sharing a single bed, Chris and I went off for another day of exploration yesterday. I must say, my legs are getting a bit worn out from all this walking and riding I am doing in Europe, but it is all worth it!
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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESWe walked through Assistens Kirkegard, a cemetery that is utilised as a park. Chris had told me about this before, and it always sounded a bit strange. People walking their dogs, having picnics, or drinking beers in the middle of cemetery? However, this cemetery is completely different to the ones I have seen back home. It is green, cheery and bright, making it quite a nice place to walk around. I guess it’s a good idea really, to make the most of limited green spaces in a city. I don’t know if I would go as far as having a picnic there though…

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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESWe then continued on into the city, walking past some of the main government buildings and canals. Apparently a lot of these canals were modelled after the ones of Amsterdam.

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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESChris then took me to see Christiana, also known as “Freetown”, a small, closed off community within the city of Copenhagen. I don’t know loads about it, but the commune is governed by its own law, has its own currency, and marijuana sales are legal. Chris said the community is based upon principles of freedom, or something similar. You aren’t allowed to take photos inside (the above photo is just one of the entrances) but they do allow tourists to come through. It was like a completely different world inside, with buildings made from an eclectic mix of reused and natural materials a strange contrast to the perfect streets of Copenhagen.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESWe then rushed over to the royal palaces to see the changing of the guard at midday, which turned out to be quiet an unspectacular spectacle. The guards pretty much stood like this for ten minutes. Intense staring contest?

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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES“Selfie” out the front of Princess Mary’s palace, as per special request. We have many more face pulling versions.

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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESWe then wandered along the picturesque Nyhavn with the intention of finding lunch. Everything proved to be out of our budget, so we gave up and went into the city.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESThis dish is “smorrebrod”, a Danish speciality of open faced sandwiches on rye bread. It was quite delicious, though I wasn’t to keen on the pickled herring Chris got me to try!

We spend the remainder of the afternoon chilling out, and cooking the worlds most delicious curry. Today is my last full day here, so I am going to try ride a bike in Copenhagen (I survived Amsterdam, so it can’t be too bad!) and fit in a bit more sight seeing.

– Reanna.

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One thought on “CANALS, CASTLES & CEMETERIES // Copenhagen, Denmark

  1. Yay we got the selfie of Mary’s palace, thanks for that.Looks like you had a great time together in Denmark.Shame you have to move on, looks like your having fun together.

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