Don’t let the blue skies in the first few photos below fool you: it was actually painfully cold the entire time I was in Copenhagen. Winter truly is here!
Christmas preparations are in full swing here in Europe, and Copenhagen looked even more beautiful with the streets decorated for the upcoming celebration. We hired a bike for me and spent our day on Saturday riding around the city to check it all out.
We also bypassed the major tourist attraction of the Little Mermaid, which I missed last time. I can see why I didn’t bother to go last time, the small statue is… underwhelming.
We had a late lunch on the other side of the river at Copenhagen Street Food. This old warehouse is full over street food vans and hipsters to match, but it had a really cool vibe and was a perfect escape from the biting cold outside.
After lunch we continued along the river a bit to ride around the opera house and look at the ridiculously perfect houses along the river.
Later that night we decided to brave the cold again and check out an ice skating area that had just opened up for winter at a nearby park. Despite being later at night it was still quite busy. Because Chris lives a bit out of the city centre we were the only tourists at the park. Everyone else was Danish, and consequently pro at ice-skating. We even saw a toddler getting trained up on her skates, and she was already miles ahead of Chris and I in skill. Despite out failures, it was fun and a bit of a laugh to have a try!
We had planned to ride into the countryside to look at a deer park on Sunday, but we woke up to a freezing wind that made the cold temperatures even more unbearable. Chris suggested we headed to a museum which was free on Sundays.
We spent the remainder of our afternoon chilling out indoors and cooking an early dinner, before I had to return back to the airport for my flight home in Prague. As depressing as it is always saying goodbye to each other, it was exciting to know that our fortnight to month long stints of not seeing each other are soon going to end: we are meeting up in Stockholm in less than two weeks, then Chris will be moving to Prague for a couple of weeks over Christmas! It is all coming around so quickly!