So J & I visited Copenhagen last weekend and let me just say – it was all I had hoped and more.
Beforehand, I was told that it is more or less the same as Holland apart from the language, but after visiting, I can honestly say it could not be more far from the truth.
Copenhagen is a fun, adorable, tourist-friendly Scandinavian city that allows you to explore and relax at your leisure. There is enough to see to pack 3 full days if that’s your speed, but there are enough relaxing, fun ways to just ‘hang’ to give you a balance between tourist life and local life.
Some of my favorite things about Copenhagen were:
WAY OF LIFE.
Just soaking up some rays at a restaurant on the harbor with the locals and having absolutely no place to be.
As you can see in the pictures, most of the buildings in this city are brightly colored. A bit like Amsterdam some would say, but the much happier, cleaner version.
The locals were friendly, English was spoken widely (and with a very minimal accent I might add), and being a ‘tourist’ never felt like an irritation. In most countries, it is really important to keep a close eye on your belongings, but here? No worries.
Ok, Scandinavian style. Y’all, it’s even better in real life. Like, they all look like they barely tried and somehow managed to look even more chic than a Parisian on her best day. The key? Loose-fitting dresses, solid colors, simple prints, sneakers, and don’t forget the messy hair. Perfection is SO overrated.
QUALITY OF LIFE.
Ok, so let’s talk about how Danish people are the happiest people in the world. There’s a reason. Parents bring their babies everywhere, public transportation runs flawlessly, overall extremely safe and the well-known work/life balance gives the opportunity for the Danes to spend plenty of quality time with friends and family.
All that to say…we will DEFINITELY be back to this wonderful gem.
P.S. Holland and the Dutch are still very dear to my heart… 😉
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