When we arrived in Copenhagen there was a definite climate change. We didn't really look ahead to see that what the temperature would be, but it was quite a bit cooler than it had been in Greece. We didn't really pack a lot of warm fall clothes, so we were in for a surprise. It was a bit refreshing, the cooler temps, after it being pretty hot in both Santorini and Athens.
I just loved Copenhagen. It was such a clean city, which cute shops, great restaurants, and friendly people. Everyone could speak English which was awesome. There are canals that run through the city. Our hotel was right next to one. They had just built a new opera house earlier that year and we had heard it was unbelievable so we were bummed to find out that it was sold out until November! Next time we will definitely have to plan ahead and check that out. We stayed close to where the Queen lives. So we walked there to see what that was all about. They have it guarded 24 hours a day. The guards are dressed up like little toy soldiers, they are so cute. When they are on guard they won't engage in conversation similar to the guards in D.C. Everyday they do a changing of the guards, so we watched that, which was pretty cool. There hats are made from Canadian black bears, it takes three-four bears to make one hat!
There is a famous statue of a Little Mermaid. So we checked that out, I think it is suppose to bring you good luck, but not quite sure on the story behind it. I guess the last time Thomas's boss was in Copenhagen the statue was stolen, but now it is back in place.
There is incredible shopping in town. An area called the Stroget, is lined with every store you can imagine. Although, it is extremely expensive. Copenhagen is considered one of the most expensive cities to live in.
We had a great time going to the street Nyhaven which was packed with restaurants. They had both indoor and outdoor seating. Each restaurant had umbrellas with heat lamps for the evenings and signature blankets on the chairs, in case you got cold and wanted to snuggle up. It was very quaint and the food was good too.
Thomas's boss and his wife and three kids were also in Copenhagen so we went out to dinner with them and to an amusement park/carnival place called Tivoli. It was pretty cute. We went in the evening and they had everything lit up. A concert was going on the night we went but we didn't really engage in that. The kids enjoyed going on a few park rides and Thomas and his boss played a few carnival games. We had a good time.
The last few days in Copenhagen we laid low and soaked up our last few days together. Thomas will come back home in a few weeks. I can't wait!
Here are some pictures
It was a trip of a lifetime. We feel so fortunate to have been able to experience a vacation like this. It will be hard one to top!