.: Copenhagen Part 2 :.

It feels it was ages ago! But I have to admit I didn’t had the chance to go back to all the photos (you can see Part 1 here). Our trip to Copenhagen back in April was quite a relaxed one. It was also the first time both of us were keen on not just exploring the city but take as many photos as we could, which meant going out night and watching the sunset and the nightfall even if it was freezing outside

On our last day we went toΒ NyhavnΒ (we had to go there!) because it’s so colourful. This is where I don’t care it’s a tourist attraction and everyone goes there. Well if it’s beautiful why shouldn’t I?

We’ve continue walking along the river in direction of the “Little Mermaid”

Little Mermaid itself is boring. There’s a lot of people taking photos there, but there is a nice park around which is worth a visit (fortunately I had already lowered my expectations)

Loved the military houses, all of them so colourful, quite a lovely place

Then back in the city for some lunch and more photos

After a while I was craving for coffee so we had a stop over.

Finally we’ve decided to go to the Tivoli Gardens which are located in front of the main train station (and close to our hotel). Don’t let the name full you, it’s actually more a fun park than it is a garden. There are quite a lot of restaurants around. I couldn’t resist an ice cream (even with the cold), after all ice cream is good all seasons.

Trying to do a creative selfie, and failed ahhahaha

And suddenly it felt I was in UK πŸ™‚

Then I’ve spent a good 30m trying to take a decent photo of the roller-coaster but it was all quite unfocused. It had to be a click on the precise moment in time. It looks funny even if it’s technically crap

Then after going for some drinks in the lounge it was time to go outside and try some nocturnal photos. Did I say it was freezing?

Although I like to photograph lockers, I find this whole concept of lockers in the bridge a bit silly and a disrespect to the landmark itself.

Lockers aside, as the sun was going down the cold was getting it’s mark, but the colours were so beautiful around us we had to stay longer.

Shooting bokeh

Did I say I’m rubbish in long exposures? Well I am! Just can’t get them sharp enough

So decided to do more bokeh’s instead

After this point both my hands (even if covered by gloves) and feet felt like ice age, so we went back to the hotel for a warm dinner and more wine in the lounge.

Next morning it was time to get back to London. Such a lovely long weekend away πŸ™‚

.: An evening in Copenhagen :.

After our stop by the hotel we were ready to go for dinner and another walk. Although I didn’t plan anything really for our weekend, I did planned where I wanted to go for dinner. My choice was Cofoco, which is part of a well known group.

They have a set menu whereby you choose 4 dishes and you can also apply the wine menu, but that didn’t felt worth it and the reviews of the wine weren’t great. Well, after all it’s quite an expensive country even for those of us living in London!

In terms of decor, it definitely feels we’re in a posh Ikea restaurant, everything with a very simple but elegant decoration.

Our starter was a cod-fish salad with almonds. Felt like a very interesting combination

After that it was soup time, I don’t even know how to describe it, except to say it’s clearly different from everything I’m used to

We had a meat dish which I forgot to photograph and then our dessert, which it would have been a lot better without the weird sauce they’ve put inside.

Overall a really nice experience. Neither less to say everyone was really lovely throughout the meal. After that we went for a walk and some drinks in our hotel.

Have you been in Copenhagen? What’s your favourite restaurant?

.: Copenhagen Day 1 :.

I’m really late with my photos, am I not? I’ve been in Copenhagen for the Easter break, back in April and I’m still going through all my photos. I guess I’m taking more pictures that I can process and also, moving houses has not helped on the matter. But ready to share at least day 1.

We took an early flight from LHR via BA (Oh I miss the visits to the lounge already, but as I’m no longer a frequent flyer the status is gone) and we’ve landed quite early in Copenhagen. It was quite a smooth flight. Also, really easy to find our way in the airport and buy the train tickets to the main station, which is only a few stops away.

Stay – Marriott Hotel

Obviously I had to stay in a Marriott Hotel, but this time and even though I had loads of points, I’ve paid my stay regularly. I’m saving points for a longer trip to NYC πŸ™‚

The hotel is really close to the Tivoli Gardens and the train station and because it’s in front of the river it means long exposures for us (which I’ll be sharing later). I was upgraded to a higher floor with nice view and access to the lounge πŸ˜€

Our room

The view

As it was almost lunch time, one of our first stops was indeed a lunch break into a noodle shop. Really tasty!

Where next?

Caught in action

One of my favourite places in the city was without a doubt the market. Wow! So organized! Everything really beautiful. Felt like buying everything

If you are in the city make sure you stop at the Coffee Collective in the market, it’s really worth it! The taste felt weird at first but you can notice it’s a really good coffee.

You can probably see a lot of the city in a single day, but as we were staying for the full long weekend we’ve decided to take it easy and enjoy the hotel as well.

Overall, feels like a bless to be able to speak in english everywhere without making a big effort to identify yourself as a foreigner and indeed all the shops look flawless! Ah UK you have so much to learn with the Danish!