Wonderful wonderful Copenhagen (in the sun!)

Ancestry Visa firmly in hand, I flew back to the UK to restart my routine…only to remember I needed to couch surf for the first weekend. So, after just four days back at ‘home’, I jumped on another plane to Denmark – if you’re going to be homeless, may as well explore somewhere new.

Of course I had a reason to visit Copenhagen other than being homeless. My friend Rikke was back in Denmark for work and promised me exercise based sightseeing and gourmet eating…your real friends know the simple things that make you tick.

It’s strange how I had never previously been too interested in exploring Scandanavia and somehow now found myself on my third trip this year. I did love Copenhagen, mostly because of the food. There was lots of food. First things first though, we put on our running shoes and went on a jogging sightseeing tour of the main attractions. Slightly out of character for Denmark, it was beautiful blue skies all day:

Wandering Copengahen

Wandering Copengahen

Wandering Copengahen

Wandering Copengahen

Wandering Copengahen

Wandering Copengahen

Wandering Copengahen

Wandering Copengahen

Wandering Copengahen

Wandering Copengahen

Wandering Copengahen

Wandering Copengahen – Christiansborg Palace

Wandering Copengahen

Wandering Copengahen – the infamous Little Mermaid

Wandering Copengahen

Wandering Copengahen – The English Church

After I performed a spectacular A over T fall in front of the Palace, followed by some exercising the park near the Little Mermaid (watched by many Chinese tourists), we decided it was time to stop humiliating ourselves and put on some nice clothes to find lunch at the main food market, Torvehallerne. Rikke sat me at a table and went in search of food – having friends who will eat anything you order is handy at a busy, sunny market!

Torvehallerne

Torvehallerne

So much Smørrebrød!

So much Smørrebrød!

Torvehallerne

Torvehallerne

Doing what we do best at Torvehallerne

Doing what we do best at Torvehallerne

Torvehallerne delights

Torvehallerne delights – Smørrebrød

Torvehallerne delights

Torvehallerne delights – Fiskefrikadelle

We waddled home for a bit of tanning (rare!) and time to glam up to…go and eat more food. We headed to beautiful Nyhavn to a restaurant recommended by a Danish colleague called Den Lille Fede which apparently means The Little Fatty. Appropriate as we had an amazing five courses with (very generous amounts of) matching wines. Hours and hours later, we stumbled out after what was genuinely one of the best meals I have ever had. I would go back to Copenhagen just for this restaurant!

At Nyhavn on the way to the feast

At Nyhavn on the way to the feast

The menu...for those playing along at home

The menu…for those playing along at home

The Best Bread In The World

The Best Bread In The World

Soup entree

Soup entree

Scallops

Scallops

The time we were eating so happily we forgot to photograph the main...

The time we were so absorbed with eating and drinking we forgot to photograph the main…

Goats cheese something...yum

Goats cheese something…yum

Dessert

Dessert

The next morning, I awoke with every sign of a night well spent with wine: still half dressed, trying not to die from my killer hangover. But Rikke fixed me with more food:

An amazing hangover cure - muesli and my new favourite Skyr yoghurt

An amazing hangover cure – muesli and my new favourite Skyr yoghurt

My favourite blueberry white choc Flødeboller

My favourite blueberry white choc Flødeboller

Another fantastic city break – the is what European dreams are made of!

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2 thoughts on “Wonderful wonderful Copenhagen (in the sun!)

  1. Smørrebrød! Mmm! But where are all the photos of strapping Danish men in suits? My memory of Copenhagen is that all men were dressed in perfectly tailored suits.

  2. Pingback: Danish Christmas at the Tivoli | La Vie en Rosie

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