We decided to head out to Copenhagen for Georgie's 21st birthday, as she has Danish friends from her time spent living in Tanzania, and so on Friday morning 5 of us set off from Southampton for Luton Airport and began the trip to Denmark.
I'd never visited Denmark before, but it has long been on the bucket list, and with good reason. It is beautiful, clean and friendly. The public transport was actually on time and there is a real mix of people.
We arrived on Friday night, dropped our bags at the hostel and headed to Georgie's friend Bibi's apartment for dinner and what turned into a few drinking games, accompanied by Danish (birthday) cake. Naturally...
Hans Christian Andersen famously lived here, writing a number of his fairy stories including The Princess & The Pea.
This is definitely worth doing as you get to see a lot more of the city, it's a guided tour lasting around an hour and isn't that expensive either at 80DKK (about £10) for an adult.
As well as this, on the way back to the hostel we walked past an art installation designed by Yoko Ono, a 'Wishing Tree' where people could write on tags of paper and tie them in to the tree branches.
I read a few of these, and took a couple of pictures to show you all, as they definitely give you food for thought.
The restaurant can seat around 300 people, but they separate it in to a few different rooms, in order to make it a little cosier.
That being said, we had some 20/21 year olds with us and faced no issues, so I'm not sure how well they actually police these rules.
They also go out a lot later in Copenhagen, so we started our night at around 2300 and the last stragglers got in at 0530.
The art collection is built around the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen, the son of the founder of Carlsberg.
We even walked past the head office for Maersk, so my inner shipping geek was impressed.
We went to a lovely little restaurant in another area of Copenhagen. Georgie's friend described it as a 'trashy restaurant' so we were all unsure what to expect.
It was better than 90% of restaurants in the UK so, unless the Danish have very different standards, I'd not describe it as trashy at all. Our meals were wonderful and again, fairly reasonably priced.
En route, we walked past a few building sites covered in graffiti. I feel as though graffiti wouldn't be frowned upon quite as much over here if it was this colourful, and it definitely made the building site fences a little more pleasing on the eye!
Hands down the best I've ever had, and I'm not sure if brunch will ever be the same again.
Where to stay?
Definitely worth staying if you're planning on visiting Copenhagen!
Getting to Copenhagen
Kate being Kate would also like to visit Hamlet's Castle, the naval museum and the round tower.
Still, it's an excuse to return!
I will definitely be heading back to Copenhagen, it was just the most wonderful city.