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Copenhagen 2013

2013 was a pretty good year for me travel wise. I started off with 5 days in Berlin with the lads, then headed over to Thailand to meet Steph and explore for 2 weeks. I snuck in a couple of days in Wales, a week in Newquay (and it was actually sunny), a week in Portugal with Steph and to round the year off we booked 4days in Copenhagen for her birthday.

The flights were pretty cheap, and ran on time, getting us from Manchester to Copenhagen in 2 hours, in relative comfort. Copenhagen Airport seems pretty big as you have a massive walk from the gate, to passport control and then onto baggage collection. All this walking meant our bags were just coming onto the carousel as we got there, efficiency that only the Germans can rival.

After a quick consultation of the guide book we jumped on the train and within 15minutes were in central Copenhagen, just opposite Tivoli Gardens. We decided to walk to the hotel and with a rough idea of the general direction got underway. We must have looked a bit lost at one point (the map and confused expressions probably suggested this) and a very friendly Danish man came over and asked if we needed help. A quick conversation later and we were armed with proper directions and arrived at the hotel to check-in pretty quickly after that.

The hotel was in a prime location, Nyhavn, which sits on part of the canal near some nice restaurants and bars. It was also pretty close to a train station making getting around that little bit easier.


Nyhavn Canal.

We packed a lot into our brief time in Copenhagen; Christmas Markets, Shopping, The Mermaid Statue, Danish Pastries, Christenhaven, Hippy Craft Fairs, Tivoli Gardens, Carlsberg Glypotek, Nyhavn, The Royal Guard, Lego Store, Nice Walks, Meals Out etc. In short it was a great few days, we even found some time to just chill out after working pretty solidly in the run upto the trip.

DSC_0009_V2The Little Mermaid.


Tivoli Garden.


Love This Mindset.

Unfortunately I didn’t manage to get too many pictures, the weather wasn’t great meaning the camera spent most of it’s time in my backpack and in places like Christenhaven cameras are actively discouraged due to the nature of some of the products “sold”.

Hopefully 2014 will build on the great travel experiences I’ve had since I took off for Australia in Dec 2011, I doubt I’ll visit quite as many countries but you never know!

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