Saturday, June 10, 2017

A Trial Trip: Copenhagen

The second half of our trial trip took us to Copenhagen, where we were pleasantly surprised with the food selection and unpleasantly surprised with the cost of how much the food costed.  We arrived in Copenhagen mid afternoon after a pit stop for lunch in Odense, where Hans Christian Andersen grew up.  We stretched our legs on a walk past his childhood home. 

We arrived in Copenhagen in the afternoon and walked around before grabbing dinner and calling it a night. 

Riding the bus

Reminiscent of Berlin!

Our first stop the next day was to go to War Pigs for lunch. It has American Barbecue and Mikeller beer, so it was high on the priority list for Mike.  The barbecue was DELICIOUS and we split some hush puppies and pimento cheese which were also amazing.  Neither of us were complaining.

Our main goal for the first day was to go to the Tivoli Gardens, an amusement park in the middle of the city.  It kept showing up on lists of things to see so Mike and I knew we had to do it.  Plus, it was different from all of the other sights we're used to seeing (churches, statues, buildings, etc).  As soon as we walked in, we understood why it's on every list.  It's beautifully designed with gardens all around, as well as rides for people to enjoy.  Mike and I both rode the big roller coaster and agreed it was a lot of fun. 

Had to snap a pic in the funky mirror

Finn obviously had a blast as well

Hanging out in the park

The AirBnB that we were staying at was owned by a Michelin Star Chef, so we made sure to ask for food recommendations in the city.  He directed us to Sticks n Sushi for one meal and it didn't disappoint.  Even though it's a chain within the city, both Mike and I agreed that it was the best sushi we've had in Europe.  The only reason I didn't take a picture was because we at it so fast!  I'm still dreaming of that sushi...

The next day was our last full day in Copenhagen and we wanted to walk around and enjoy the city atmosphere. Finn was in a "I must eat every two hours exactly" mood, which meant we had to stop pretty frequently and were moving a little slower, but we didn't have anywhere specific that we wanted to go or a time we needed to be somewhere, so it was okay.

My boys.

Cue major meltdown after this picture. 

Another recommendation from our AirBnB host was to go to the food markets in Copenhagen, so we figured that would be a good stop for lunch and we were right! They had everything from falafel to Indian food.  We were in heaven!

Traveling with a baby looks a little different than our previous travel. 

That night, we went to one last restaurant recommended by our host.  His recommendations hadn't disappointed thus far, so we were excited for a pizza place called Baest.  Mike and I agreed that this was our least favorite of the food recommendations, but it was still delicious.  On a scale of 1-10, we'd probably give it a  9, whereas everything else was an 11. We were definitely spoiled in the food department that weekend. 

We were sad to leave the next day because we both loved Copenhagen.  Mike has stated that it's one of his favorite cities.  While I'm not sure I'm ready to go that far, it was beautiful and the perfect first weekend trip for our little traveler.  We packed up and headed out Sunday morning to catch the ferry back to Berlin, but not before I got spit up on and  a diaper exploded all over Mike. The joys of traveling with an infant!  Despite a few hiccups and a nightly meltdown around 7:30 because he couldn't fall asleep, Finn did well.  There's always room for improvement, so I think we gave him a solid B every day in Copenhagen, but we didn't know how he would do and we were happy that we were still able to see the city and enjoy each other's company (most of the time).  

Let's hope this continues!!  Inshallah!

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