Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Copenhagen - Day one

As you will know if you follow my twitter or instagram, I recently went on a city break to Copenhagen for a few days with my boyfriend. It was a gorgeous city with much to see and do. I wanted to write up a little diary of my days there so thought I'd split this up into a few posts. First up, day one, the day we arrived and got to grips with Denmark.

Copenhagen Day One Post feat. the Nyhavn, MAD (Modern American Diner) and 7-Eleven - Tourist, Holiday, Denmark

We flew with EasyJet from Manchester which was super easy and no hassle at all. The flight was only an hour and a half so we touched down in no time! Instead of getting a taxi we decided we'd figure out the trains which were actually so simple as they'd put a short cut on the machines to get a ticket to central station. Easy peasy! The train took around 10 minutes so we were ready to scout out our hotel in no time!

Our hotel (First Hotel Mayfair) was very close to central station and pretty close to the rest of town including Tivoli Gardens. It was super stylish and very posh, I'd definitely recommend it to anyone considering the trip. After we'd dropped our bags and freshened up we went to explore.

Starving from having only had our breakfast at Manchester Airport, we set out to find somewhere to eat. We picked the first good place we saw which happened to be MAD (Modern American Diner), Copenhagen's very own American Diner. Except it doesn't look like the American diner's I know you are thinking of - red booths, cheesy music and chirpy american's serving food. It was much slicker with an orange colour scheme, clean interior and great service. With my new found love of bacon I decided to go for the smoked bacon and cheese burger, whilst Matt went for the philly cheese steak sandwich and we shared sweet potato fries. And oh what fries they were. We both agreed that they were the best sweet potato fries we had ever tasted. Seriously you need to go just for these!
Copenhagen Day One Post feat. the Nyhavn, MAD (Modern American Diner) and 7-Eleven - Tourist, Holiday, Denmark
It was gorgeous food which had us all fired up for a walk into the centre to do some shopping. We came across all the usual tourist shops, takeaway food joints but then we also found many clothes shops. Some were pretty naff but one that I particularly fell in love with was Monki.

It is the sister brand of Cheap Monday, which you might have heard of as they are stocked in Urban Outfitters, which is also a Scandanavian brand. There clothes were very simple but had gorgeous autumn colours and great comfy fabrics. I tried on a few things but nothing felt right until I spotted a gorgeous oversized green coat. I was pretty much in love and had to buy it right away. It cost around £50 which I think is average for a coat in England so it wasn't much more expensive than people think.

Copenhagen Day One Post feat. the Nyhavn, MAD (Modern American Diner) and 7-Eleven - Tourist, Holiday, Denmark

As we went for our walk we spotted Nyhavn, a gorgeous waterfront street surrounded by amazing coloured houses. It was so pretty and scenic - lots of pictures were taken! We also stumbled on my new favourite convenience store, 7-Eleven. You may have seen or heard of 7-Eleven before in relation to America, I certainly had. I didn't however realise how amazing they were going to be. They had slushie machines (one with Cocio), fresh pastries, healthy food and drinks like smoothies and juices and a whole bunch of other sweets and snacks. I just loved it. The variety of stuff was amazing and I eventually got a Cocio slushie which was like a super cold milkshake. Mmmm.

Copenhagen Day One Post feat. the Nyhavn, MAD (Modern American Diner) and 7-Eleven - Tourist, Holiday, Denmark

We went to bed pretty early because we'd woken so early to drive to Manchester to get our flight. Day 2 was the day of lots of attractions so it will be split into two posts...
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