Saturday, 20 September 2014

Copenhagen Day Two - Part 1

Day two was our first full day in Copenhagen and it was a busy one! I think we just tried to fit so much into our day so we wouldn't miss anything. This just meant that we walked so much and then the next we were a little stumped as to where we hadn't been...

We decided against a sit down breakfast, instead we picked up a pastry from 7-Eleven (mine was a cinnamon bun) and started walking. We saw some gorgeous and interesting places on our travels such as the town hall, a Hans Christian Anderson statue and the lego store which had the Nyvarn built from lego! Walking around Copenhagen is stunning, all the buildings are so grand, well kept and colourful. It's hard to feel unhappy walking around the city.

Copenhagen City Hall - Travel Post

Hans Christian Anderson Statue - Copenhagen Travel Post

Danish Pastries in Copenhagen - Travel Post

Lego Nyhavn - Copenhagen Travel Post

Copenhagen Travel Post

On our travels we came across the Round Tower which Matt had wanted to go up since seeing it on the Visit Copenhagen site, which is very handy by the way. The cost to get in is 25krone which is around £2.50 (just divide everything by 10 and you'll get it there or there abouts). You walk up the tower in a spiral eventually getting higher until you reach the summit. On the way up there are two stops, one is a gallery and a shop, then next is the loft area of the attached church which holds some historic pieces. At the top you have 360 degree view with enough space to step back if you are a little scared of heights.

The Round Tower - Copenhagen Travel Post

The Round Tower - Copenhagen Travel Post

The Round Tower - Copenhagen Travel Post

The Round Tower - Copenhagen Travel Post

All this walking, and climbing, had made us a hungry bunch. However we weren't about to stop at the next food joint we saw, oh no, we decided to walk around 30 minutes to the other side of town to find Copenhagen's street food - Papir√łen (Paper Island). It was a bit inconspicuous to find and at times we thought we might be kidnapped but in the end we found it and I felt right at home in the industrial setting by the quayside.

It was in a huge warehouse with seating outside and many trucks, containers (converted to stalls) and bars lining the inside filled with food vendors. We had a good look round at all of our options finally deciding on burittos. I went for chicken and Matt went for pork but when we got them we had no clue who's was who's so quite frankly I'm not sure what I ate but it tasted good! We went pretty early in the day so not all stalls were open, I think it comes alive at night. I'd definitely recommend it if you can stomach the walk over as it is lovely fresh food in a chilled atmosphere.

Copenhagen Street Food Paper Island - Travel Post

Copenhagen Street Food Paper Island - Travel Post

Copenhagen Street Food Paper Island - Travel Post

Copenhagen Street Food Paper Island - Travel Post

Copenhagen Street Food Paper Island - Travel Post

Copenhagen Street Food Paper Island - Travel Post

Copenhagen Street Food Paper Island - Travel Post

After we fuelled up we got back on our feet again and started walking. You'll have to wait until the next post to see where we went the rest of day two!
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