Copenhagen, Denmark

Impressions of Copenhagen

It’s no wonder everyone rides a bike here.  The streets and sidewalks are mostly old uneven European brick, making walking large distances painful and sometimes dangerous if you aren’t looking where you’re stepping.  When I say everyone, I’m not kidding – seeing bike parking like this was commonplace everywhere:

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Here I’m climbing one of Copenhagen’s old churches and looking out over the city:

Once I caved into renting a bike from the hostel I was staying at, my mobility in the city increased greatly and so did my enjoyment.  I didn’t have to worry about walking to some far corner of the city for a night club or a restaurant that didn’t exist anymore – I could just bike away.  The bike came equipped with a rear-wheel lock that was self-enclosed and part of the bike itself – no need to carry around a stupid bike lock everywhere.

I ate some pizza at Gorm’s

Ate a buffet at Restaurant Samos

Healthy salads at Chilimili

After a couple days at the hostel I switched to Hotel Adlon just down the street

Had cocktails at Ruby

Was creeped out by some younguns at Wall Street Pub

In the meatpacking area of Vesterbro, I went to club Jolene and Karriere

If you like candy, you’ll like Danish movie theaters:

I did make a stop to Casino Copenhagen but only played poker for a short time.  An entry ticket just to get in the door is 90 DKK (about $16) which kind of sucks.

Casino Copenhagen chips

Casino Copenhagen chips

Overall, the food and nightlife were decent, but not anything special that I’d make an effort to return to.

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