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