Copenhagen, you did it again…

Despite the fog and light rain, what a wonderful weekend! As I mentioned in my last post , Copenhagen is the kind of city that makes me want to laugh, smile and be appreciative. It is a city where you can hear the silence even when you are sat in a café, it really is that peaceful.

Wandering the streets of Copenhagen, it makes me realise just how much I adore Scandinavia, not to mention the effortless hygge that is available around every corner. The Danes just seem to get it right! The have wide cycle lanes (!) and not some sort of forced white paint 1 cm away from cars on a busy road, great bread, wonderful furniture design, happy and polite people and awesome food. What is there to complain about? If anyone has been in Copenhagen and object to any of the above – let me know!

Here comes a blast of photos, including some shameless selfies. You have been warned.

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Walking through Rosenborg Castle Garden
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Duck feeding is a must
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Rosenborg Castle Garden
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Rosenborg Castle

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Shameless mirror selfie
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I know, a café chain.. But Joe & the Juice is GREAT for a quick rest.
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Christiania.
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Another shameless mirror selfie! 
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Mmm, at Bacchouse Café they know how to do breakfast.

 

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Admiring Danish Chairs at the Danish Design Museum.
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A dress made of straws.
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…and paper “shoes”!
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Royalty!!
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Copenhagen Street Food, absolutely worth a visit!
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AMAZING  vegan pizza with almond cream cheese, heavenly. 

Until we meet again, Copenhagen.

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Favourite European Cities…

 

 

I was definitely  bitten by the travel bug early on in life and travelling is today one of my favourite aspect of life. Travelling gives me life! Travelling gives me the opportunity to explore the spice of life way beyond my own nose. YASS!

Here are my 5 favourite European cities I have had the pleasure to visit and live in.

Barcelona

Honestly, where would I even start with this one. Barcelona is one of those vibrant cities that makes me want to quit life, drink coffee all day, move into a run down warehouse to be artistic and creative. I don’t have a talent for either painting or drawing, but Barcelona makes me feel like I could make a living out of it anyway.

To me, Barcelona has it all! It has the big city feel and there is never a dull moment. There is a beach (!), gorgeous weather and a mutual understanding for drinking sangria before 5pm. The architecture is unique considering Gaudí’s pieces are spread all across the city and I feel like I fall love with the city every time I visit.

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Where wine tasting serves you a normal glass of wine…

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Copenhagen

Probably one of the coolest cities I have had the joy of visiting – the vibe is just so liberal, free and “ah, life”! Assuming Copenhagen is a reflection of the general Danish population, I totally understand why the Danes are considered the happiest people in the world. Copenhagen makes me want to laugh, smile and be appreciative. There is joy and laughter in the smallest aspects of life, you can have the best day by enjoying a beverage of your choice and reading a book or be surrounded by friends.

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Scandi Design is my kind of design.

 

London

Since I live here, London cannot go unmentioned. I moved to London in 2010 and I have lived for this city ever since. The city that never rests, literally. Anyone who has been brave enough to go on the underground during rush hour or visit Oxford Circus on a weekend (daredevils visit Oxford Circus on a weekend in December) know what I am talking about. Tuna can, sardin can, whatever fish can you can think of is the best description of London during rush hours. For some reason, I do love it overall, though I cannot stand it in the moment. Nonetheless, London is the city I grew up in as a young adult (now verging plain adult) and I love it for the lessons and experiences I have had here. London has taught me compassion when times are challenging, confidence when met by those who doubt you and to never settle.

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I am fortunate to have a better half who will jump at any opportunity to travel, whether it be for a weekend or 2 weeks! We are going to Copenhagen today and we are only hours away from rushing out the door and I cannot wait.

What are your favourite cities?

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Honourable mentions: Oslo, Amsterdam, Brighton and Puerto Banus.