Day Trip: Copenhagen

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From the Lund/ Malmö area of Sweden, Copenhagen is only a forty-five-minute train ride across the North-Baltic Sea bridge. From the central station, we found the visitor’s center (always a trick to find) and set off on the walking tour. The chill of Northern Europe was offset by the sun but magnified by the wind; the sights were magnificent. We made our way to Nyhavn to see the typical Copenhagen row of colored buildings on the canal and chose the best restaurant for the not-so-appetizing traditional Danish food (herring) before walking a few streets over to see the changing of the guard.

We made our way to Nyhavn to see the typical Copenhagen row of colored buildings on the canal and chose a restaurant for lunch based on the menu and its non-herring options. We saw the changing of the guard and spent the rest of our day navigating the massive National Museum of Denmark. By the end of the day, we were completely beat. We’d been in Northern Europe for almost a week already and were ready for a change. We headed back to the train station, cold, aching and tired and made the executive decision that fries from McDonalds were needed. They were quite expensive but just what we needed to get back and survive the train ride, two bus rides, and a walk home. Although I wish I had more time to spend in the city, it gives me a taste and the option to go back.

To see all my photos from the day in Copenhagen click on the photo below to view the album:

Copenhagen Dec '12

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