Copenhagen was my cheapest trip yet. Not because Denmark is cheap however! Sadly it falls right in line with most of the Scandinavian countries as far as cost goes so unless you manage to snag a free flight, and book a cheap hostel do plan to be at odds with the exchange rate. That being said I did still really enjoy the city and I can really see why most people say it has the happiest people in the world. Everyone I bumped into was awesome in Copenhagen, even when walking the not so known to be friendly streets of Christiania!
I started with an early flight in and want to thank my friends the Anderson's for the hookup on the flight in right off the bat! From the airport I took a train in to the station and walked past the ever popular Tivoli Gardens. I was not really planning to spend anytime there due to only having two days in the city and its pretty lucky that I wasn't because the park was closed while they prepped for Halloween. After getting around the parks grounds I came across the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. It is an art museum in the city and had a wonderful dome inside that I made sure to snap some photos of. I loved the expansive halls and they had a killer Ancient Egypt exhibition on as well. It was fairly cheap and did suck up some time so depending on what else you have planned when making your own way around the city check it out!
After this, I still had a little time to burn before checking out the hostel so I walked around a bit and just took the city in. Copenhagen really has the "generic Europe" feel and that's not a bad thing honestly, it is something I find really interesting. However, If I had to list something that is a must do, please check out Strøget. It is one of the longest pedestrian only shopping streets in all of Europe! Grab some food, talk to some folks, maybe do a little shopping just spend some time taking everything in. I spent more than a few hours on both my days in the city just taking in the city as a whole instead of hoping from landmark to landmark like I usually do and Copenhagen is just very much one of those cities that rewards this sort of thing!
After walking around a bit and grabbing some grub I checked into my hostel. Honestly staying at the Copenhagen Downtown Hostel was one of the best choices I made on the trip. I don't get paid to endorse anything or anyone so when I give something props it's because that is what I really think. The hostel was awesome, great atmosphere, amazing staff, and plenty of folks to chat with and meet! Plus they were doing an Octoberfest while I was there and the hostel bar stayed open nice and late into the night! If you are looking for a place to crash for the cheap while on your trip I can't recommend another hostel more.
After making a few new friends in the hostel lobby we all went out to see the cities canals and the Christiansborg Palace both being incredible. The Christiansborg Palace really has some incredible views of the city in all directions and the Canals are absolutely fantastic. Colors and culture filled the entire area. We even managed to make a pit stop over at this huge street food warehouse where we met some more folks and had some more killer food!
Day two for me was mostly spent in the really different area of Christiania but I did manage to check out a few more canals and so a bit more street walking before heading over there! I also stopped into the Kayak bar and they were kind enough to spot me a drink in exchange for a few photos! Pretty cool concept honestly, just sucks they kinda thrive off good weather!
This little commune was incredible. A really different view on life by a lot of the folks but very cool to walk through and experience. Tons of art and really cool people just living life in a much simpler way. Really loved the more wooded areas away from "Pusher St."