Along the Away

a traveler's tales

Strøget is famous for its shopping – every big European brand you can think of is there – a dream for an Aussie girl (even if much of the shopping was through the window). The street runs for 1.1kms – yikes! I walked through there many times, even on my way to other places, just to soak up the vibe and hustle and bustle. I stopped for fika lots, just to enjoy the people watching.

There were many street performances to watch too. This group were really entertaining, they juggled a bunch of apples amongst themselves to an instrumental track all while staying in character.

Nyhavn is definitely a highlight and is one of the most famous sights in Copenhagen. I came here on the first day of my holiday with my friend when we sat in the sunshine and drank Carlsbergs, then I came back lots of times during my week visit. Mostly to walk up and down eating ice cream, or to stop for lunch.

Copenhagen is still enjoyable in the rain, I spent a wet afternoon nice and dry inside the Denmark’s National Museum which had lots of interesting exhibitions from the Stone Age, the Viking Age, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Modern Danish History. It’s located in a magnificent building – actually it is in The Prince’s Palace, which was built by Nicolai Eigtved between 1743 and 1744 for Danish Crown Prince Frederik V and Crown Princess Louise. It is no longer used by the royal family, but it still feels royal :-)

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Sydney based, coastal dwelling. When I'm not at work I'm somewhere outdoors, or in the yoga studio, or at my local cafe, or pottering at home.

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