Bank Holiday Weekend: Copenhagen 

imageEnland has many “bank holiday weekends” throughout the year and they are very good for going on weekend get aways to European cities. For my first bank holiday weekend I decided to visit Copenhagen! I had yet to visit a Scandinavian country, and after a bit of a debate I decided that Denmark, and specifically Copenhagen would be my first one. Seeing the Little Mermaid statue was definitely a big draw as well

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To make the most of my time there, I decided to book early morning flights. This actually turned out to be a big mistake and have now decided that I am willing to pay the extra money to fly at normal human times then the alternate. Ridiculous hours may have worked on my first European adventure but dare I say, I think I am too old for that now, ha ha. Really though, I was a bit of a mess the first day because I was so tired and then second day I just kept dreading having to wake up at 3am to catch my flight home. So not doing that again. I mean, I was at the Copenhagen airport before it even opened! But one good thing from this was that I learned I am quite good at navigating myself through London on the night bus.

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My first impressions of Copenhagen were that it was really clean, filled with friendly people, pretty and easy to navigate. I stayed at the Generator hostel, which had a great location. Just steps away from Nyhaven and easy to walk to all other attractions that I wanted to see. I thought the hostel was fantastic, it was really more like a hotel. The rooms were clean and very comfortable, the bar had great food and delicious drinks and best of all was the hammock lounge area. Great for reading and relaxing!

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While I was here I went to Rosenborg Palace to enjoy the pretty grounds and building, as well as see the big collection of antiques and artifacts. Some really cool clocks and majestic fireplaces! I visited Tivoli Gardens, had a lovely leisurely breakfast with an epic cappuccino, went on a pretty and first ever canal tour, then took a lovely stroll in the sunshine along the canal to see the Little Mermaid statue, and finally topped off my time by having a delicious seafood dinner along Nyhaven.

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I was in Copenhagen for two days, and I think that was enough time to get an overview and see that “musts”. It is quite an expensive city and I think staying there for a prolonged amount of time can have a large impact on your budget, but two days was alright to handle.

I did really enjoy my first bank holiday weekend abroad and am looking forward to many more!

– xoxo Veronica

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