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TRAVEL July 09 2014 Comment

I spent last weekend in Copenhagen and I must say, this city surprised me in an incredible way. I booked the trip rather spontaneously with a friend and we didn’t really know what to expect. We just hopped on a plane to have a little adventure :). And what an adventure it was! The city is breath-taking beautiful and offers the perfect mix between historic and modern architecture. Put on your walking shoes because you can walk a great part of the city!

We arrived on Friday night at the retro design ‘Downtown Hostel’ where we found a huge bar, restaurant, lounge areas, happy hour, pool table, swings and… free dinners! We met a lot of interesting fellow travellers and felt very much at home. Afterwards we went to the popular Meatpacking District where we danced the night away in bar Jolene. There was a very relaxed, industrial-chic atmosphere and although the Nordics have a reputation for being rather ‘cold’, we couldn’t have gotten a warmer welcome!

On Saturday we went to Christiania. It’s like an island in the city where mostly hippies reside. Their houses are built by themselves and they’re always in a very mellow vibe (probably due to the heavily sale and consumption of hasj). Christianshavn reminds me a little of Amsterdam. There are many colourful houses surrounded by canals where you can take roundtrips in little boats or just visit one of the many cafés and enjoy Denmark’s famous Carlsberg beer.

Although I didn’t get a chance to visit it, the amusement park Tivoli promises to be really amazing. There are many restaurants, cafés, rollercoasters, a concert hall, a theatre and even an aquarium! Next time I’m visiting this for sure :).

Saturday night we went back to the Meatpacking District to discover the bar ‘Bakken’. Many locals told us it’s one of the best bars in Copenhagen. I don’t know if it’s the best, but we sure had a great time dancing and drinking cocktails!

This article is written by WhatIWouldBuy’s contributor Chantal.