We are finally feeling back to normal over here after two weeks of being back home in the States. Our vacation was a whirlwind of adventure, fun, and very little sleep! Surprisingly, we switched back to Pacific timezone pretty easily, but I’m guessing that’s mostly due to our extreme exhaustion. We pretty much would have slept anytime, anywhere at that point. Plus, coming home to your own comfy bed after a few weeks of traveling is pretty much heaven.
We were absolutely blown away with how much we loved Denmark. Chris and I fell in love with Copenhagen in the few short days we visited, and would love to do a travel stint here for a couple of months if the opportunity arose. Everyone was so friendly, and bonus- everyone spoke English which made it incredibly easy for us to navigate the city and enjoy every part of our hassle-free trip.
Everywhere we looked, we saw coffee shops and cute little restaurants galore in this city. There were not enough mealtimes in our trip to try every single one that we passed, and it is definitely one of the main things drawing me back for another visit. We also immediately noticed the city was very health conscious. Chris and I always say that one of the biggest reasons it’s hard for us to picture leaving LA is because we love the food scene here. Well, Copenhagen proved to us that the City of Angels doesn’t have the last word on the health food industry by any means. Paleo food and restaurants were everywhere, and almost every restaurant menu boasted organic ingredients. (Insert Hallelujah music)
You’ll also see people biking everywhere. Fifty percent of all citizens commute by bike, and barely anyone actually owns a car. Rows and rows of bikes line the streets outside of every store, restaurant, park, and side street. You’ll see parents biking with kids and babies in-tow, despite the chilly winter weather. It’s really refreshing, and I wish my own city had a more cycle-friendly infrastructure.
We loved watching sunset over the water and it was so beautiful to see the light reflecting of the glass buildings and windows along the canals. The overall architecture here was stunning. There is a refreshing balance between old and new in Copenhagen. The beautifully aged brick buildings stood strong against the crisp and clean modern designs of fully glass, uniquely shaped buildings. Old-world mixing with new-world designs in the best way possible. It gives the city a very clean feeling, without losing the old-world charm we all love seeing throughout Europe.
We also couldn’t help but notice how dog-friendly the city was here. Everywhere we looked we saw people walking the cutest dogs- all shapes and sizes. We had serious dog-fever and it made us miss our sweet pups at home even more! I was actually slightly worried Rosie wouldn’t remember us when we got home, since we only had her for a few short weeks before we took off for Iceland. Luckily, she showered us both with kisses and a very happy wagging tail. She probably would act that way with anyone at this point in her life, but I like to think she missed us and was happy we were back home from Copenhagen. Of course, Bella was well aware of who we were and wouldn’t leave our side for the next few days lol.
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*This post was sponsored by Gigi New York; all opinions are my own*