Copenhagen falls into my list of top European cities that I’ve visited. I couldn’t have dreamed of a more ideal way to celebrate my birthday this year than to be surrounded with family in this beautiful city.

Copenhagen has an estimated population of 1.29 million people and yes, it is one of the most expensive cities on the planet, but having experienced the Copenhagen way of life, even just for a brief few days, I am in no way shocked by the fact that this city is consistently ranked highly in the world in terms of quality of life.

I fell in love with the laid-back culture and the endless kindhearted nature of every person we crossed paths with. We wandered through the city, taking in the elegant Danish architecture with every stride and chilling in coffee shops with cake and pastries as and when a break was due. I asked for a low-key birthday this year and that is exactly what I got.

Today, I would like to share some of these memories with you on the blog.

(For reference, I shot in ‘Pro’ mode on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and all of the raw images were edited in Snapseed).

Enjoy. 🙂

Ricco’s Kaffe, Sydhavnen. Our local coffee shop. They served the best hot chocolate!
Ramen To Biiru, Vesterbro. It was all about ramen, Pikachu and the retro games in this ramen joint.
Tivoli Gardens. Opened on 15th August 1843, this amusement park is the second-oldest in the world and we were lucky to have caught one of the last two days of the Halloween themed celebrations before the park closed for Christmas preparations. With over 20,000 pumpkins scattered around the park, rides and rollercoasters of varying thrill levels and a mesmerising light show on the lake, Tivoli Gardens adds some fun and magic into the scary Halloween season.
Meyers Bageri, Jægersborggade. Hands down, the BEST cinnamon bun I’ve ever tasted!
Lego Store, Copenhagen. The Lego Group is one of the world’s best known Danish toy manufacturers so we just had to stop by its flagship store in Copenhagen.
Höst, Copenhagen. Winning multiple awards for its ‘raw’ interior design, Höst is a restaurant serving fine contemporary Nordic cuisine. A pleasant experience overall.
Papirøen (Paper Island) Food Market. With food trucks offering street food from all over the world, there is an emphasis on sustainability of the food that is prepared and sold. We were not disappointed with the food we ordered. Sadly, this food market will be closing and the last trading day is 22 December 2017.
The quirky interior of Papirøen Food Market.
Boats along the canal near Papirøen Food Market.
Nyhavn (New Harbour). Nyhavn is a 17th century waterfront constructed by King Christian V from 1670-1673. The oldest townhouse, number 9, dates back to 1681. Nyhavn is renowned for its iconic brightly coloured buildings.
Nyhavn’s Love Locks.
Cobbled streets, bicycles and wooden ships lining the canal in Nyhavn.
Andersen’s Art Gallery (exterior), Amaliegade.
The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue). Unveiled on 23 August 1913, The Little Mermaid is a 1.25 metre tall bronze sculpture weighing 175kg. Although it is considered a small statue, it’s still a must see attraction when visiting Copenhagen.



Posted by:Ghim Tan

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