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For my daughter’s birthday her Nana and I  try to arrange a girls trip  every August and this year we chose a girls weekend in Copenhagen. Despite Victoria  being a fashion blogger photographer and travelling extensively  with her work she has not yet  visited  Denmark  and neither had I.

Our first impressions of  Copenhagen was  that it was  full of charm and we all  fell in love with the colourful houses, bicycle culture and love of delightful food. We knew very little  about Copenhagen when we set off on our girls weekend and soon found what we liked best about the city. Every day we walked for miles averaging 24k steps per day and found the food amazing so we ate our way around the city which was full of wonderful foodie delights.

How to get there {from UK}- Ryan air from Luton Ariport 2 hour flight.

From the airport – We found it very easy to get the train from the airport to the central station, very large spacious trains and you can even take your bike on board.

Where we stayed – Mercure Hotel Copenhagen – hotels are not cheap in this city but stay in the centre is well worth it. We found the Mercure  Hotel perfect for our weekend, a great location just 5 min walk from the central station with very friendly and helpful staff.

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We really enjoyed the 1 hour guided tour around the canals and waterways of Copenhagen and we were totally amazed just how extensive the waterways were, so many super low bridges too so keep your head low down. Check out more tour guide information.

20170811_174441The bike is the best form of transport, It was thrilling to see all the  bikes and they seem to share the road effortlessly with other road users. Everyone used a bike and transported their children, groceries, pets and often spotted a lady with a basket of flowers wearing high heels too.20170812_111906

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Certainly a place to enjoy the coffee culture and of course the Danish pastries ! We tried Granola cafe and we had a wonderful coffee but be warned on Saturday mornings you have to wait quite a while to be served. One of my personal  favorite  breakfast is a  soft boiled egg and the Danish have certainly perfected  that, we tried  Cafe Atelier September

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20170813_12044820170813_122517During the canal trip you get to sail past the mermaid statue, much smaller than everyone imagines but for such a tiny attraction it certainly draws the crowds. A tribute to Hans Christian Anderson and the many fairy tales he wrote.

 

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The climate in Denmark is similar to UK  so you must be prepared for 4 seasons in one day but this does create some dramatic skies.

 

The Round Tower – try to get to the top for a fantastic view of the whole city.

 

 

 

 

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20170813_190344We visited the stunning grounds of Amalienborg Palace where the Danish royal family still reside. If you are luck to visit 12 noon daily you can witness the changing of the guard too.

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We enjoyed a lovely long walk around the park and the botanical gardens, this is a free to enter park and full of rustic charm, with 13,000  plant species and the  Palm house which dates back to 1874.IMG_4904

 

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I personally came away from Copenhagen feeling that I could actually live here and I certainly would like to return, well we did not get to visit the Tivoli so we had to leave a reason to return.

Looking forward to our next girls weekend away, I wonder where that will be?

Love Sandra

 

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