I’m starting to understand how Danish weather works and why the locals are constantly complaining about it. Today we had another day of, well, I’m not quite sure what. We had bits of sun, bits of rain, bits of rain while it was sunny, rain showers, clouds, moments where it felt like we were in the clouds. Most of the time it was spitting but not enough that you felt you needed to take out your umbrella, but enough that you did start to get uncomfortably wet. This went on all day long ….and judging from the weather report it […]
There is a small door just off Amagertorv road, sandwiched between two Danish superstars, the Georg Jensen jewelry store and the Royal Porcelain Shop. Venture through the door and you will find yourself in a small courtyard filled with dainty white tables covered by bright green umbrellas. Pass all of this and you will find the entrance to Royal Smushi Café.
Royal Smushi Café takes its name from its food. Their specialty is the traditional Danish open faced sandwiches but served in miniature dollhouse size. The idea is that you can order, and try, more of them. Smoked salmon with buckthorn […]
I cannot even begin to describe how magical Tivoli is. Yes it is an amusement park in the traditional sense; you will find rides and balloons and fast food. But Tivoli is so much more than an amusement park, infinitely more. It is a space that really has something for everyone, regardless of your age, your interests, your mood, really anything. Tivoli is home to several hotels, as well as award winning restaurants with gorgeous terraces. There are gardens and grassy spaces to set up and watch concerts and outdoor movies. There are theatre and, concert halls where you can […]
Indre (or in English “Inner City”) is a series of interwoven pedestrian streets connected by little arcades. All the streets are lined with shops, some cheap tourist shops with large troll statues guarding the entrance and red and white Danish flags for sale inside. Most of the smaller streets have a range of interesting and unique shops, galleries, and lots and lots of terraces. The most famous terraces of course are those along colourful Nyhavn with its 17th century townhouses and picture perfect setting.
And her cakes look amazing. I really never realized how obsessed the Danish are with their desserts. […]
I never realized how obsessed the Danish are with their pastries and desserts until I came here to Copenhagen. They are, after all, referred to as Danish Pastries or danishes. Turns out that Danish pastries were actually first made in 1840 by Austrian chefs, and are based on a sweet pastry, a type of puff pastry. They also use a lot of marzipan which we, very quickly, grew to love.
Most evenings we bought ourselves a pastry for dessert from Lauras, trying a different type each time. There are the cinnamon and raison buns, or snails, with icing or with […]
The words “street” and “food” used together always make us perk up. As travellers, or even as locals, these two works usually mean a place where you can go to get really good food, simply made, that is quick and inexpensive but still really interesting. Street food is often the best version of well known dishes or an innovative take on the classics.
Papiroen or Paper Island is Copenhagen’s street food destination. Standing at the end of Nyggen at sunset looking across the waters you see the island jam packed with people eating, drinking beers and enjoying the late afternoon sun. […]
Only about a 30 minute drive or a short train ride from central Copenhagen you find yourself in an unlikely artistic hot spot, Humblebaek. Here is the location of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, a leading international museum of modern art which is home to a stunning array of pieces from a range of well known and soon to be well known artists. Opened in 1958, it was originally intended to be a home for Danish art works but instead ended up housing international ones. The name of the building that was later converted to the museum was named […]