Sorry for the slow update. I feel so guilty for not writing in such a long time but I’ve just felt so uninspired and I’ve had a lot of stuff on my mind.
Last weekend I went to Sweden with Bogdan. We stayed in my moms apartment in Helsingborg and on Saturday we took the car and went on a roadtrip along the coast. We went to Höganäs to shop at Lager 157, a sort of outlet store with really cheap yet nice clothes. We stopped along the way in Domsten and Viken. The sights were beautiful and I couldn’t help thinking about how badly I wanna live by the sea. It’s been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. The sea makes me so calm and happy and I just need to live right by the sea someday. Yes, I NEED it.
Oh and another thing… I’ve been thinking about starting a youtube chanel for some time now but I just haven’t been able to get my thumb out of my ass and do it. Also, I’m not 100% sure of what to do or talk about… It’s something I really wanna do but I think I would feel insanely awkward. But “who remembers a coward” like Ernst Kirchsteiger says.
Here are some pictures from our roadtrip!
I’m posting these pictures with the risk of my mom seeing that I borrowed her shirt after swearing I wouldn’t touch her clothes… Meh, It’s worth it… I think.
On Saturday my family came to visit me in Copenhagen. We had such a lovely day and the weather was perfect. I showed them around the city and took them to some of my favorite places here in Copenhagen. I thought I’d make you a little guide and talk about these places so you know what you have to do when in Copenhagen.
PapirØen (The Paper Island- Copenhagen street-food market)– Close to Nyhavn you´ll find this culinary heaven. It’s a large shed filled with local food stands that serve they’re own specialties. Here you’ll find everything from falafel, to burgers to, indian food, to danish smørrebrød. My favorites are the Indian butter chicken and the pulled duck. If you come here on a sunny weekend at lunchtime, be prepared to sharpen your elbows. It is so insanely crowded. Good thing is you can bring your food and go sit wherever you want. I alway sit at the end of the dock, in front of the opera house and enjoy the view. If you’re able to go here mid-week, I would suggest it because it’s way less crowded so you will get a chance too look around without wanting to punch people.
Trangravsvej 14, Warehouse 7/8, 1436 Copenhagen K
Nicecream– I am absolutely addicted to this place. It’s a vegan ice-creamplace (for those of you who frown your nose at the word vegan, fear not this stuff is honestly tastier than normal ice-cream) It’s made from coconut milk instead of dairy and their cookie ice-cream sandwiches are to die for. They also have healthy ice-cream bowls made from frozen bananas that taste too good to be healthy but they are(!)
There are 2 Nicecream-places in Copenhagen. Make sure to check their opening hours before to avoid major disappointment…
Enghave Pl. 10, 1670 København V
Elmegade 30, 2200 København N
Torvehallerne– This is a market with food, flowers etc. There are cafe’s and restaurants inside where you can find yummy stuff to eat or you can just stroll around and look at weirdly sized fruit like I did…
Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 København K
The Organic club– This is a vintage concept-store that I absolutely love. They have a fine selection of second-hand clothes, different price range but nothing too expensive. They also have some accessories, interior and organic cosmetic products. They have a membership which is optional that allows you to get points for the clothes you leave there. Then you can chose to pay with your points but anyone can shop here and pay as usual.
Istedgade 124, 1650 København V
Notre Dame– A supercute interior-store. They have a lot of stuff and I can walk around in here for hours. I’d advice you not to bring your boyfriend here, he’ll just follow you around like a lost puppy looking really scared and uncomfortable…
Nørregade 7, 1165 København K
Søstrarne Grene– When I was a kid my grandma would always buy stuff for me when she visited this store. They have everything. Interior, craft supplies, accessories, food etc. It’s like Flying Tiger but “nicer”. The prices vary but most of the stuff is really cheap. It’s also a nice atmosphere in here with classical music playing in the background.
There are a few stores in the city but the ones listed below are the most central ones.
Amagertorv 24, 1160 København K
Kultorvet 2, st. th. 1175 København
Nyhavn– Despite of how touristy this place is, it’s actually really beautiful. If you go here on the weekend you might just wanna take some pictures of the colorful houses and then get the heck out of there asap because it’s just too crowded. However, if you come here in the middle of the week when it’s less crowded, I suggest you stop for a brunch at one of the cozy restaurants along the canal. It’s quite pricey because of the location but most places have ok brunch or lunch deals.
Boat-tours– Touristy? Yes. But not to underestimate. This is such a nice activity on a sunny day. I’d recommend you do this mid-week because there are too many people on weekends. There are also smaller boats you can rent with a group of people if you wanna drive around yourself instead of going on a guided tour. Some of them have tables so you can eat on the boat. You find the boat-renting stalls and tour-boat stations along the canal in Nyhavn.
The round tower– Close to Nørreport metro station, on the way towards Strøget you’ll find this tower. You can walk all the way up to the top where you’ll find a beautiful view over the city. It takes a while to climb but you can stop along the way and read about history regarding the tower. There’s even a shop where you can buy souvenirs. Good thing is that it doesn’t have any stairs. It’s just like an upward spiral to the top which I loved because I hate climbing stairs. So even if it’s quite far it doesn’t feel as hard. (I’m not lazy I promise…)
Købmagergade 52A, 1150 København K
I hope you enjoyed this guide. Please leave a comment and let me know what your favorite Copenhagen-places are.
This weekend me and my love went to visit my hometown, Helsingborg in Sweden. We took the train to Helsingør and then the ferry to Helsingborg. It’s pretty crazy and wonderful how you can go from one country to another so fast without taking a plane.
We borrowed my moms apartment for the weekend because she was staying over at her boyfriends house. We got there pretty late on Friday so we just relaxed and fell asleep. It had been a long and stressful day, especially for my love who had graduated in the afternoon. I’m so proud of him and he is now officially a multimedia designer.
On Saturday we took the car to Landskrona, where I used to live before moving to Copenhagen. I had scheduled an eye exam because I’ve felt really tired in my eyes lately. It turned out I had a small visual defect and needed glasses. It felt pretty weird trying on glasses, I’ve never imagined myself wearing glasses but I found a really nice pair and they’re gonna look fabulous. Since I just have a small visual defect I won’t have to wear them all the time, mostly when I have to focus my eyes like if I’m sitting by the computer or knitting (I’m 150 years old i know…).
After my eye exam, we went to visit my grandma, Bogdan hadn’t met her yet, after almost a year together! So I thought it was about time. After that we took the car out on the countryside to visit my dad, whom Bogdan also never met before. It was a little nervous, mostly for Bogdan I guess but it went really well and everyone seemed to like each other. My dads girlfriend made us her amazing waffles and we played with my little baby brother Malte while he listened nonstop to Babblarna.
Saturday was so insanely foggy an I was terrified of having to drive around all day. Since moving away from Sweden my driving-skills have gotten a little rusty. (The other day I even forgot to turn out the side mirrors and drove trough the whole city with no side mirrors and I didn’t even realized it until we parked)… When we drove home from my dads house it had gotten dark and on top of that it was still really foggy, It felt so claustrophobic and I had to stop the car 2 times and cry because I was scared of being responsible of getting us both home safe. Sigh… Sometimes I get so tired of myself, seriously who got energy to be so sensitive? Me apparently.
We got home safe and then my mom came over with he boyfriend Anders and we all had dinner together and played board games.
On Sunday I took Bogdan on a little tour around Helsingborg, we went to Pålsjö forest and Pålsjö castle and just walked around and took pictures of the beautiful sights. Then we went to Sofiero castle and walked around in the garden. After I had promised my love we would go to a mall to get “gräddbullar”. There used to be a place called Gräddbullerian which made really nice ones in tons of different flavors but they had aperantly closed 🙁
In the evening we went to a really cool tapas restaurant called Pinchos. It’s decorated in a circus theme and you order everything trough an app on your phone. You can even pay for the dinner trough your phone. I wish more restaurants would try this concept, It’s just so simple and it feels really 2017.
On Monday morning we went back to Copenhagen, It was a very windy but very cozy ferry ride. I’m usually not a fan of ferrys, I feel the slightest little move from the boat and I hate feeling unstable and out of control (what a hakuna matata life I do lead, huh?). The ferry between Helsingør and Helsingborg however, Is really nice because its only 20 minutes and I feel close to land the whole ride.
Monday wasn’t just any day. It was exactly one year ago since me and Bogdan became a couple. As the hopeless romantic that I am I put a lot of pressure on days like that and it obviously bounds for disaster.
Tired from our trip we ended up having a huge fight as soon as we got home. There is something about important days that always makes people argue. I’ve heard most people have a huge argument when they get engaged or when they just got married. We put so much pressure on ourselves those days to be so happy and everything should be so sparkly perfect that we end up loosing it. We did make up again and we ended up having a really cozy evening. We cooked dinner together and wathced the Office until we fell asleep.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my weekend. I haven’t written so much before about my days and what I’m doing and it felt a little strange but I hope It’s interesting to read and not too rambling. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think!