Hello all, I am back with another travel blog post about my first ever solo trip to Copenhagen, Denmark which for the purposes of length will be split into three parts!
I have been itching to go on a solo trip for the longest time just to see how it is and tick it off my bucket list. I decided to just go for it and book it once I was able to finally get time off from my latest job thanks to Skyscanner. I was excited after booking but as the date loomed closer I did feel a little nervous about it.
*Fast forward to Tuesday 23rd October*
My flight was an early morning flight in comparison to my Amsterdam flight so I arrived in Copenhagen at about 12pm. I stayed at the Profils Mercur Hotel which was a 15-minute train ride from the airport and well within Copenhagen’s city centre. Since my check-in time was at 3 pm I had some time to kill so I found myself a local Burger King to grab a quick bite to eat and also took the opportunity to pick up my Copenhagen card and assess the area surrounding the hotel.
After checking into my hotel for a much-needed rest, wig change and quick face beat, I was ready to get cracking on with my initial but very ambitious itinerary. Mind you it was around 4 pm (most attractions close at 5 or 6 during October), the first stop of this Copenhagen holiday was the Ny Glyptotek. The Ny Glyptotek showcased a variety of both ancient and modern art based on the personal collection of its founder Carl Jacobsen (a brewer who also founded the infamous Carlsberg beer). I spent most of my time in the ancient art section which showcased art from Egyptian, Greek and Roman times. The modern art section showcases native Danish art which I didn’t get a chance to see is worth having a look for anyone who decides to visit and don’t forget to take a break in the gardens located with the Glyptotek that were really pretty!. Now by the time I had finished touring Glyptotek to my satisfaction, it was already 5:30 meaning there was no point going to a majority of the attractions on my itinerary. Luckily, I downloaded the Copenhagen card app where it was able to show me attractions close to me that a free with the card based on my location. I was also able to corroborate the closing times and I stumbled upon the Kunsthal Charlottenborg which closed at 8 so off I went. The Kunsthal Charlottenborg is a large building with a vast exhibition space for contemporary art from different artists located within Europe. The two main exhibitions on display when I went were from Alicja Kwade (Out of Ousia) and the Bjarke Ingels Group (Big Art). Both collections were rather intriguing and appealing to the eye and carefully put together most definitely.
It was well after 8 by the time I got back to my hotel and I was starving so a quick outfit change and full-on makeup look were needed whilst I decide which restaurant to eat at to get a discount using my Copenhagen card. I ended up choosing Cock and Crows in the Tivoli Good Hall which was a 3-minute walk from my hotel. The food was very reasonably priced and I enjoyed the curly fries and pint of beer but the BBQ chicken wings were on the underwhelming side and quite dry. I also forgot to redeem my 10% discount because I was so focused on eating the good. The overall experience was pretty average and standard it felt similar to when I go out to eat in a restaurant by myself in London. I decided to take a short stroll after dinner to get a flavour of the nightlife and to be more familiar with the roads and area surrounding the infamous Tivoli Gardens. Mind you it was pretty cold and windy and the wind was battling with my wig so I decided to make my way back to the hotel. On my way back I stopped for a cheeky pint at a pub close to my hotel which gave me an opportunity to check football results and see that my beloved United lost to Juventus. I was beginning to feel the effects of all the pints I had consumed so once I arrived at the hotel this was the perfect time for me to wash my face and sleep in preparation for the long day of sightseeing I had ahead of me.
Until next time stay tuned for Part 2
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