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It’s raining in Copenhagen

Stayed 2 nights in Copenhagen. It was early November, there were pretty autumn trees lining the street but the sky was always gloomy and it rained almost the whole day.

Late autumn
Such depressing feeling…
A lovely church in a park

The Danes were all very tall and they had long strides and walk very fast. There are bicycles everywhere. They commute by bicycle every day regardless the weather.


Commuting by bicycle even if it is raining
Bike sharing

Amalienborg Palace, the closest we got to the Royals in Denmark.



The Little Mermaid from the lovely fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen was one of Copenhagen’s most famous tourist attractions. The sculpture turned 100 in the year 2013. Perched on a rock in the water at the Langelinje Pier, she stares longingly towards the shore hoping to catch a glimpse of her beloved prince. Unfortunately, akin to the sad and poignant fairytale, the sculpture was victim to vandalism. Twice she lost her head, once her arm was sawed off and paint poured on her several times.

The Little Mermaid

One of the best lunch spots in Copenhagen got to be Torvehallerne. There are over 60 stands selling everything from fresh fish, meat, vegetables and fruits to gourmet chocolates, coffee, species and cheese. There are also food stalls to grab a quick bite and takeaways.





Nyhavn with the beautiful and colourful townhouses and old ships lined along the canal. Nyhavn was originally a commercial port where ships from around the world would dock. Today, they are dominated with classy restaurants entertaining people with jazz music and food. It was a pity I did not get the chance to enjoy much of it due to the heavy rain and the short daylight in late autumn.

Nyhavn at night


We entered the glittering shop – Greg Jensen at Str∅get and were being presented with glasses of champagne. “What’s the occasion?” “Oh, we are celebrating Friday!” Wow, isn’t this great? TGIF!!! 😀

Complete your visit with a tin of Danish butter cookies. Yumz.