So my flight was moved back a day due to “technical difficulties” so I had basically two days in New York. Since I didn’t have a whole lot else to do, I decided to ride around on the subway for most of the day, while doing some work.
The flight was a bit more “budget” than the one I took to London. It didn’t come with a blanket and pillow. Very disappointing. I was sitting next to a cute girl, but there was an open row where I could lay down and sleep, so I snagged that right at the beginning of the flight. Priorities, ya know?
The Copenhagen train system is very easy, and I found my hostel without an issue (arrived around 1pm). It was a small place, but pleasant, and in one of those artsy neighborhoods where if you stood still long enough in a clean shirt you’d probably get graffitied.
I worked for a couple hours, then realized I was low on battery. Most of my day was spent trying to get a US to European outlet adapter. I did not get one. But I did walk through the main drag of Copenhagen with all their shops and whatnot and saw a lot of those things that people like to see. Then I went to bed early, because sleeping on the plane was not super effective.
I ventured out once again the next morning to find my charger. But nothing opens until 9:30 or 10 in Denmark, so I wandered around for a while first. I met a duck in a park that did not seem to believe me when I said I did not have any bread.
I also went to the The National Gallery of Denmark, Rosenburg Castle, and the Botanical Gardens that morning.
Anyways, I found a charger. Yay! But people kept talking to me like I understood Dutch. I either need to learn Dutch or buy a USA sweatshirt. But I can’t find any here. They all say “Denmark” or “Copenhagen.”
I took the scenic route back and went by a tower with an art exhibit in it. I didn’t really know what it was, so this is the thing I took a picture of. It was weird blocks. The other exhibit was from the secret Stasi facilities during the cold war. Not as interesting as the blocks and weird sheep.
I walked by Christiansborg Palace and some other famous stuff I should have taken pictures of instead of those blocks. Then I walked down Nyhavn since it has been my wallpaper for the past month. It looks like the wallpaper. You can buy a beer and walk down the docks, but I didn’t do that because I’m not a sucker.
I didn’t really buy anything, including food, because 1) Copenhagen is expensive and 2) Krones are like 6:1 to dollars, which makes things seem expensive. I don’t like paying 50 of something for anything, especially lunch (even though it’s less than $10).
Also, everyone in Copenhagen bikes everywhere.
I went back to the hostel and got a bunch of work done. They have a 2 for 1 happy hour to encourage social interaction, so I just orderd 2 beers and double-fisted while I worked for an hour. There were a bunch of people in there doing some kind of photoshoot that was supposed to be artsy but I’m sure was actually just garbage.
At around 11pm I decided I didn’t want to try to take an 8-10 hour train+ferry ride to Berlin, so I booked tickets on a 7am flight to Berlin and went to bed.