When you only have 36 hours in Copenhagen you hit the ground running. After 4.5 hours and 10 days in Morocco I was ready to be back in Europe. Denmark is very americanized. They love Hollywood and speak English everywhere so I immediately felt at home. Since it was my first time in Copenhagen I planned a busy day and a half of sightseeing in exchange for no sleep. We bought tickets to see Cabaret at the Det Kongelige Teater. I’d never seen Cabaret in English but it was an exquisite experience spending an evening at the Danish opera. I understood absolutely nothing they were saying besides the songs they were singing in English, but the performance was so powerful it kept me entertained. During the first intermission we walked out onto the balcony to catch a glimpse of downtown Copenhagen. I didn’t have a camera on me so the pictures I posted from my phone don’t do the view justice. After the opera we headed to Cafe Victor. We spotted it by accident walking around the neighborhood. I saw a street that reminded me of NYC so we wandered around it looking for a restaurant to have dinner. Cafe Victor is very trendy and posh. It was full of beautiful people drinking beautiful cocktails enjoying the beautiful nightlife. Yes, everything was beautiful. Definitely one of my favorite places in Copenhagen. We had an early morning so decided to have a drink and call it a night. Although Uber works in CPH we rented a car which was the fastest and easiest way to get around. Public transportation and metros are convenient and work just as well.
The next day we found a street fair and hungout with the locals. Everything closes early on Sunday’s so we had limited options. There were lots of people hanging out and dancing to live music at the fair so we partook in the activities, too. Afterward I wanted to see Tivoli Gardens. At the time I didn’t realize it was a theme park, but when in Copenhagen, do like the Danes do! We rode every ride in the park. I love adrenaline rushes and roller coaters. We had so much fun. I was on my way to Greece the next morning so we went back to the hotel to pack. It was a sad farewell after traveling with my partner in crime for a month together, but he was off to meet a friend in Italy, and I was on my way to celebrate my birthday in Mykonos.
If you are not familiar with Denmark it is one of the safest and cleanest countries in Europe. With so many eco friendly natives and bicyclist it promotes healthy living. The people here are said to be the most free spirited and calm as well. Its a good balance of Europe meets North America. If you are a resident of the United States and afraid to make the leap across the pond Copenhagen might be the right place for your first international adventure.