27 Jul

As I mentioned in my last post, Ben and I went to Copenhagen, Denmark to celebrate our anniversary. This was the first time either of us spent a vacation in a European city, so it was pretty exciting.

The city was lovely. From what we saw it was clean, easy to navigate, and friendly. It was amazing to see a city that was overwhelmingly bicycle-friendly, too. Supposedly a third of the population of Copenhagen commutes by bike and we certainly saw everything from casually dressed tourists to men and women in business dress and fancy shoes.

We did not have any specific plans for our time there and mostly walked around the city for the two days. We saw a lot, but didn’t necessarily do a lot. We did manage to pass/see Tivoli Gardens, The Little Mermaid, Kastellet Fort, City Hall Square, Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen Opera House, and Christiania.

We were warned ahead of time that it was a bit of an expensive city and found this to be true. We ended up not doing too much that actually required money, but we did treat ourselves to a very nice dinner at the Brewpub on our anniversary. The food was amazing and they offered beer menus that matched beers with your specific courses for a complementary taste.

We also saw The Dark Knight Rises while we were there. This may seem like an odd thing to do while on vacation, but it was actually the best way for us to see it in English. From what we have found, unlike Moonrise Kingdom, a movie this big would only be found dubbed in theaters here. In Copenhagen, it was subtitled in Danish so we could still watch it in English.

Which leads me to one of the nicest things about the trip: how English-friendly Copenhagen is. I don’t think we encountered a single person who did not speak English and there appeared to be no ill-will towards us for requiring it. I was always nervous about the idea of traveling to a city in which English was not the first language and Moscow did nothing to change those feelings. Copenhagen, though, reminded me that Moscow is special.

Here are some photos. Enjoy!

4 Responses to “Copenhagen!”

  1. Victor Tribunsky July 27, 2012 at 20:26 #

    Yes, this is beautiful city. You are lucky 🙂

  2. kevinwortman July 27, 2012 at 21:51 #

    Great pictures! I’m glad you guys had fun.


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