09 MayDay 3: Copenhagen

Day 1 and 2 were just a blur.

I am in Copenhagen with my girlfriends Melissa and Vicki visiting Vicki’s sister, Zaza, who lives here. We’ve literally been going nonstop since we landed at 8 am local time on Saturday. Truth be told, Melissa, Vicki and Zaza are still on the go. I, on the other hand, snuck back to the apartment for a few hours to myself.

Here are some pictures from my first three days in the order they were taken:

Not bad for three ladies heading to Scandinavia for two weeks.

We drove to the airport on my birthday so my girlfriends got me cupcakes for the ride!

Our home away from home while in Copenhagen.

Artist at Nyhavn ("New Harbor")


Operaen (the Copenhagen Opera House) one of the most modern opera houses in the world.

Changing of the guard at Amalienborg Palace.

Statue of the Norse Goddess Gefion.

The Little Mermaid Statue - symbolizes the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

Traditional windmill at Kastellet (military area).

International language of cupcakes!

Cold drinks...

...at the Ice Bar.

Staying warm at the Ice Bar!

Staying warm during happy hour!

Self-guided tour through The Old Carlsberg Brewery.

I always say "a good tour should end with an ice cold beer." You get two here with the price of admission!

We had dinner with Melissa's second cousin, her husband and their son at their home in Sweden (15 minute train ride). It was the first time Melissa and her cousin met.

An after dinner walk in the Swedish countryside.

On Monday we had a traditional Danish smorgasbord for lunch.

With a snap of Aquavit.

One entrance into Christiania, a collectively run 'hippie' village within the city.

Another entrance. We walked through the neighborhood, but no pics allowed on "Pusher Street". I wonder why?!?

So much more to see and so much more to do! Tomorrow we will start exploring the areas around Copenhagen. This weekend we will visit more of Melissa’s relatives in southern Sweden and then take a train to Stockholm where we will spend four days before flying home. So stay tuned!