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1. Posted by andarts (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

Through a tip off from a friend, a weekend break was on the cards. A cheap, early morning, Easyjet flight got us straight in. A quick train ride and we'd hit the capital in minutes.

We found ourselves a hostel next door to the station, which was cheap, had clean sheets, AND free porn. Sweet. Dumped the bags, and that’s lunch.

Wondering the streets, it became apparent this city was quite something. Copenhagen is packed with a ridiculous number of girls, cool urban fashion shops, eye-catching architecture and far too many hot dogs stalls (which, we both became addicted to, having the cravings similar to a crack addict looking for his next fix, on our return to England).

Sampling the typical Danish lunch of an 'open sandwich' with a beer, and then an ample measure of peach schnapps proved the 'norm' at 1pm here. I had no complaints. This place had a fire ticking over in the corner, dark oak floors, moody lighting, smooth Tuborg, and comfy, well worn leather seating. My kind of place. Over the next few hours, we'd both became well accustomed to the Danish way about things.

Snacking off the abundance of hot dog stalls, we headed on out to sample the night life. There was plenty going on about town, so ventured a little further. The underground train network led us to a rather 'hardcore' rock club, held in a warehouse deep in one of Copenhagen's less attractive suburbs. Using our English charm, we quickly became friends with various band members, before blagging entry into the ‘after show party’ (at which they promptly ran out of beer, so we left).

The next day we realized there isn't actually much to do here, unless you are drinking Tuborg. This is a city with minimal tourist amenities (Tivoli was shut, little mermaid is over rated), so we made a plan. To hire bikes. And what a plan. We made the most of being typical 'brits abroad on cheap hired bikes', and we both relived our youth for the remainder of the afternoon.

I'm a big fan of Copenhagen. There’s plenty going on in the evenings and its filled with kind, helpful people. Fantastic beer is on tap, and overall there's a good friendliness about the place.

2. Posted by andarts (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

50 views and not a single comment?:(

3. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 10y

More details and photos to illustrate the story, please. This is way too general in my opinion. I'd specially like to find out more about that rock club...

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5. Posted by andarts (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

Photos etc can be seen in my blog, which I can't seem to post here, check my profile for the link

6. Posted by smackerszj (Full Member 94 posts) 10y

what was better in denmark the women or hot dogs?

7. Posted by andarts (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

Women eating hot dogs.

8. Posted by ozman (Full Member 118 posts) 10y

I can't believe that you missed Christiania! That was definitely the highlight of my trip to Copenhagen.

9. Posted by andarts (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

We did; we went through it on bikes

10. Posted by AnnaKaren (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

It's funny reading a review of your own city... But I think you did a great job, made Copenhagen justice :)

You're totally right that the Mermaid is overrated, personally I don't see why Denmark is promoting the little Mermaid so much cause she really is very small! I once saw some japaneese tourist visiting Denmark and just like you they all liked the hotdog stalls more than the little maermaid!

Tivoli is great fun once a year in the summer but that's all, I wouldn't say it's something you HAVE to see if you're in Copenhagen for a weekend but maybe that's because I live here and have been there 20 times...

I'm glad you rented bikes, that's a great way to get round Copanhagen and most Copenhageners ride bikes themselves (including me), it's a lot easier to get round!

And about Christiania, I've only been there once myself and I hate the place... There's been a lot of talking about Christiania whether it should be cleared, in my opinon they could clear the entire place and build houses where everyone can live!
But I guess it's a great place if you smoke...