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.