17.11.2011 - 20.11.2011
Denmark was very nice. It was probably the most “normal” place (or, familiar seeming) I have been so far. I went with Camille, Tori, Soojin, and Chi. But, Tori hung out with her Danish boyfriend the majority of the time, Soojin and Chi were a pair and Camille and I went our own way. The weather was pretty cloudy the whole time but it added to it’s charm!
One thing that I loved about Copenhagen was all of the bikers! Bikes were everywhere! It was cold during the time we were there but I could imagine it in the summer with all of the people pedaling around! Very quaint. However, even in the frigid temperatures, people were scooting around on their bikes.
Camille and I stayed with some awesome couch surfers there. They were soo nice and even made us food a few times!! Plus the guy gave us his bed. It was great.
Copenhagen had these amazing hotdog stands that sold hotdogs in a form similar to those of the “Puka Dogs” in Hawaii. The bun was more like a roll with a hollow part in the middle that the person would stick the hotdog in. They were delish! Camille and I made many visits!
The city was very cute. It’s on the water, and one of the streets was particularly famous and is usually seen on postcards. The buildings were very colorful. We also saw the statue of the Little Mermaid that was inspired and based on the novel! So, for me, being the Disney fanatic that I am, it was very exciting!
On Saturday, we did a full day bus tour that went north of Copenhagen where we caught a ferry into Sweden, stopped at few towns in Sweden, and took another ferry back into Copenhagen.
As we took our first ferry, on the coast somewhere in Denmark, we passed by the castle that was supposedly Shakespeare’s inspiration and setting of his play, Hamlet. So, I’m just going to believe that is true and go with it! Pretty neat!
The people of Sweden (Denmark too) were all very nice. At first when I walked into a café in Sweden, the girl at the counted greeted us with what sounded like “Hey! Hey!”. At first I just thought that this one girl was full of enthusiasm or having a good day or something. But, after about the third place we walked into and were greeted all the same, I came to realize this was how they said hello in Swedish. I found it pretty amusing.
Swedish meatballs. Of course I had to buy them!! But, it was a little disappointing because apparently meatballs are not some specialty in Sweden. But, I bought and ate some anyway. At a restaurant for lunch I ordered moose! It was delish.
After we got back from Sweden, Camille and I went and saw the new “Twilight” movie!! Yes, ok, embarrassing, but it was a lot of fun! And, it was just super exciting in general to go to a movie theater for the first time since going to Europa! Denmark (and the majority of Europe in general) has a lot of “Kebob” places to eat. We went to one and got this interesting looking pizza that Tori told us we had to get that resembled more of salad toppings than your typical marinara and cheese. It was good though.