Whole review of København
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Ok, to start with, I know it's already 2010 and it's been almost 3 years since I went to København. But I umm, thought it may be a cool idea to put up a blog about the trip after all.
Let's just get to the beginning: It was after work that I kinda realised I needed a vacation. I was waiting for my ferry to arrive and it was a clear sunny day. I looked up and saw several airplanes flying through the sky. It just struck me, I wanted to fly away for the weekend. So on my way back home, I thought of several destinations to go to. København was one of the city's I thought up and started browsing the web for information. The same day, I was convinced it had to be great city. Since I always like to think twice about plans like these, I went to bed to think it over. But I just couldn't sleep. The only thing I could think of, was København.
So the next day, whe I got back from work again, I went online to find a hotel there and found one which had a great offer. Second, I looked at travel possibilities. Before I even knew it, I booked a flight and made my hotel reservation. In less than two weeks I'd leave for København. The next day I asked for a day off at work. They askes me for a reason and I told them I booked a weekend away, they were completely surprised, I still remember the look on the face of my supervisor. I'm usually not so impulsive, you see?
On my own I went to Schiphol airport, checked in and started waiting for my flight. The fact I arrived 3 hours early didn't matter. There was no stress, just relaxing. The plae arrived, we all boarded and I set off on my firt solo-trip to another country. Truth be told, I was thrilled when we were up i the air. After a while I landed and got off. Took the train to the city and when I arrived it all just got so..so..so real. Before all that it was kinda like a dream. First thing I did was to get at the hotel, checked in and went up to me room. A small one-person room, but with all the luxury I needed...a bed, a desk and my own bathroom. I didn't need more. I unpacked and went straight down to the tourist information...well, I needed a ma, didn't I? It was only 3 o'clock, so I started walking whilst studying the map. I found a few remarkable places and marked them. That first day I walked for about 6 hours and so far had only seen the center of the city. I returned to my hotel, after having a meal in a restaurant I stumbled on. Not really Danish, for it was an Australian restaurant. O well, it's a holiday, time to try some new things. It ended up in being a great meal. Although, I did notice that when you're eating alone in a restaurant, people tend to stare at you. But I didn't mind. Back in the hotel, I went to the hotel bar to see if I could meet some people, other travellers. I had a wonderful conversation with a man from Norway, who's been going to København every year since 2000. He told me loved the city and showed me some spots on the map I definitely had to go to. So, I marked more spots on the map and went back to sleep. The next day would be another day of strolling around in the city.
Got up early and went into town. First thing I planned was walking towards the statue of the Little Mermaid. I kinda made a mistake in it's location, cause I only found it after uhm, a 3 hour walk. But none the less, I enjoyed the walk, since I was walking through the whole city. On the way back, I also went up to the Round Tower for a fantastic view of the city. I stayed up there for over an hour, trying to find my way from above. After this visit, I watched a few street entertainers and enjoyed them, they were doing some great tricks. There was one guy, who was a great juggler. His show lasted for about 30minutes, but since I missed the start of it, I followed him to his new location and watched his next show. After this show, I came up to him and started a conversation. He turned out to be a professional performer, and this was his idea of having a holiday. Still working, but in cities around the world. I even ended up having dinner with the man and his girlfriend and we shared our stories.
In the evening I decided I wanted to see the city by night...well..or at least when it's dark. At 11 o'clock I left the hotel and took a train/metro towards the statue of the Little Mermaid, for it would be my starting point. Well, what can I say? I expected a bit more from København by night, it was mostly dark throughout the city, not as great as it was during the daytime. Still, after a 2 hour walk I went to bed satisfied. It would be my last night in København.
Day 3: departure
Last day, so I checked out early and went back into town. Enjoyed some cups of coffee and went up to the Round Tower once more. A last view of København before I'd go.
I took the train towards the airport, checked in and then the waiting started. At the airport I sat down at the bar and had another coffee. A woman who was sitting next to me, started asking me some questions. She noticed I was travelling alone and we had a great conversation about travelling. She was a teacher at a University in England and on a businesstrip. Her flight left earlier than mine, so I was alone once more. Kinda surprised by the fact she 'just started' talking to me, I decided to do the same to a person next to me. Turned out I met another man who was on the way to Amsterdam. Except he wasn't going home, it was the start of his holiday. Same plans like me...just go to a city, see what they have to offer and look around.
When I got back at the airport, I didn't expect to be picked up, but two of my friends waited for me at the arrivals. Haha, I was very, véry surprised by this.
Well...I'm sure I left out some great details. For instance, now I remember I stumbled upon the changing of the guards at the palace in København. But there are many more details, I'm sure. O well...I can say I had a great time during these 3 days. My first solo-trip, but certainly not the last one I'll ever make.