- commentary by Madie -
Hello Denmark!!! (Tack! ... oops, that actually means thanks in Danish) This morning we finally arrived in Copenhagen and we are so excited! This trip was slightly random but completely necessary, then again I believe every travel opportunity is necessary. I have this thing where I check travel websites more than I do social media. And back in July I saw $400 round trip, no stops flight tickets to Copenhagen. It wasn't even a question in my mind if I was going or not so immediately I called up my best friend and asked her if she wanted to come with me. It didn't take much to convince Madie either - of course. Fifteen minutes after finding the tickets we made our purchase. (I was actually on my ten minute break at work when this happened, said HELL YES, and then ate a bite of my sandwich and went back to work) And together (along with my mom and dad who decided to join along) we have been looking forward to this trip ever since! Today was our first day in Denmark. We took our first day a bit slow due to everyone's extreme cases of jet lag (and my almost diagnosis with strep throat and sinus infection) but the day was amazing regardless. After departing the airport we nestled into the apartment we selected from AirBnB. My mom and I are convinced the owner of the apartment is a former Liverpool soccer player but like no confirmation yet so don't get too excited. (He is, it sounds cooler) Once we were all set, Madie and I wandered into the city center. (We walked over 6 miles) We spent the afternoon exploring little shops, boutiques and little cafés. Our new favorite place for drinks (and debatably better than Starbucks) is a place called Joe & the Juice. We love it. And yes we are suckers for the cute pink cups. (7th different coffee shop of the day, coffee shop = free wifi, warmth and bathrooms. Turns out Scandinavians aren't particularly known for their food, so we've been sipping our weight in chai teas and hot cocoa) After getting to know the city a bit more (AKA ordering two large pizzas when we wanted two slices because danish is hard) we headed over to The Royal Theatre to watch The Royal Danish Ballet's performance of Swan Lake + New Works. It was phenomenal! Madie and I were legit in awe (and in food coma) of the ballerina's technique considering we have both danced Swan Lake and know first hand how crazy hard the routines are. Major stars in the eyes moment. And now here we are back at our apartment (lying in Albeta's One Direction pillows and playing on Jonathan's swivel stools) . Pretty low key day I tell ya but hey we are in Denmark and we are absolutely loving it. (Did I mention we are sleeping in bunk beds... again!?) xx, m.