When I was young I had a book called the Sad Little Mermaid…well actually I still have it!
Since then I’ve been fascinated with mermaids and love the films Splash and The Little Mermaid. So when looking for a city break where else could I choose, but the home of Hans Christian Andersen the author of The Little Mermaid. I booked the flight and hotel through Expedia UK and stayed at the Island Hotel.
I’m not a typical “see everything in the guidebook” type of tourist, I like to wander about without much of a plan. But I had to visit the Little Mermaid and Hans Christian Andersen statues and go to Nyhavn. I hired a “gobike” and peddled around. Here’s a quick glimpse of my weekend.
I’d heard about a place in Copenhagen called Christiania, I didn’t know a lot about it other than it was a “freetown” and worth a visit. It was somewhat of a surprise to smell cannabis as soon as I walked though this entrance….
I found Christiania peaceful and felt perfectly safe to wander about, even if I was told off by a man in a ski mask at “Pusher Street” for taking this photo…well I had walked right past a “no photo” sign and didn’t spot the one on the wall!
There’s some great graffiti art in Christiania.
The homes look rustic on the outside, I imagine scandi-chic within.
I didn’t manage to book a table at Noma…but I did get Smorrebrod.
I still want to be a mermaid, and with cheap flights from Norwegian Air I throughly recommend a quick trip to Denmark. I’m now hoping to visit all the Nordic countries.
Which nordic country would you visit?
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