Denmark

Copenhagen Street Food

For a complete cultural food experience in Denmark, head over to Papirøen Copenhagen Street Food. From the outside, it looks like an abandoned warehouse, but inside it is food truck heaven with cuisines from all over the world! Since living in Copenhagen, we have gone several times in warmer and cooler weather; and while both are great there is a very large outdoor seating area on the canal with exquisite views of the the Royal Residences, Royal Library, and the Opera House that is best enjoyed in warm sunshine! These outdoor areas can also be utilized during colder temperatures, but definitely stay near the heat lamps! There is also plenty of seating indoors as well. The photo above is taken from the outdoor seating area at Papirøen Street Food–how beautiful?!

Once inside, you’ll snake around all the different rows of food trucks until you find one you like! To name a few, there is Mexican, Italian, Korean, Chinese, Brazilian, American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Danish, and even vegetarian options! The prices range from 80-120DKK. In addition to food, there are trucks serving coffee, cocktails, beers on tap, and desserts!

Our personal favorites include the Brazilian churrasco and the Chinese crispy duck, and of course- Oreo Cheesecake!

Also, it’s a popular place to go during happy hour, with a live DJ and music pumping through the whole building. It’s definitely a locals place to go, but shouldn’t be missed by tourists visiting Copenhagen!

 

 

 

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A Guide to More Places in Denmark

We’ve told you about Mons Klint and also our new home and things to do in previous posts, so I’ll add to these and tell you a little about Roskilde, Denmark! A short train ride from Copenhagen is the town of Roskilde, most famous for its UNESCO-listed gothic cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum. The Viking Ship Museum was probably our favorite, as it features five 11th-century viking ships that were excavated and pieced back together with great care, they now are on display at this museum.

In addition, Roskilde also has pedestrian-friendly streets filled with great shopping and restaurants to complete this charming little town’s look!

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LA Dreamin’

Daylight Savings Time was this past Sunday in Denmark (and most of Europe), meaning the sun is now setting at approximately 4:30pm, soon to be 3:30pm in a month or so. Not to mention the coolness of fall is well underway and temperatures are only dropping! So, in light of this adjustment, below are some pictures of the forever warm and sunny Los Angeles, our home away from home 😉

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Day Trip to Mons Klint

Mons Klint is a beautiful nature area in Southeastern Denmark that features natural cliffs made of chalk aka limestone. They are exquisite because they are the tallest cliffs in Denmark and they border the Baltic Sea, making for a beautiful view. To get down to the cliffs, you must climb 500 stairs down, and then 500 more to get back to the top. It is a bit of a climb but it’s definitely worth it!! See pics below…
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There are also some other things you can do at Mons Klint as well! Read more about it here!

Bike City, Denmark

Copenhagen’s bicycle culture is world famous and has been strong for over a century, making Copenhagen the Bike City. It’s very apparent, if you have ever visited, that biking is a way of life for many, many Copenhageners. As an American, the thought of the American people biking in the way the Danes do is so unfathomable, as a result I have become slightly obsessed with passing bicycles…EVERYWHERE….

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***Disclaimer, I had a bike and was so excited to be in a city where I could ride virtually anywhere! This was until I fell victim to the popular crime in Copenhagen that is bike theft…..

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Our New Home – Copenhagen, Denmark

It has been exactly 2 weeks since we landed in our new home of Copenhagen, Denmark (wow! time flies..) While we have spent this time adjusting to our new way of life, we have had some amazing adventures already.

Our first few days we spent exploring the city center and getting acclimated. The weather wasn’t too bad for a Copenhagen standard (a little misty and rainy at times) so we made the most of it and set out exploring! Among the many attractions, places, and things we have done so far here in Copenhagen I have listed 3 below, but the list could go on!

1) Christianborg Slot – a must-see, Slot is the Danish term for Castle. This is the home of the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative Branches of the Danish government. This is the only place in the world where you can find all three branches of government housed under the same roof!

You may ask, why should i see it? Well, that’s because you can take a free climb to the top, and see a beautiful 360 city-scape of Copenhagen. If you look in the first photo below, you can see the gold spheres at the top of the peak, right under that is where you can view the city. The tour is unguided and you do not need tickets.

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2) City Canal Tours – Copenhagen is a major port city, so by taking a canal tour you can view all of the main attractions, for around 20USD! The tour is about 45 minutes long and each attraction is explained to you along with a mini history lesson.

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3) The Little Mermaid Statue – another top attraction, she is known to be “The most photographed woman in all of Denmark” 🙂

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Who We Are and Why We’re Here…

Welcome!!

We are an engaged couple who came across the opportunity to move abroad in Denmark, so we jumped at what most would call the “Opportunity of A Lifetime”. To make the most of this exciting venture, we decided to document our travels and use our creative juices to share our lives with friends, family, and social media—so, here we are!

We live on the East and West coasts of the U.S. and are new residents of Denmark. We will be traveling all over Europe (and other various locations) so we will share our photos, thoughts, tips, and miscellaneous interests with you.

Below are a few photos of us!

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Thank you for visiting our page, much more to come. Enjoy our blog!!!