Although this trip was kind of an afterthought, it fit in well as one last hurrah to finish of my month (can you believe it?) of traveling.
Tuesday, 8 September: After a long day of travel on Monday, I was excited to finally get out and explore Denmark. Per my dad’s suggestion, I purchased a Copenhagen Card, which allowed me free public transportation, meal discounts and free admission into highlight attractions. First, I took a canal tour starting in Nyhavn, where I saw highlights of the city from the water. After that, I went to the aquarium, which is one of the biggest in northern Europe. Finally, I went to Tivoli, one of the oldest theme parks in Europe. I didn’t go on any of the rides (probably for the better, some of them are over one hundred years old), but I enjoyed the atmosphere.
Wednesday, 9 September: I took a short walk to the Rosenberg Castle. I would have liked to go in, but couldn’t be bothered to pay for a locker. After that, I went to the Experimentarium, which was made out to be a fun, educational adventure for all ages, but it turned out to be a glorified children’s museum. On the bright side, Street Food (a collection of vendors) were right next door, so I took in the views of the harbor while having a bite to eat. My last two stops of the day were the National Museum and House of Amber, but of which weren’t a big fuss, but worth the quick tour.
Thursday, 10 September: I participated in a walking tour which took us to City Hall, Parliament, Nyhavn, the Royal Palace and more. The highlight of the tour was learning about Denmark’s history and understanding how far they’re come. I’ve heard great things about Scandinavian countries and Denmark resembles how prosperous that area is. Later, I met up with my friend, Jessica, at my hostel for a chat. I met her at the Arizona State pre-departure orientation back in April and she happened to be in Copenhagen for a few hours while I was. It was good to catch up on our crazy travels and get excited about university together!
On that note, this last month has been a roller coaster and I’m ready to have some more consistency in my life. After a few more hectic days, I will finally be settled down in my university flat and ready to start the “study” portion of my study abroad journey.
My next adventure: Amsterdam, Netherlands!
Photo by Nick Karvounis.