Nothing is rotten in the state of Denmark
Our flight to Copenhagen on Friday was very early and since we couldn’t check into our apartment until 4:15pm, most of that day was spent in cafes and on park benches as we still had to carry our luggage. After a well needed nap in the flat, we found a grocery store and picked up supplies for supper and our breakfasts. The champagne was in celebration of my 10 year anniversary with Stewart, and even though we were not together, we had a Skype chat later that night and we will celebrate when I get home at the end of the month.
We decided to go on a hop on hop off bus tour the next day. It took a little over an hour to make the complete loop and gave you a sense of the neighborhoods in this beautiful city. Afterwards we walked down Strøget, the longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe. It is a real mix of high end stores, mid range and North American stores along with cafes, fast food outlets and souvenir shops. We went into sephora in Illum and had a great lunch at the Royal Cafe.
The Royal Cafe is in a courtyard tucked away just off of Strøget and where they serve smushies, small Danish open faced sandwiches. Everything is served on porcelain from Royal Copenhagen, which has its own shop next door. I bought a blue and white tea cup as a souvenir.
We walked through Christianshavn, which is very reminiscent of Amsterdam. We stopped at the Church of our Saviour to see the tower and then headed on into Vesterbro, along H. C. Andersen Blvd.
Supper that night was amazing. On the recommendation of one of Andrew’s friends we got reservations at Nam Nam, the Singapore eatery opened by Danish celebrity chef Claus Meyer, who also co-owns Noma, voted the best restaurant in the world.
It’s only been open for 6 weeks and it is a foodie dream. Prices are very reasonable and they encourage you to share the dishes. We had pepper crayfish, shrimp spring rolls and flying cheese, followed by beef rendang, free range pork BBQ and onion rack of lamb. The drinks were so good too, a mango mixed drink followed by the best mojito ever made.
As you can see we’re having a great time in Copenhagen. Next post will feature our boat tour and my favourite area, Nyhavn.