"When we land it will be a lovely 7 degrees!" Freezing we both thought! We were very excited to be landing in Copenhagen after a long flight (that actually went quite quickly)
We got through customs and to the baggage claim with ease - our bags arrived and didn't get lost which was an ever better feeling!
Next it was time to find the train station to catch the train into Copenhagen Grand Central Station. Lucky the ticket machine could be switched to English or we probably would still be there staring at the machine trying to work out the Danish words. It was actually very easy and we managed to find the train and station with no problems. The train came and a lady popped out and said something in Danish about the train - she was scary and Kris didn't like speaking to her! We found our seats ... Well not 'our' seats but seats with no people in them. We couldn't read Danish but could work out that they were reserved - nethertheless we didn't move and didnt get asked to move. Next came the best part of the trains here ... The WHISTLE!! Kayla loved it and yes, Kris thought She was ridiculous! We didn't have many stops until our station and just enjoyed the view - we were both stuffed.
When we arrived we were greeted by the site of bicycles as far as the eye could see ... We had never seen so many bikes in all our lives!!
Kris managed to find out where our hotel was ... It was sooooo far away - in the next street!! Lol We arrived at The Grand Hotel in Copenhagen greeted by a welcoming Dane and a lovely reception area. We weren't able to check in at that moment, but we didn't press the matter and didn't really mind having to go out and explore the city! Hard lives we had!
We got a map, had our camera in hand, sprayed deodorant and decided what direction to go.
After exploring Copenhagen we found our way to Nyhavn. Wow!! We were so excited to see the colourful buildings, they are truely picturesque. The photos speak for themselves!
Next, it was time to go and see The Little Mermaid - about time!! Again, we were so excited to see it and we got to see some beautiful old buildings along the way.
We then arrived at the Gefion Fountain ... The story is pretty amazing so please make sure you all Google it. The fountain is pretty amazing too!
Down by the water we went following the tourist buses full of people and the masses of people. All we felt was pure excitement. This was a dream of Kayla's.
It was everything we dreamed and we were surprised how easy it was to get a photo! After our photos, we were freezing and all we wanted was coffee to warm us up. Conveniently a coffee cart opened up. We bought our coffee and continued walking and exploring the city.
As we walked through the gardens we spotted gorgeous flowers and buildings that you need to see to believe.
Kayla did also spot a massive hill and all she could think was - "How amazing would this hill be to roll down?!" Kris insisted that she would fall into the water, but she was convinced that she needed to try. Lucky Kayla couldn't find out where to go!
Being the inquisitive souls that we are, we spotted a huge green roof down the road and had to know what it was. Needless to say we went in that direction and explored the huge building - the Marmor Kirken!
We headed to the Copenhagen Museum next, but could only think about Danish pastries. We decided to go and find the bakery that we passed earlier that day. We just wanted was to eat a Danish in Denmark! Her dreams came true - thanks Kris!
We were stuffed! The museum was very interesting but our feet ached, our eyes were red and we needed to sit down. So we decided to take our chances and head back to our hotel to see if we could check in. The nice man at the desk said our room was ready - showers here we come!!
After a few hours of rest, a nice, hot shower and time to catch up on all the Twitter and Facebook news, we made a plan of attack and decided to head out, have dinner and go to Tivoli.
We found a restaurant near Tivoli, only a short stroll away from our hotel. It was a steak and salad bar type place with homemade drinks and big barrels in the middle of the restaurant. Dinner was very eventful - we had no idea how to order, but luckily enough for us the menu was also in English! We were given a card where we had to fill out your own order and the waiter would collect it and give it to the chef. We deciphered the menu and ordered an amazing steak dinner - it was exactly what we needed after eating nothing but aeroplane meals for the past day.
After dinner on to Tivoli we went ... Pictures say a thousand words
It was different to what Kayla thought, but it had just rained so everything looked so green and fresh! We lasted a couple of hours but we were exhausted from our busy day and decided to have an early night, ready for our exciting day ahead ... The BIG Surprise!!
We loved Copenhagen and we think it is a place everyone should visit at least once in their lives! It really is an underrated city in Europe!