I was in Copenhagen over the past weekend and in the earlier part of the week, together with my uncle, who was in Europe for a short visit. The city made it to my list of favourite places in the world – everything was so delightfully artsy and hip (do people still use this word?) and I loved every bit of it. Personal experience led me to realize that it was better to discover a city without having high prior expectations, and it was only after doing a bit of travelling myself that I started to discover what I really wanted to gain out of these travels. There’s a lot of talk about wanderlust floating around on the internet and I used to tell myself that I wanted to go out and see the world and everything that it has to offer. It was only after I got thrown into that world that I realized that what I thought I wanted didn’t really match up to what I really needed. Travelling shouldn’t be a checklist of places and sights that we have to strike out as quickly as possible, but rather, a collection of eye-opening experiences and discoveries that help you to grow with every new adventure that you take. I’m thankful that I got the chance to embark on a few of such adventures, and I do hope that there will be many more to come.
Self-reflection and personal thoughts aside, Copenhagen was definitely an experience that I hope I will get to relive again in the near future. I was lucky to have my uncle with me, and being every bit of the artist that he is, he knew exactly where to go and which spots to see during our 3-4 day stay. Freetown Christiania is definitely a must-go, and I enjoyed discovering cafes and street art in the neighbourhood of Vesterbro where I was staying. Be sure to drop by the flea market at Onkel Danny’s Plads if you are in the city on a Sunday. We got lucky and found it by pure coincidence.
Here are my favourite snaps of Copenhagen. Enjoy!