Copenhagen got off to a bad start. British Airways lost my sisterâ€™s bag. My sister is good at chucking tantrums so I thought there was going to be a nuclear melt down at the airport when she went to the baggage services desk. Her bag didnâ€™t make it on the plane and they couldnâ€™t tell her when it would arrive. She wasnâ€™t impressed about that.
We headed for the hotel by train and on the train, this weird kid was seated in front of us with his Dad. My sister assumed he was a bit possessed and said he was a Damien (unless youâ€™ve see the movie Omen , it wonâ€™t make sense). We couldnâ€™t stop laughing and giggling. His faced didnâ€™t change once and he just kept looking at us. My sister pretended she was playing with the camera and managed to snap a photo of him. I’m sure he was a nice kid.
We stayed at this designer hotel called the Fox where each room is designed by a well known designer. Our room was pretty cool. The bed stretched all the way from one side to the other. The bed was more than a metre high. The room was painted as a blue sky with clouds painted around. There was a flat screen LCD TV too. It was unlike anything Iâ€™d ever seen before in a hotel. It would have been nice to see the other rooms. Check out there site to see what I mean http://www.hotelfox.dk/rooms.html
We spent pretty much the whole day walking along the stretches of shops. Apparently Copenhagen is home to one of the longest stretches of shops in Europe. I was dead tired from waking up at 3:30am, so I wasnâ€™t up for it. Especially because the place is very expensive and I mean itâ€™s on par with London if not more expensive. I spent so much money there and I didnâ€™t buy a thing. I could have spent week in Europe for the amount I spent in three days in Copenhagen. We headed back home for a nap and thankfully Natâ€™s bag was waiting in the hotel reception for her.
I thought there were bikes in Amsterdam but I swear there is way more in Copenhagen and the whole place in general seems friendly to bikes. We hired a bike on the 2nd day and managed to cover a huge amount on the bike. It was definitely good value and saved us time and energy.
On Saturday night we went to this cool little club called the Culture Box because a DJ (Miss Kittin) that my sister likes was playing. We got there at 11pm and she wasnâ€™t on till 2am. By that time it was absolutely sardine-can packed and with no ventilation and no air con, it turned into the hottest night club Iâ€™ve ever been in. Literally my jeans were wet from the sweat. We couldnâ€™t stay any longer and only got to see half an hour of her set.
On our 2nd day we covered a huge amount of Copenhagen on our hire bike. Copenhagen is a very interesting place both visually and culturally. The architecture of all of the buildings around looked good and the large water canals always go along way to making a place look nice. Lots of the monuments or parts of buildings were made of metal alloy with Copper, which makes the metal turn green with age. Youâ€™ll see what I mean in the photos, lots of building had this effect.
Thereâ€™s this one area named Nyhavn that stretches along a canal with a different colour for each block of house and all in nice colours too. It has a whole range of restaurants, pubs and waffle joints right along it.
We went and saw the little mermaid statue. I read that the Mermaid is the symbol of Denmark and is their most popular tourist attraction. Itâ€™s a nice statue set against a nice back drop. Itâ€™s in the Langelinie area, which was very nice and had an interesting water feature of two bulls pulling a chariot.
On our last day we pretty much spent the whole day in the Tivoli amusement park http://www.tivoli.dk/. Itâ€™s located right in the middle of the city. Tivoli is a really nice park and itâ€™s worth it just to go in and have a look around. The place just has such a feeling of fun in the air every where. Itâ€™s really hard to explain but I wanted to be a young kid again freeloading off parents. Nat and I got an unlimited rides pass and headed straight for their high tech roller coaster named the Daemonen. With me being a wuss and all, my heart started to beat faster as we walked closer to the roller coaster. As it started to climb up the steep hill I looked at Nat and said that Rach would be proud of me. Although scary, it was pretty unreal. We ended up going on it at least five times. There were heaps of other cool rides I just wished the day could have lasted longer. I really had a good time there. So much so, that Iâ€™d consider going back just for the amusement park. Iâ€™ve heard the UK has a few good ones close to London.
At the airport I was saying to Nat I wouldnâ€™t mind if British Airways lost my bag on the way home like they did to her because there was nothing I needed in it as I had all my work clothes at home and it would be nice not to carry a bag all the way home on the train and tube from the airport. Iâ€™d also be able to make an insurance claim after 24 hours.
We got off the plane and went to the baggage collection and what do you know, my bag was not there. BA had lost it.
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