Another weekend, another trip to a new country! I met up with my two best friends from the US who are studying abroad and we spent the weekend in Copenhagen, and I have to say it was probably my favorite weekend trip so far. We quickly figured out the metro system and the first day visited Freetown Christiania, a subsection of the city known to be full of artists and have independent laws from the rest of Denmark. You can see some photos of the area, plus the arch that specifically denotes entry to the neighborhood.
Next, we climbed to the top of the Our Savior Church (the black, spiral tower) where we got an amazing view of the city. We then walked to the edge of the city to find the famous mermaid statue along the water.
The last thing we wanted to make sure to do that first day was go to Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. It was decorated for Halloween and there was even a small parade!
The next morning, we insisted on finding Danish danishes for breakfast, and they didn’t disappoint! Last but not least, we took a canal tour of the city, where a tour guide pointed out many of the city’s landmarks, and we also got a chance to see a well known area in Copenhagen called Nyhavn. This is the area along the canal with the colorful houses, which looked so beautiful on such a sunny day!
I’m so glad I’ve been able to travel around Europe a lot while studying abroad in Galway. Once November rolls around I won’t be doing much travelling, but then I’ll be able to do some more exploring of Ireland!