I recently got to visit Copenhagen, Denmark, for the first time. It’s a city that’s been on my bucket list for quite a while, and yet when I arrived I literally had no idea what to expect or what to do.
Not only that, but Copenhagen is pretty expensive, with a 25% sales tax already included in everything you buy. So, I arrived wanting to make the most of my weekend there, but also not spend ALL of my money (which is something I tend to do…).
If only I had had a super awesome blogger map out the perfect weekend in Copenhagen for people on a budget, like me, suggesting things to do, places to eat, and must-see spots! Ah, well now I plan to do just that for if when any of you finally make it to this amazing city!
Although Copenhagen, and all of Denmark and Scandinavia for that matter, are known to be expensive, you can have an amazing time there by benefitting from free/cheap attractions!
So here it is, my 2-day itinerary for anyone visiting Copenhagen for the first time on a budget OR who doesn’t have much time there and wants to make the most of it!
Disclaimer: by no means does this mean that you should only go to Copenhagen for 2 days. There is SO much to do there that you can definitely stay a week or more! But I’ve tried to condense the “must-do” activities over 2 (very busy) days. Enjoy!
Ah, my dearest readers. Do not fear! After my little hiatus, I have finally returned with lots of stories to tell about my fifth month of Irish life!
September was an absolute whirlwind of a month. This was the month I’ve done the most traveling since I’ve moved to Dublin, both externally (traveling to both Copenhagen and Croatia) and internally (doing a mini road trip through Ireland’s Co. Clare and Co. Kerry AND attending Ireland’s biggest music festival)!
For those of you didn’t know, I recently took a long weekend trip to Copenhagen, Denmark, a place that’s been on my “list” for a while now! I had heard nothing but great things from friends and fellow bloggers, and it definitely did not disappoint!
To me, Copenhagen is a city of cleanliness, of markets, of bikes, of tolerance, of beautiful people with beautiful blonde man-buns, of history, of impressive architecture reminiscent of Paris, Amsterdam, and even New Orleans.
Obviously, I love traveling. I love seeing new places, meeting new people, learning about the past, and everything that comes from travel. However, if we travelers are being honest with ourselves, there are things about traveling that are tough. These 10 things would make the life of travelers, wanderlusters, and explorers of the world SO much easier.
So, as always, here is my obligatory post recapping yet another month of life here in Ireland! This past Monday marked the anniversary of our move here, bringing month #4 to a close!
And holy crap, what another whirlwind of a month! The expat adventures never end, which I guess come with moving to a foreign country. It’s like…I’m still doe-eyed and loving it (I call it the “Honeymoon Phase”), but I also really feel comfortable and at home here.
I foam at the mouth at any mention of markets. Farmer’s markets, flea markets, I love it all. Cheap flea markets are my happy place, so of course I had to find one during my last trip to New York City.
After doing some research I decided that I had to check out the Fort Greene Flea Market in Brooklyn, which houses over 150 vendors every Saturday.
Florence is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Italy. There’s so much to see and do there, yet it’s not huge and overwhelming. Florence of a city of art, architecture, and Italian history. I’ve been twice, and each time was absolutely floored by it’s beauty.
One of my personal favorite things in Florence is the famous Florence Duomo, properly known as The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. I’m a huge fan of churches, and Italian churches just can’t be beat! And my favorite thing about this Gothic Cathedral is the facade. I’ve been to Florence twice and the last time I was there, I was able to catch the Florence Duomo as the sun was setting.
According to Urban Dictionary, the definition of the “meat sweats” is: To consume an obsene amount of meat resulting in profuse sweating.
I swear this is a real thing. It happens to me all the time! And it was especially real last weekend at Dublin’s Big Grill Festival, where I consumed an absurd about of meat. But it’s ok because I also had an absurd amount of fun!!!!!! (OK, so that was really cheesy…)
Because I’m in the spirit of giving, and OK…because I was a bit bored one night…I made a couple of desktop wallpapers that I want to share with you all! It’s a bit late for the August one but oh well. I tried to take advantage of it being the end of summer so I chose to use 2 of my favorite photos from my trip to Cinque Terre, Italy last summer.
I hope to make this a monthly thing from now on!
So pick a desktop, find your screen size, and enjoy!