48 Hours in Copenhagen

Welcome to day 9 of #12DaysOfKimber!

This is part 2 of my Iceland/Copenhagen trip. If you missed the Iceland portion, click here to check it out. My friend and I flew from Iceland to Copenhagen and arrived at around noon. We checked into our hotel – Marriott Copenhagen, and were actually upgraded to standard suite! Perks of being a consultant 🙂 We basically had the rest of day 1, entire day 2, and half of day 3, so it totaled up to 48 hours. Back in August, I was in Montreal for 48 hours, so check out that post too! Now let’s see my Copenhagen adventures.

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We had to stop by the iconic postcard-worthy buildings for some photos. I mean, did you even go to Copenhagen if you didn’t take photos there? There is a canal running down the center and the brightly colored town houses from 17th and early 18th century make this street super cute! The area is called Nyhavn, and there are lots of coffee shops and bars around there. We stopped by a bar for some afternoon wine, and then walked over to the area in Copenhagen that has no laws – Christiania.

I wore a funnel neck red sweater from Topshop (sold out in most sizes, more options below), with my go-to black knee-rip jeans, and buckle booties (sold out). The black jeans are on sale now, and Asos has so many more similar ones. I also threw on my TNA coat and finished the look with my pom pom beanie to keep my head warm, and my plaid scarf from a long time ago.

Christiania, also called Freetown Christiania, is a self-governing neighborhood in Copenhagen, where people live freely without laws. They literally seed marijuana on the streets like it’s candy. I was not able to take any photos there because I read online that the people there do not like where they live to be photographed, and since there are no laws there, I really did not want to take risks. I believe they have their own laws there, but basically the people there are free to express themselves anyway they want to. I have to say, the area was kind of sketchy, which is probably why people often call it “losers paradise.” It was very interesting to explore there, but just be careful!

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The next day we woke up early to get breakfast at the Marriott lounge. The lounge there is soo much better than the ones I’ve been to in the states. I mean, they have smoked salmon and all sorts of cheeses! Then we went to Tivoli, which is one of the world’s first amusement parks. I was very excited about this because I looove amusement parks – the faster and higher the better! While the park was very festive and pretty, I was disappointed that on top of the entrance fee, you have to pay for each ride you want to go on. My friend and I walked around the park and decided to go back at night when the lights are up.

Time to shop! We got lunch at the Illum rooftop and then shopped around that area during the afternoon. My friend works for Ecco, and he recommended me to get one of their shoes because they are very comfortable and made with quality leather. I always thought Ecco was for old people, probably because my dad likes the brand, but they actually have trendy shoes! I went with this pair and have been wearing it loads since. They have been featured in my “Three Skirts for Winter“, “Winter Lookbook 2017“, and more. I was on my shopping ban during this time, so I only bought those pair of booties and an advent calendar that I am currently nomming on. Follow me on Instagram to see the countdown 🙂

That day I wore a white turtleneck from Forever21 that I’ve had since last year, my houndstooth skirt from Goodnight Macaroon (similar and more affordable here), and knee-high boots from Nine West (on sale). Of course I had the same TNA coat with me, and my Longchamp backpack that I bring with me on all my travels!

That night we went back to Tivoli for a ride and to see the lights, got some dinner, and then went to a speakeasy-type bar called Lidkoeb. We spent the rest of the night chitchatting and planning out what we’re going to do when he comes to New York during the holidays. It was so much fun traveling through Iceland and Copenhagen with my friend and I can’t wait for all the fun we’re going to have soon!

Wined and dined 😌 thanks you @bingrunner for showing me around cph!

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The last day was mostly a travel day. My friend left before I did to go back to work, so I spent the morning wandering around the streets of Copenhagen and enjoying my breakfast at the hotel lounge. Very chill day before heading to the airport. I don’t have photos of what I wore to the airport, but I have a post here about what I like to wear when I travel. And that wraps up my 48 hours in Copenhagen! If you liked this post, be sure to check out my 48 hours in Montreal 🙂

This is super random, but one thing I learned in Denmark was that the pastry danish is not from there. Why do people name food after countries they are not from? Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this travel diary, and make sure you check out part one of this trip – Iceland!

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3 Comments

  1. December 9, 2017 / 8:43 PM

    Omg Copenhagen looks so adorable! It’s on my list of places to go!

  2. December 12, 2017 / 1:16 PM

    Your trip sounds so interesting, and your photos look amazing! I love all your interesting facts and can’t wait to read more of your blog posts! I’d really love to go to Copenhagen one day!

    • December 12, 2017 / 9:29 PM

      Thank you!! I’m so glad you enjoyed reading 🙂

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