by Erin Elaine
As of yet, Copenhagen is the farthest north I’ve been in Europe. It’s a very clean and beautiful city, and I enjoyed my 2 short days here. The weather was beautiful, bikes were everywhere, and I had a wonderful afternoon nap in a sunny park.
Below is Nyhavn, a very cute area about 3 blocks long that isn’t representative of the rest of the city:
There were bikes everywhere! I was so amazed by this. Thousands and thousands were parked at various bike-parking areas in the city center. I saw more bikes in my 2 days here than I normally would in a year in Bellingham. Little did I know that I’d see even more bikes in Amsterdam.
I visited a neighborhood called Christiania, which is kind of an alternate-living commune. They claim to be self-governed and independent of the EU. It was pretty interesting to see. Some of the pictures below aren’t mine.
I had to go see the Little Mermaid statue…
Next up, Amsterdam! Tied with Gimmelwald as my favorite stop along the trip, with Berlin as a runner up.