it surprised and delighted us. i’ve been pining to visit denmark my entire
life, with my heritage coming from here and just imagining this magical fairytale
kingdom. it was everything i expected, and i think this country is so underrated.
from the second we arrived i was so happy here and felt so at home.
everyone mistook us for locals right off the plane and spoke to us in
danish before seeing our confused faces – ha! every guy looked like chase
and we immediately loved it. the city is so clean, stunning, & definitely
expensive…don’t think too hard about the krone exchange rate! ;)
hello, pretty shades of blue (all through denmark) ^^
first, an important stop for some of the world famous organic
danish hot dogs with all of the traditional toppings. delish!then on to our next important stop: soft danish ice cream. our close
family friends are danish and we were told that we MUST get the soft ice
cream at least once daily! i think you can tell from our faces if we liked it..
we found out it’s the danish cream and amazing dairy that makes their
soft serve noticeably better. it was like fluffy creamy air and i want more.
after getting our fill of the danish deliciousness, we started the
sightseeing off by stumbling into what could be my favorite sight in
europe – the christus statue by bertel thorvaldsen. it’s right in the
city center at copenhagen cathedral, also known as church of our lady
or vor frue kirke. we walked in just before closing time so we had it
basically to ourselves. it literally took my breath away to walk in and
see such a beautiful & familiar statue. a replica of this statue is widely
used in our church and on display in our hometown of salt lake city, so
i have grown up with this visual of christ and to be in that room was the
best feeling. there is a special spirit in this church and it’s so worth seeing.
look how stunning! ^^ lined with christ’s original apostles.
the city exploring continued with no set agenda..just walking and
being in awe of the beauty everywhere. i could explore for hours here.
on to a short stop at tivoli, the darling amusement park smack dab
in the middle of the city. it’s a little-known fact that walt disney visited
on a trip overseas with his wife, and this place is what inspired disneyland.
he thought it was exactly what an amusement park should be, so we all have
the danish to thank for d-land! it is a magical place and i love that it’s so central.
we walked around a bit, and plan to take our future kiddos here one day!
oops, another danish hot dog! (you can’t have just one)
we honestly survived mostly on these because they
are just that good, but other good places to eat are
paludan (cafe in a bookshop with yummy food),
gasoline grill for their famous hamburger, gelato rajissimo,
and any and all soft is — the danish soft serve ice cream.
there are so many flowers and shades of blue here… my heaven.
we walked to amalienborg palace, the danish royal residence.
it was gorgeous, and now i am more than obsessed with the danish
royal family. we learned all about them from some locals, and i am their
new biggest fans. they are the CUTEST and everyone seemed to have such good
things to say about them. just take a peek at the crown prince (king-to-be) and his
family here and tell me you might be more obsessed with them than will & kate…
^^ sure we’ll move in, thanks!
our little apartment/ hotel was right nearby the famed little mermaid
statue inspired by hans christian andersen’s fairytale, so we made
sure to walk out to the harbor to see her! there’s a good little
disney singalong that happens in the denmark vlog coming soon :)
denmark, THIS ^^^ is how we feel about you!!
we will be back again and again.
we belong here!
more to come from denmark – including a trip to the countryside to explore some of our roots!
also, an update on our plans and schedule soon… trying to catch up as we’re on the go!