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Summer memories from Copenhagen
This trip was going to be just a weekend break, spending a few days with friends in this cool Scandi capital. However, I was about to change jobs and had a few weeks off. So, I decided to spend a full week in Copenhagen. That was the best way to see the city. Copenhagen, like all capitals, has a number of noteworthy sights and places to take your picture of so that you can tick them off from your list – ‘been there, done that’. The best part of Copenhagen is something much more intangible. The relaxed feel, the notion that life in this city cannot have many troubles at all, the beauty that you can see in the every day life in the design, in Danish people, in the colourful townhouses of Nyhavn harbor.
This trip was also going to be about trialling out Noma, known as the world’s best restaurant. I should have known, as a Nordic myself, that a month long holiday in July is a privilege, maybe even a right, for the majority of Nordics. This was a case for the owners of Noma and many other good restaurants in Copenhagen. But I did find that good food is everywhere in Copenhagen. In the new trendy restaurants, like Kodbyen Fiskebar, in the bakeries selling oven-warm cinnamon buns, even in museum cafes like in Louisiana.
So this trip was about spending long, sunny days in Copenhagen, without particular aim, without a need to justify what to do next. The city seemed to be, like my mindset at the time, without any worries and hopeful to what the future holds.
Leaving the city and returning back to London reminded me again how some great aspects of Nordic living are missing from my life. Space, peace, easy going lifestyle. Luckily I had very quickly my new job to preoccupy my life.