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Copenhagen, Denmark | TRAVEL DIARY

 

August 2016

 

 

Always wanted to visit Scandinavia and an extended trip from Vienna presented an opportunity to visit Copenhagen. Despite the mostly cloudy and rainy weather, it was still a lovely weekend in the city.

 

 

EAT / SHOP / SIGHTSEE

For breakfast, ate a delicious open-faced avocado and salmon toast from Torvehallerne - a market with organic vegetables, fish and meats. Walked around the city and saw so many locals on bicycles. Definitely is the most bicycle use I've seen in any European city I've visited. Went to the oldest round tower in Kobenhavn. The Rundetaarn is famous for its endless spiraling walkway and 360 degree views of the city. Shopped at the cutest stationary + home goods store, HAY Design. They carry everything under the sun with the minimal Scandinavian style in mind.

Also visited touristy spots like the colorful Nyhavn Canal. Went to The Standard for dinner at Almanak overlooking a nice view of the river. Spent the rest of the day shopping in the Norrebro neighborhood.

Jægersborggade in Norrebro had the cutest shops. Popped into The Coffee Collective to warm up with a hot chocolate, perused some plant friends at Kaktus Copenhagen and purchased a handmade ceramic dish at this quaint art gallery boutique. 

On our last full day, we took the train to visit The Louisiana Art Museum. It's known for its extensive modern and contemporary art collection. The architecture and seaside views of the museum was in itself amazing. Experienced my first Yayoi Kusama's exhibit there. Worth the train ride and getting a little lost from central Copenhagen. Returned to the city for a final dinner at Vakst restaurant. It was like dining in a Pinterest dream. Eating delicious vegetarian dishes surrounded by hanging plants. 

Kobenhavn Bicycles

What I appreciated most about traveling around Copenhagen were the friendly locals. Taking public transport in any new city is always a little tricky in the beginning. I'm never shy about asking for help but found Danish people were more helpful than in other countries I've visited. The world tour continues, follow along @kristine.lo for the next travel diary!  

 

Apartment View in Nørrebro.

Stayed at a lovely Airbnb located in a quiet neighborhood with beautiful apartment views. Loved the owner's kitchen and common area and how the light fell on her blank canvases during the day. Staying at an apartment with lived-in furniture is the most authentic travel experience you can get. 

Almanak at The Standard

Yayoi Kusama Installation at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

Streets of Kobenhavn

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Kristine Lo is a Los Angeles based photographer.

This visual journal documents her travels + experiences.