Being a tour guide 101:
When showing someone around Copenhagen there are many ‘places of interest’ that you should visit. I had the opportunity this week to re-vist many of the more touristy places Copenhagen has to offer. I even got to see some that I hadn’t been to before, like The Little Mermaid. I know, I should have seen that by now…With my Mom, sister and Grandma in tow we boarded the bus for our ‘Grand Tour of Copenhagen’. http://www.stromma.dk/da/SIGHTSEEING-TURE/Grand-Tour-of-Copenhagen/
The bus was a great way to see the city and not have to worry about using public transportation or cabs to get you to sites. It was a completely guided tour on and off the bus. We got off in several locations such as Nyhavn, The Little Mermaid, and Amalienborg Palace. The palace was my favorite stop because we got to go when they were doing the changing of the Royal Guards (happens at 12pm every day).
It was also so much fun to eat out at restaurants with my family this week. Dining out in Copenhagen is very very expensive which is why I cook all my own meals. Grandma wanted to treat me though so we ate out every night! We had some great meals, Dalle Valle, Italia (in Tivoli), Wagamama and Midtown Grill.
I got really lucky because Tivoli opened the last day my family was here. It is BEAUTIFUL inside Tivoli, and especially at night. There are tons of lights on the buildings, lanterns in the trees, lights on the rides. I think I loved it there more at night. Maddie and I rode the swing ride that goes up way above the skyline so you can see the entire city from up there. It’s a lot of fun for about the first 15 spins, then I just got so dizzy. I can’t handle rides the same way I could when I was younger, I guess. Tivoli also has some really cool shops for souvenirs, gifts, or just for fun. Maddie and I were trying on ridiculous wigs and sunglasses in one of them.
We had so much fun pushing Grammy around in the wheelchair, or her ‘chariot’ as we liked to call it. That probably caused us the most laughs trying to use a wheelchair on cobblestone! We almost lost her a few times on the bumps and got stuck on every curb, but Grammy was a trooper laughing about it.
Overall, it was so much fun having the family here and showing them around my city. They’ve only been gone a few days, but I miss you guys already! I can’t believe how fast this semester is flying. I only have 5 weeks left here!