I have finally finished my final piece of work as a MSc student in Imperial College few weeks ago, yippee! ..and therefore treated myself to a holiday in Copenhagen. I was in dire need of a quick getaway out of England and thankfully, I received my passport from the UK Home Office early September after waiting 6 months for my work visa application to be issued. That took half a year! Anyways, I’m glad to be officially a post-postgraduate and embark on this much needed little city break as ‘self-employed’ at the moment.
Heathrow Terminal 5, brand new and clean. Love it
All photos taken with my new Fujifilm X100
London from up above
Arrival at the Copenhagen Airport
My humble abode near town center for the entire trip.
A personal Danish home being rented through Airbnb site.
All hotels were majorly booked & I managed to get a pretty good deal from Airbnb at rather last minute
A baby grand piano. Woops! Time to practice my rusty fingers.
On the upper deck. Definitely my favourite part of the house.
Neighbourhood in Thomas Laub Gade, Copenhagen
People here cycle everywhere. That’s their main mode of transport, its so healthy I wish I could cycle in London without worrying to die being hit by the red London bus in narrow lanes. The death rate of cyclists in London is at an average of 15 deaths and 300 injuries per year =/
Taking the walk further out from the neighbourhood to an amazing astro turf in Fæelledparken
Inside the Østerbro Stadion, Gunnar du Hansens Plads
The Østerbro Stadion
At dusk | Sankt Jacobs Kirke / St. James Church
On the day of arrival, Copenhagen seemed like a smaller town than what I had expected, much smaller than London. It also looks rather populated with Americans, influenced by some of its culture and therefore most locals speak American English despite being so close to England. I heard the local Danish radio stations play Katy Perry (typical) and other American songs, and they do no censor ‘fuck’ from it. Makes it awkward when the boyfriend’s parents are listening to it as well. My neighbourhood and other nearby residential areas have been very quiet, not as happening as its name may sound. I have met some nice people in the trains to help out with directions (they happen to be Americans and Canadians, so pick at random and you get a 50 50 chance of getting an American instead of Danish) but that’s about it on the first day. More comments about the people and culture in the upcoming posts.