I like Copenhagen.
The city, or the old town at least, feels very warm and cozy. The streets are often cobbled and on either side of you there are stores which sell all sorts of odd things. The food here is very good, and the restaurants we’ve gone to have been very nice. Although, I think I should probably get more adventurous with the foods I pick. At almost every opportunity to buy a salmon sandwich for lunch, I have had one. Don’t misinterpret me; I really like salmon sandwiches, but if you have them too often you start to wonder what else there is…
On the home food side of things we’ve had a lot of bread and cheese, and as we’re trying to try new things, some- pungent cheeses have been purchased. Now, I’m not saying that they are bad cheeses, but I do not see what makes them good. These strong cheeses probably have acquired tastes, but I don’t want to acquire them… Not all the cheeses have been so unappreciated though: we got a block of smoked cheddar which was exquisite. We also tried the national cheese of Denmark, Samsø, which has a soft texture and a mild creamy flavor with a light bite. A very good cheese indeed.
We’ve been shopping from some grocery stores we’ve found around, as well as a market, which has many fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as fine cheese and bread options. There are also stalls with fresh caught fish, wine, juice, and dry teas. I even saw one shop selling chocolate (I love chocolate). We have to walk a little ways to get to the market though, and there are other things to be bought then just food! On our street there are three or four game stores, some bookstores, a camera store, multiple cafès and restaurants, as well as many other shops of many different types.
We found this curious shop selling various items, ranging from lamps with legs to stuffed birds. Other oddities we noticed included fish in jars, and deconstructed dolls. The shop wasn’t all creepy-crawlies though; they also sold homemade soap and candles!
Another fascinating store was this bookstore down a practical alley, which had these fascinating books in the windows. Large books with yellowed pages, and on things inside. One book was open to the anatomy of the human head… Anyhow, we went up to the door, and there was a doorbell you had to ring to get in. We rung the bell, and waited for a moment, as a man in a buttoned-up light blue shirt and puffy white hair came up to the door and opened it. We conversed with him for a moment, and we were informed that we were not allowed in unless we knew what we were looking for. It was the coolest bookstore I’ve ever seen I wasn’t even allowed entry.
Copenhagen is filled with many fantastic shops and stores, and a lot of warmth charm, and even a bit of mystery! I hope to explore more of it soon!