Rushing out the door, walking as fast as my little legs could stride, our group was on the way out to meet our tour guide. After missing our first initial tour guide the day before, we figured we could attend another one the next day. Unfortunately for us, we weren’t able to go on the tour, but we did get to see a Renaissance tour of Copenhagen instead, which was still very interesting.
Today we would have taken a tour of the city hall, Amelionorg Palace, and see more unique Denmark views. When we arrived to the location, we all could tell it was a busy day by how tightly packed the crowds were. Let’s just say, it was so packed and busy that there weren’t enough tour guides for the massive groups of people. After another tour-iffic loss, we decided to catch another tour later in the afternoon that was about the Renaissance history of the city. We knew for sure that this one, we wouldn’t miss.
Our tour guide was knowledgeable about the facts and was quite the story teller. His sense of humor was a good touch as well. From the history of past kings, to the monuments and buildings built, we ended our tour with a little bit of food therapy. After a long walk, we needed food. The market he took us to was called Torvehallerne that was located at the center of Copenhagen. Unfortunately, we did not have a lot of time to spend there, so I didn’t get to explore the endless amount of vendors and try unique foods that were offered, but it’s definitely on my list for next time! Here are an assortment of images that I happened to snap along the way.
After the tour, and devouring delicious food, we planned to head back to tour Amalienborg Castle that we saw during the Renaissance tour, but luck was not on our side. We thought we had time, but we soon realized that by the time we walked back, to Amalienborg Castle would no longer be open for tours. So, we ended up walking to Nyhavn, the iconic colorful houses lined up next to the canal with bold shades of yellow, reds, blues and greens. This was one of the most breath taking moments of the day.
Even though we were by the water, it wasn’t as cold as it could have been and since we came to Nyhavan, we spontaneously decided to take a boat tour that showed us what we couldn’t see from the inside.
After our long day of touring, we came back to the hotel and prepared for the opera, “Dead Man Walking.” No one was willing to walk any more that day, so we decided to catch a bus. Sadly enough, we ended up taking the bus in the wrong direction for a good 20 minutes before realizing we were headed the wrong direction, but we managed to find our way. By the time the opera was over, and we had arrived back at the hotel and we were all exhausted and ready for bed. I was so tired, I slept like a rock. All this walking has been adding up so fast that days feel like weeks.
After today, I’ve come to realize that anything can happen. Tune in tomorrow to hear about more of my unexpected adventures in Copenhagen.