Me And The Little Mermaid
A Three Day Trip To Copenhagen

My recent trip to Copenhagen was everything I imagined it to be. It was for a long weekend, with some friends,Thursday to Sunday to be precise.
Copenhagen was wonderful, fantastic, lively, picturesque, friendly and very welcoming.
There was so much to explore, great food, cultural experience, fascinating architecture and various landmarks.
The trains in Copenhagen are equipped with great bike friendly facilities. I have to say in comparison to most major European cities, I have visited. It is laid back, vibrant and has so much to offer. The mixture of older and newer architecture is done with great attention to detail. Copenhagen is a perfect city for someone who loves a big city with a small town feel to it.
It does not give you the hustle and bustle of cities like Lagos Nigeria, New York City, London, Berlin or Rio De Janeiro.
You can find your way around the city with great ease. Many people are quick to respond to you in English, if you don’t speak Danish. I must say from a personal standpoint, they have some of the friendliest people you will ever meet, especially if you ask them for directions and assistance.
The transportation system is amazing. This is a city that should be on everyone’s to do list.

Where We Stayed:

We stayed in an Airbnb. In an area of the city called Valby. It is accessible to most public transportation in the city. Taxis were quick to get, on the few occasions we needed to get one. It is also not very far from the airport. Getting into the city from the airport was even less of a hassle.


Copenhagen City Hall:

The first place we explored, was the Copenhagen city Hall. This is a wonderful building in which the city council operates from. People come to get married at the City Hall from all over Europe. The building is made even more iconic with its impressive clock tower.
Which is a landmark to behold. I have to say that, you have not visited Copenhagen, if you don’t get to explore this amazing city hall. It is breathtaking.

Reflections In Common Pavilion:

As we were  exploring the city of Copenhagen further. My partner saw something that looks like a display of mirrors. He gestured for us all to come see this amazing work of art, called the Reflections In Common Pavilion. It showcases the interplay of light and shadow, offering a moment of tranquillity amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. I stood there with my friend Onyinye and had a “Reflections In Common Pavilion Selfie Moment”. It was a memory to behold, that will live with us forever.

Reflections In Common Pavilion


This is the historic waterfront that dates back to the 17th century. It was built between 1671-1673. With its colourful buildings and vibrant atmosphere, Nyhavn is the perfect place to take a stroll, have great photos (It Is Instagram Worthy) and an opportunity to enjoy the views of the harbour. 
This is one of the most popular place to visit when in Copenhagen. It is such a cool experience. You can have food and drinks on the promenade, as there are good restaurants on the harbour.
I took the time to take it all in, to be in the moment and create a life time of memory for myself.

The Little Mermaid:

A visit to Copenhagen would be incomplete, without a visit to the statute of the iconic Little Mermaid. It is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale.
The sculpture of the little mermaid is by the water. It’s elegance is inviting, it makes people pause,  adore and admire it’s elegance.
I had to take some photos  by the Little Mermaid myself, as I could not resist.

Where We Ate:

On arrival at the Airbnb, we had a delicious home made Nigerian snack (Meat Pie) prepared by Onyinye. 
During our stay we cooked and had snacks from the local supermarket as well.
To fuel our Copenhagen adventure, we sampled some of the city’s best foods and snacks. 
We started with some coffee, hot chocolate and delicious pastries from Espresso House, a popular local chain. I must say their cinnamon rolls are tasty.
My personal highlight was a lunch we had at a cosy typical danish Restaurant. I had white asparagus with prawns on Smørrebrød. Loved it.
On the final night of our stay, for dinner, we decided to try something different and went to Indian Swaad, an excellent Indian restaurant in the heart of the city. There was a lot of great dishes on offer. Personally, I had poppadoms, onion bhajis, chicken tikka masala and a freshly pressed lemonade.

In Conclusion:

Copenhagen was amazing. I hope that I have inspired you to want to explore Copenhagen, or any other great cities around the globe. 
Travel is a great teacher, that teaches us a lot about us and the world.
It does not have to be a place outside of your city. It can be within your city and your country. There is so much to discover. Be adventurous, continue to live your best life, in your own kind of way.


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