Date: 24 – 27th May
Travelling again? Yes, I was supposed to head to Krakow but due to budget issues, I got a last minute deal trip to Copenhagen. A deal in Copenhagen?? You must be kidding me? Well, the flight was cheaper compared to everything else there plus I stayed in a hostel and with a host. I also bought the Copenhagen card (which is expensive) before hand but it was quite a life saver as it gives you free access to public transport and most places. The only expenses I had to get there was food and gifts. Food was expensive, I stuck to street food and convenience food, am not a huge foodie anyways. I had to use my saved up euros for gift at the airport though.
As a solo traveler, its a great place to explore. All the attractions are in a walking distance in the center, the people are friendly and transport is ace. It’s a safe place as well, I didn’t feel uncomfortable in walking alone at night or getting lost in different parts of the city. The things I learned in this trip is:
- Buy the Copenhagen card – it literally was the best and it saves you a lot of money, I am gonna be looking up different card deals for different cities now.
- Airbnb further away from the city is way cheaper than the central and the public transport is great. I would recommend Kastrup because I stayed there is about 20 minutes from the central.
- If you want to stay in the central, book way in advance, the hotels are so expensive, the hostel I stayed (Steel house Copenhagen) at was great, they had all the facilities – but they do get booked quickly. If you are not one for dorms then you can even get a private room there.
- Explore the other neighborhoods, Norrebro, Vesterbro , Christiana. I could only explore Norrebro fully but I would love to go back and visit the others.
- Be confident in riding a bike – I am really bad at it so I gave up but you can see and do a lot more.