Baltic cruise - Copenhagen
The cruise ended in Copenhagen, and while our time got cut short due to a last minute flight cancellation, we still got to see a lot of the city. Fortunately, we were staying with a friend who graciously spent the day walking around with us so we didn't have to waste any time navigating.
Chris and I were both surprised by the amount of signs that were in English, which was helpful because we added Danish to our list of languages that we sound like fools trying to pronounce.
It's been interesting to go to different cities and see what's made it there from the U.S. and vice versa. In Copenhagen we had some pretty legit Texas BBQ, and in the U.S. I've seen smørrebrød pop up on menus.
I've also found in almost every city, there's at least one "go to the top for a good view" thing. The Rondeetorre in Copenhagen is one of the most unique I've been to yet because it has a sweet spiral ramp.
It also has a hollow core in the center that you can stand over, look 25 meters down, and feel like you're about to plunge to your death but be real happy that you aren't. The core served as Denmark's zero point for accurate map-making in the 1760s. How's that for a fun fact?
After meandering through Strøget and jumping on trampolines, we made it to Nyhavn, which is as lovely as it looks in pictures.
I guess we have to add Copenhagen to another list - places we'd like to visit again. And we've just scratched the Scandinavian surface, but I'm already a fan and would like to see more of this region for sure.