Scandinavia, or Northern Europe more generally, readily conjures images of constant cold, or of being a rather expensive location (both of which turned out to be largely untrue). I too often turned my back against it, opting for something more exotic, something more ‘European’ perhaps.
Few weeks ago I undid such misconception and packed my way to the Danish capital of Copenhagen. Basking in the glorious sunny weather and its very beautiful people, I savoured a taste of the world’s happiest country. Denmark, however small it is geographically, knows a thing or two about living.
From the chatter of the annoyingly good-looking Danish people in the stylish bars to the devil-may-care, free-living residents in Christiania, life permeates the streets of Copenhagen and is perhaps what gives the beautifully painted streets its many colours.
Copenhagen as a travel destination is simple, beautiful, elegant, yet charmingly understated. Indeed, do away with the nonsense of packing an itinerary; grab a beer, find a lovely corner and people watch. Travel really should never have been so complicated.