Thursday, 8 September 2016

Copenhagen: Food Market & Themeparks

Food and fun tend to be the magnet of travelers or people in general. So we made sure to not miss out on the tasty Torvehallenere Market just minutes away from our apartment! 
It was divided into three scrumptious sections!

The first section was located indoors and had ready-to-be-eaten food and drink.

Like freshly baked bread.

That section also had spices and herbs!

The next section was outdoors and had fresh produce of veggies, fruit and flowers.

While the final section was once again indoors which had  a mixture of raw meat, cheese, fish, cooking utensils and prepared seafood being sold.

As recommended by one of my Stint colleagues, Seana said that the Coffee Collective’s coffee was absolutely divine and boy was she right!

The barista was well skilled alright.

Was so beautiful just watching his craftmanship.

The final product - the cortado.
So good I went back for seconds.

 We meandered in and out of the stalls and decided to buy a couple of nibbles to go along with such as the strawberry, mint, match, coconut sago dessert.

There were benches and tables in the outdoor area for us to enjoy our finds. 

We walked over and passed by the Hans Andersen museum but decided not to go in as it looked a little bit too childish from the outside. 

 But we definitely still had our own childlikeness as we headed over to the Tivoli Gardens!

A theme park in the middle of the city – entrance was 110DKK/€15 per adult to explore its grounds which had really pretty gardens!

Unfortunately, the entrance to the Tivoli didn’t include the cost for the rides. Since I was the only one interested in going on them, it really wasn’t worth it in getting the unlimited ride ticket which cost an additional 220DKK/€30. 

It definitely fit the carnival feel though!


However, that didn’t mean that I wasn’t going to go on any of the rides! Some rides were cheaper than others. The more extreme it was, the more expensive it was. 

Firstly, I thought I was going to opt for this – a ride where you’d be suspended in the air in a chair which spins while it gets higher and higher.

However, I then saw the Demon – a fast roller coaster which included several loop de loops. For some reason, I love these rides the most.

And I passed the height limit too :P 
So while the family found a comfy bench to sit on, I lined up and somehow managed to snag myself a seat surrounded by primary school children. Absolutely perfect.

Aside from the young screaming kids, I had an absolute blast. Would totally get the unlimited ride ticket if I were to return to the Tivoli Gardens with someone else in the future :P!

All in all, the gardens were gorgeous to walk around and it was definitely fun for the whole family.

We went our separate ways later – Sonya and I watched a music festival just outside the City Hall and had happy hour cocktails at MAD while they went to the Dubliner, an Irish pub in Copenhagen. 

Dinner was later at District Tonkin, a really authentic Vietnamese restaurant in the city. The lady was so kind to clear us a table which they originally used for decorations so they could accommodate the five of us.

Dinner was absolutely delicious with the Vietnamese bowl of pho – flat rice noodles in boiled beef soup with an avocado smoothie! The pho was the most expensive thing on the menu at 120DKK/€17 which meant that everything else was very reasonable for the quantity and the taste.

Got myself a beef rice noodle salad which was less than 100DKK/€14 from what I recall. I would totally recommend to hit this place up if you’re ever nearby – great service, food and value for money!
And with that, our adventures in Copenhagen has come to an end.

I’ve enjoyed every single moment here and will definitely come back in the future! Loved feeling safe on the streets at any time, enjoying delicious and healthy food, walking all over Copenhagen from the Little Mermaid statue to Nyhavn to the free state of Christiania, and having some good family bonding time.

What’s next?
Audrey will be at the airport almost on a daily basis meeting new incoming international Trinity students from all over the world. Although I myself won’t be the one flying to places, I will be standing by at the gateway to adventure :O.

Till next time!

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