Rain or shine!

I was a little grumpy about the rain earlier this week. Then I thought about it, and I feel like an ungrateful child. I get to go on this fantastic vacation, I’m getting time off and I let a little rain bother me. I realized that I was just making my own holiday miserable and the rain had nothing to do with it.

So I rain proofed myself and went to face off with the rain. I was determined to learn to enjoy this rainy weather and not let it get to me. I was hopped on my bike and peddled through the rain. As it started to pour, I took cover in front of a bakery.

I stood there watch and watched as the rain fell. I had no where to go, no places to be. Then I began to notice…

The rain washed colours off buildings, and onto the cobblestone.

SC0_2143.jpg

Mom and Dad alike sheltering their children and getting soaked themselves. Couples holding each other closer to stay warm. Everyone rushing to where they need to be.

SC0_2139.jpg

Except for her. She’s learned to laugh and dance in the rain.

SC0_2138.jpg

Advertisements

Good food, great company!

I always feel so lucky when I go somewhere, and I get to meet up with friends. Lucky for me, Heidi lives in CPH! Her and her boyfriend (TB) are so sweet for showing me around. Here is the super fun couple!

SC0_1857.jpg

We went to Dyrehaven for lunch. It’s a cozy restaurant frequented by locals. The place use to be a bar and then it was purchased by someone else and now they serve smorrebrod as their specialty. The place is easy going, relaxing -very Danish.

SC0_1803.jpg

SC0_1801.jpg

SC0_1804.jpg

It was a smorrebrod feast. My first was a fried fish smorrebrod with dill, this creamy mayo-like sauce, and some pickles. The second one was a potato with this creamy sauce and fried onions. Both extremely tasty and very filling.

SC0_1809.jpg

TB ordered a roast beef and a bacon one.

SC0_1808.jpg

Heidi went with a goat cheese salad.

SC0_1806.jpg

They also had a very good selection of beer on tap. Being extremely satisfied, we went for coffee and sat outside to enjoy the nice weather.

photo

Thank you Heidi and TB for being such wonderful hosts.

SC0_1854.jpg

So Danish

After much tossing and turning, I finally fell asleep last night at 3am.  When I woke up it was already 12 noon.  I must have been super exhausted.  Realizing that I already lost the morning, I headed out for Torvehallerne.  It’s one of the biggest markets in Copenhagen featuring the best meat cuts, fresh fish, and small food stalls for people to eat in at the bars or take out.  The market looks very posh and so Danish.  The whole building is class to allow for ample amount of sunlight in and allows those outside to see all the happenings inside the market.

 

SC0_1162.jpg

There’s definitely something for everyone.  Cheese shop…

SC0_1127.jpg

 

Bottled juice goodness…

SC0_1140.jpg

Danish baked goodies filled the air, tempting all by-passers.

SC0_1168.jpg

SC0_1167.jpg

An abundance of fresh vegetables. Perfectly arranged, grown in a nice shape. The Danes approve.

SC0_1236.jpg

Here, I also had my first Mikkeller beer. And let me tell you, it’s so good!! SO GOOD! They were recently featured in the NY Times.  I’m not a big beer drinker, but boy did the beer go down easily with a smoked salmon asparagus smorrebord.  I’m going to make sure I have a few more pints of Mikkeller before I go home.

SC0_1160.jpg

And if only I had more room in my tummy..

SC0_1154.jpg

I also tried an avocado, citrus, ginger juice from the juice bar. Their tag line? Look good naked! (So Danish) Great message, hits home, sticks with you. Bravo once again to the Danes.

SC0_1130.jpg

..and as for my juice? Delicious!! You can barely taste the avocado, but the consistency is there. You can taste the ginger, and citrus.

SC0_1146.jpg

And as always, there is a focus on relaxing, comfort and enjoying life. Like these girls..

SC0_1171.jpg

And this couple, stealing a kiss behind the lemon tree.

SC0_1148.jpg