DENMARK - COPPENHAGEN

Our nightclub pink hostel room

Our nightclub pink hostel room

The bathroom of a traveler also doubles as a laundry/drying room

The bathroom of a traveler also doubles as a laundry/drying room

There is nothing more Danish, other than a Danish open sandwich "smørrebrød", than a hot dog stand. One of the best ones is DØP (The organic hot dog stand) which is located by The Round Tower on Købmagergade pedestrian street and by The Church of The Holy Ghost on Strøget pedestrian street. We went to the one near the round tower on a cold winter's night and it was the most satisfying feast. The sausages are made of organic meat and you can get a platter with delicious roasted beetroot & spinach mash. 

There is nothing more Danish, other than a Danish open sandwich "smørrebrød", than a hot dog stand. One of the best ones is DØP (The organic hot dog stand) which is located by The Round Tower on Købmagergade pedestrian street and by The Church of The Holy Ghost on Strøget pedestrian street. We went to the one near the round tower on a cold winter's night and it was the most satisfying feast. The sausages are made of organic meat and you can get a platter with delicious roasted beetroot & spinach mash. 

DYI hotdog with Organic sausage, beetroot, spinach mash. So delicious!! 

DYI hotdog with Organic sausage, beetroot, spinach mash. So delicious!! 

Packing everything into the bun in a big smooshy mess for the best combination of flavors!

Packing everything into the bun in a big smooshy mess for the best combination of flavors!

Lady on a "Christiania trike"  a back-to-front tricycle with a plywood box on the front for carrying kids, shopping or dogs.  The bike was invented in Copenhagen’s Christiania commune 30 years ago and is now a Danish design icon.

Lady on a "Christiania trike" a back-to-front tricycle with a plywood box on the front for carrying kids, shopping or dogs. The bike was invented in Copenhagen’s Christiania commune 30 years ago and is now a Danish design icon.

This is an amazing area to visit. Freetown Christiana is a self-proclaimed autonomous neighborhood of about 850 residents, covering 34 hectares. Christiania has been a source of controversy since its creation in an abandoned military area in 1971. Its cannabis trade was tolerated by authorities until 2004. Since then, measures for normalising the legal status of the community have led to conflicts, police raids and negotiations which are ongoing. As a result there are 'dos and don'ts' rules posted everywhere about not running, being on cell phones or taking photos/video of anyone inside the community walls. It is very interesting walking through. There are lots of old buildings, huts & houses covered in painted murals.   It is a very colorful, artistic environment and with a very close knit community.  Musicians play in the small bars and restaurants that you might mistake for someone's home while others stand around the communal bomb fires.

This is an amazing area to visit. Freetown Christiana is a self-proclaimed autonomous neighborhood of about 850 residents, covering 34 hectares. Christiania has been a source of controversy since its creation in an abandoned military area in 1971. Its cannabis trade was tolerated by authorities until 2004. Since then, measures for normalising the legal status of the community have led to conflicts, police raids and negotiations which are ongoing. As a result there are 'dos and don'ts' rules posted everywhere about not running, being on cell phones or taking photos/video of anyone inside the community walls. It is very interesting walking through. There are lots of old buildings, huts & houses covered in painted murals.  It is a very colorful, artistic environment and with a very close knit community. Musicians play in the small bars and restaurants that you might mistake for someone's home while others stand around the communal bomb fires.

Sign as you leave Christiana Freetown.

Sign as you leave Christiana Freetown.

An old house that appears to be sinking!

An old house that appears to be sinking!

'Kayak Bar' - Awesome bar on the canal where you can go in the floating sauna outside if you so chose.

'Kayak Bar' - Awesome bar on the canal where you can go in the floating sauna outside if you so chose.