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Just got back from a lovely two day trip to Copenhagen. It was basically spur of the moment and because it's easy to get there and doesn't take long, but I can now cross another city off my list of must-sees.

I went with my best friend, and I can't imagine anyone better to have gone with. We took an overnight bus down and were planning to take one back the same night, but by the time we got to the city and walked a bit, we needed to find somewhere to rest for at least a little while. We found a hotel and asked if it were possible to rent a room for a few hours, but it wasn't, so we paid for the whole night. Seemed silly to leave so soon after that, and I'm glad we didn't. Would have been way too much in one day.

It was beautiful weather, unseasonably warm and very sunny, so we definitely lucked out there. We wandered around most of the day, doing a lot of the touristy stuff. It was really nice, and I was more relaxed than I've been in ages. The city is just beautiful, and I'm really glad my phone has such a good camera because I got some really nice pictures. We went to a Mexican restaurant in the city center for lunch (lol) because my best friend is a Stockholmer and hadn't had authentic Mexican food before. Sadly, she still hasn't, because it was rather lacking. We both got a sort of enchilada variety plate, and while it was okay, it was...nothing really special. But it was still good, and we continued walking around after that.

I had only brought one pair of shoes with me when I flew over from the States, a rather new pair of Adidas Superstars. While they're comfortable, they're not exactly walking shoes, and my feet were killing me by early afternoon. So we stopped at a Foot Locker and I bought myself a pair of sparkly lavender and orange Adidas running shoes. They sound garish but they're really not too bad, and they're incredibly comfortable.

After that we wandered a bit more, and looked around the Lego store, which was the highlight of the trip for me. After that we decided we wanted to get impulse tattoos, so we found a parlor. When informed it would be a wait, we went for drinks at an Irish pub. While there, we decided that the tattoos were too expensive to be a good idea, so we got dinner and more drinks instead. lol. After that we decided to keep drinking, so we went down the road to a fairly fancy bar, at which we drank disgusting drinks and had cheesecake. By this time we were pretty drunk, so we went back to the hotel, stopping at a hot dog vendor on the way, about which we laughed a lot because we are mentally twelve years old.

The next morning, we realized that breakfast had been included in the room cost, so we decided to stay a bit longer and take advantage of it. Best decision EVER. It was amazing. Tons of really good food, including some of thebest bleu cheese I've ever had.

After that, we headed for the train station. After some initial confusion we managed to get a train home, with a 5 hour stop in Malmö. This was actually good since it gave us a chance to wind down a little bit.

All in all it was one of the best trips I've ever taken, and the first with a friend. Loved it and I'm so glad I went.

Some pics! Typical tourist shots:




NYC + DC

Feb. 25th, 2008 07:11 pm
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Yep, those are pretty much my plan for spring break now that I'm not going to L4. I booked a Greyhound to NYC on Thursday March 13th...that won't get to the Port Authority building until the 14th at 10:40pm, lol. That's all the reason I need to finally get that 30gb Zune I've had my eye on for months, though.

I'm still looking at hotels...well, actually hostels, since my ass is poor. Reading the reviews on most of them has me scared, but I'll be running around doing so much stuff it shouldn't really matter much. As long as I have a private room and a TV to fall asleep to, I'll be fine.

I'm deliriously excited about it. I've never been there but always wanted to go, so I'm just counting the days. I want to see everything I can in the five days I'll be there. I'm even considering dropping the cash on a helicopter tour, lol. I'm sure common sense and poorness will prevent me from actually doing it, but I kinda think it'd be cool. I'm definitely gonna see Lady Liberty and climb up and take pictures from the top of the Empire State Building. And museums! I wanna see some kick ass museums. I'm such a nerd. Oh, and meet Melissa at some point in her busy schedule.

Greyhound tickets from NYC to Washington DC are only $22 online, with half of that back if I write a trip review, so I'm totally doing that. Mainly because I want to see the capital, but also because it's really cheap and I'd feel bad if I didn't do it. I also wanna go see Niagara Falls, but I think what I have planned thus far is enough money to blow on one trip, lol.

I'm so freaking happy! This is huge for me, and I'm just giddy about it. I've been smiling for the past two days, and it's awesome. :D

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