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Vacation to Copenhagen Denmark

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I was on my way to Vienna for a football camp when I decided to visit Denmark for two days. We decided on Denmark because of price and the fact that it is considered one of the happiest countries on the planet. I spent both days in Copenhagen. I would have loved to rent a car and explored more of the country but I just didn’t have enough time.

My favorite thing about Copenhagen was that you could rent a bike for every cheap and ride around the entire city. Copenhagen has dedicated bike lanes throughout the entire city, it was incredible. I’ve never seen so many bikes in my life. I swear, there were more bikes than cars on the roads. The weather was great, the sun was shining so the people were out riding. The sidewalk cafes and restaurants were packed with people taking advantage of the nice weather. The weather was warm, but there was a cool breeze that came off of the water. I was able to explore most of the city on a bike, it was amazing.  If you every decide to visit Copenhagen, be sure to rent a bike, all hotels have cheap bike rentals. You can park and lock your bike up outside, as most places have dedicated bike parking areas. The bike we rented comes with a lock and key (even though you don’t have to worry about anyone stealing your bike).

I rod my bike to Nyhavn, which is a famous strip of docks, shops, and restaurants. I went just as the sun was setting and it was beautiful. The sunset reflected off of the water and the temperature was perfect. I had some excellent seafood and met some really cool locals. The Nyhavn area has several bars and clubs. There are no shortage of places where you can go get a drink. There are several things that you can do in the Nyhavn area and it would have been cool to stay in a hotel in that area. The second day I decided to rent a small boat and explore the canals. This was a very cool experience and something that I would recommend doing. There are canal tours, but I recommend renting a boat and exploring it yourself. These small boats are easy to drive and the canal traffic is very light. There are some areas off of the canal where you can go through the parts of the inner city and see some cool sail boats. Exploring the entire canal on a boat takes a little over an hour, especially if you explore all the smaller canals off of the main waterway. The canal is very clean and many of the locals are use it for swimming.

The Ice Hockey World Championships were being held in Denmark so we decided to get tickets to the Russia vs. Canada game. Team USA was playing Czech Republic the same day, but the game was hosted on the other side of the country. I am a huge hockey fan so I was excited to watch Russia vs. Canada. Canada won 6-5 in overtime. It was an awesome game and I was able to watch Conor Mcdavid dominate the game. Our seats were on the Russian side. They are all very enthusiastic and they all seemed to be having a lot of fun. They were actually very nice people for the most part. The game was great, the people where great, and the hockey environment was great. This was one of the best hockey experiences of my life.  I was really happy I decided to go to the game.

Overall, Copenhagen is a great city that is filled with very friendly people. The people are very active during the spring and summer because their winters are apparently brutal. If you are interested in Copenhagen I would definitely go during the spring or summer. The people are very happy and very helpful. The vast majority of people speak English so communication is not a problem. Denmark is somewhat expensive and they do have high taxes, but other than that it is very much worth it.

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