Journey home & the next weekend

Sooo I’m back in Finland. Boooooo. No but I really do miss Copenhagen already.

My original plan for last Monday was to  just pack and chill at home, but then suddenly I realised that I wanted to go and have one last Copenhagen day. Soo I spent the day really dramatically saying my goodbyes to all my places. I also did some shopping – oh and finally visited the round tower!

Bye bye bike! This is where I left it most of the time when I went to the city.

On Monday I also had my last dinner in Copenhagen, with Sotiria, which was sad. But I’ll see her when I go to Greece. 🙂

In the evening we had a nice house mate chilling session with sparking wine and some snacks.

On Tuesday I finished packing and went to drop off my keys at DTU – and it was closed because of some national holiday. Luckily I was able to leave my keys to a friend, and was able to get on the road.

First I drove to Lund, because I had heard that it was a nice city to visit. It was! I found a cafe, and had breakfast/lunch there.

From Lund to my next destination, Jönköping, Google took me through some pretty small roads, but after about 3 hours I finally arrived. I dropped my stuff at the hotel, and then headed to the city to get dinner. I was really tired from all the driving, so my Jönköping experience was a bit limited. After dinner I just drove back to the hotel and watched a movie.

On Wednesday I had a nice breakfast at the hotel, and then continued my Swedish roadtrip. I first drove to Grännä for a coffee break and some polkagris shopping.

From there I continued to Stockholm. I had no energy (again) to really wander around the city, so I just walked to the Old Town and wandered around there for the time that I had before my ship left. I found myself also really irrationally angry at Stockholm for not being Copenhagen. Oh and I had dinner at a place which I guess would have been more like a “social dining” place, because when I ordered salmon and potatoes I got like 12 potatoes and just a little bit of salmon. The food was really good though. 😀 Tasty potatoes.

In the ship I spent the evening looking out from a window with a book and some red wine. It was pretty nice, except that I was also feeling really down because the trip was at an end.

But on Thursday I was happy again, because I was reunited with my darling dog. <3

The first weekend back was spent reuniting with friends and trying to find positive sides to being back in Finland. I guess this is an ok country too.

Just not quite as hygge as Denmark.

Distortion & the last week in Copenhagen

On Monday me & Minna took my car to see Møns Klint, this cool stretch of chalk cliffs about 2 hours drive away from Copenhagen. They were really cool – here are some pictures:

We were again SOOO lucky with the weather – it rained really heavily in the morning when we had originally planned to leave, but after a few hours delay the rain had gone, and when we got there we had sunshine!

On the way back we ate at this restaurant that had a fun concept – you ordered a piece of meat from their meat display, and then took all else from this really good salad buffet. Their inside decor was really cool as well!

On Tuesday we had a long-planned party night with the Norwegians, to celebrate their exams being over and done with. 🙂 Before going there I met up with my buddy group for a goodbye picnic thing, after which we went and got some street food.

Then it was Distortion time! On Wednesday there was a street party in Nørrebro, and on Thursday it had moved to the streets of Vesterbro! The festival was really cool – just massive amounts of really drunk Danish people. 😀 I had a mission to get a cocktail bucket, which I managed on Thursday. Goals.

Friday was the last day in Copenhagen for Minna, and we invited all of our friends to chill at Kongens Have for a farewell picnic. It was fun, but also kind of sad, because there is a good chance that we’ll never see a lot of people that we have met here again. 🙁

On Saturday I had my last beach day at Klampenborg – and did the last bike ride through the deer park. 🙁 It has been such a nice route! I’ll miss the deer.

Then I met up with Anna in the city. We started by chilling at a park with a wine bottle, then grabbed some sushi and finally visited some bars. After Anna left home I travelled back to Lyngby, and joined Sotiria in her kollegiet for a party there. It was really fun!

Today I met with the Norwegians for the last time (for now!) for a park chill day.

I’m really sad that it’s ending! I think it will hit me only after I’ve returned to Finland, or maybe on the way there. Tomorrow I’ll just pack up my stuff, and then hopefully hang with the housemates in the evening. On Tuesday I’ll try to get to the road pretty early (so probably around 13).

Oh god I’m getting sad now.

But I’ll see my dog on Thursday! Going to focus on that.

Byeee.

A week of chill

Week one of my summer holiday done, two left! This week was really successful in terms of doing stuff.

On Monday I joined Maria and Hector for a kayak/canoe adventure on the Lyngby lake. It was… interesting. We had some trouble getting the kayak and canoe to the lake (we didn’t really fasten the wheels on the boats properly), and then the actual canoeing turned out to be a bit challenging as well. I had never done anything like that before, so I got the kayak. It was fun, but I got tired really fast – and then started making mistakes with the paddle that almost tipped me to the water. But somehow we all stayed dry. 😀

On Tuesday I had a little Copenhagen adventure day, and visited the Design museum. It was really interesting! On the way there I walked around the Kastellet, and stopped to say hello to The Little Mermaid. 🙂

I also managed to check an item from my Copenhagen checklist, when I finally visited Kongens Have. It was so nice that I was inspired to ask Anna to join me for a sushi picnic in the park.

In the evening I met with DTU friends for drinks. We tried to go to LA Tequila (the place with the free beer), but due to some forgotten IDs ended up chilling at Nyhavn instead. I was quite happy about the change of plans – chilling outside was nice, as the weather stayed warm pretty late. When the free beer time was over we joined with the others.

Wednesday and Thursday were beach days. I actually went swimming in the sea on Wednesday! The water was a bit cold. But not too bad!

On Thursday evening I had the sudden inspiration to go and see the new Star Wars film at the Lyngby Cinema – so I went solo to see Solo. 😀 Ahahaha sorry. I already made the same joke on my Instagram story. Maybe this is why I had to go alone.

On Friday I met Minna at Nørreport, and we walked to Refshaleøen. I’m so happy that I asked Anna for CPH recommendations, because I don’t think we would have wandered there by ourselves. The place was really cool! Street food and sunshine, what’s not to like.

We had “stir-fried” ice cream! Was good.

On Friday evening I joined Anna to Tivoli’s Fredagsrock. The bands that performed were a bit random – some old Danish guys. But it was a really fun experience anyway. 😀 We drank way too many shot tube thingys, and after the concert moved on to a karaoke place, an Irish pub, and finally to a place called No Stress. A fun evening. 😀

Saturday was a bit challenging. I had agreed to go to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Arts with Minna and her friend, and had to get myself back to life before that. I might have been still a bit drunk in the morning (ok early afternoon) when I left to the museum, but all that art had a good sobering effect.

Today I’ve just been chilling at home. I played some ukulele and did some laundry, and I guess I’ll watch a movie now or something. Or maybe go for a short walk. This room is so small that I think I’ll go crazy if I stay here all evening. Today has been the first cloudy day in a while.

I can’t believe that next week is the last full week here. 🙁 But it’s also Distortion week! Woop woop!

Bye for now!