Kødbyen is Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District turned creative neighborhood. Among other things, it comprises art galleries, coffee shops, bars and restaurants. Read about the highlights here.
Finding decent coffee in Copenhagen is not too difficult a task. My intention was finding the best one though (which, admittedly, wasn’t all that hard either.) So here we go: The Coffee Collective, best coffee in Copenhagen.
They have three locations in the city, I first went to the Jægersborggade one. The café’s setting was simple yet cozy, everything was really focused on the coffee (although they did serve good breakfast too). They roast their coffee right in there for everyone to see.
Torvehallerne (Danish for the market halls) consists of two halls filled with countless food stands. Refreshing smoothies, delicious coffee and tea, exotic spices, tasty sandwiches, gourmet hot dogs, experimental interpretations of dishes from around the world, affordable prices and, of course, free Wi-Fi.
Superfuckingfantastic and beautiful food and great lemonade (as well as probably other beverages). Try one of the delicious quiches and the ginger-mint lemonade. A lemon tart for dessert and you’re in heaven.
Here’s some more in black and white. Those days in Copenhagen marked the end of almost half a year in the North. Good times. I’d really like to go back (over and over again) to see a lot more, discover new places, and visit the ones I miss. Copenhagen was the perfect last stop to slowly end this time.
Before heading home for a few days, I visited another wonderful Nordic city. I’ve been there a couple times before but I think I’d never spent as much time in restaurants and cafés as I did this time (let’s talk about this in a few days). I stayed at Sleep in Heaven hostel for the first time. It’s been recommended to me a couple times before so I was really curious about that place. It really was quite a nice low-budget accommodation in an otherwise expensive city, despite the three-level bunk beds that were sort of scary. It was situated next to a cozy park in a quiet neighborhood, where I took most of my photos.
One more piece of work I did during my studies in Gothenburg. It’s called «The Ordinary», it’s a book and I believe it’s the topic of the last Gothenburg post in this series. The photo book is about The Ordinary and takes a look at it from different angles. At the beginning, I was working on two separate projects simultaneously; however, I noticed that they may as well be connected due to an array of connections. Learn more about it on its portfolio page.
Second and last stop in Norway was Bergen, where I fell in love with the old houses that are spread around the city in small groups. Unfortunately, most of the city is different nowadays and the traditional parts are almost gone. Some of the nicest old areas are «Knøsesmauet», «Byggen» (tourist hotspot) and the area at the foot of the hill «Fløyen», near the funicular. I went up the hill too to enjoy the views. Instead of taking the funi, though, I chose to walk up, only takes about 45 minutes and is well worth it.
So my time in Gothenburg was over. What followed for me were three and a half weeks in Norway and Denmark, before spending a week at home in Switzerland and starting on a whole new adventure. My first stop in Norway was Oslo, only a few hours’ bus ride from Gothenburg. I climbed on the opera house’s roof, cause that’s what tourists do in Oslo.
After my studies in Gothenburg, I went on a trip with a few of my non-Swedish Sweden friends. We were lucky enough to stay for free in a lovely cabin in the woods for a week (actually it was a rather big house with two floors, sauna, a spacious garden with a shed and much more situated right next to a nice little pond). The cabin was situated beautifully in the midst of idyllic Småland, the region which is home to «Pippi Långstrump» («Pippi Longstocking»).