Home from Scandinavia!Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Copenhagen was another really lovely city! I have always wanted to visit Denmark as it is known as the happiest country in the world! I didn't notice that there was an abundance of happy people but I did notice that people love to drink in this city haha. The bars basically close at 4 am or they just don’t close at all. The streets were always so packed of people having fun. We also noticed one day that a baby was left in a stroller beside a store. Naturally I panicked but a Danish couple stopped me and said that it was completely normal and the mom was probably just inside shopping. Really weird eh? That behavior would not go well here in Toronto. A lot of people also ride their bikes in Copenhagen; I swear there were more bikes than cars! We visited this super neat area of Copenhagen called Christiania. It’s a Freetown district that was founded in 1971 by a group of hippies who developed their own set of rules, completely independent of the Danish government. It is a unique society within a society, but open to the public. There are rules though such as no photographs to be taken once in the area. I was a little hesitant about entering but to my surprise it was very friendly and laid-back place. It wasn't just a bunch of hippies, but instead various groups of people hanging out and smoking marijuana freely, having a beer at some of the open patios, painting canvases, or just hanging out. It was an awesome experience and a must visit if you’re in Copenhagen.