My trip to Copenhagen, Denmark's capital and Scandinavia's largest city - with a lovely relaxed vibe. Copenhagen has never been on my bucket list until I went to Finland and Estonia. Since then, I’ve always been a fan of Scandinavian countries. Embracing the winter in its freezing glory, I decided to go Scandi again and the search began for the ideal winter location in the post-pandemic climate. So I explored a new destination in Denmark that did wonders for my soul, and my sanity.
There is an ethereal effortlessness to life in Copenhagen, which consistently tops surveys of the world’s best places to live. The very best things to do in Copenhagen are a like-for-like run through the many reasons travel is such an enveloping experience. Copenhagen has plenty to offer the most ambitious sightseer: world-class museums, a stately Renaissance castle, a dazzling royal palace, and yet one of my favorite Copenhagen activities is to simply stroll the streets tuning into the little details of everyday life here. Copenhagen is a mini-break from modern life. It's more relaxed than other cities and more human in character and scale.
Walking in the streets of Copenhagen, I love taking in the mix of cobbled cuteness and modern bustle. Even with a million people, the city feels remarkably hyggelig — the Danish version of "cozy," an aesthetic highly prized here. Danes have a knack for enjoying everyday experiences, and their capital is the best place to sample the Danish good life. Copenhageners somehow manage to exude orderliness without being rigid — the whole city emits a sense of balance, and a general calm.
Everything here is so old, classy and beautiful. It’s almost taken out of a fairytale. Denmark has one of the oldest democracies in the world, and a very long history, but having travelled here for two weeks, I’ve come to appreciate how it’s actually one of the most modern cities in the world. Everything from the architecture and design of the city to its mindset and heartbeat feel very modern. Instead of the glass and steel skyscrapers found in many capitals, Copenhagen is dominated by four to six-story buildings, with new and old rubbing shoulders.
我最近通过疫苗接种者旅游通道游 (Vaccinated Travel Lane) 去位于丹麦的哥本哈根。时隔两年，我终于可以飞往北欧，探寻冬日里的梦幻国度。如果小时候没读过安徒生童话，我也许永远无法想起那个北欧小国的古城。哥本哈根究竟是一座什么样的城市？它是北欧最大的城市，但城市的景致却充满小桥流水的温情；它有厚重的历史，但城市中充满轻快快乐的节奏；它是有文化底蕴的，但却绝不繁复，一切都是简约温婉的；它很cool，这不仅仅是指城市的温度，更是指城市的的风格；它很出色，这不仅仅是指城市的色彩，更是指城市生活的多姿多彩。
My The Netherlands Photo Story《荷兰古典与摩登精彩相遇》Published in LianheZaobao 联合早报旅游版on 3 February 2022
Happy Thursday. I am actually on en-route to Denmark and got to learn that my The Netherlands photo story is published in full coverage today. Special thanks to Lianhe Zaobao. Really much appreciated and I am so motivated now. I hope to make a "comeback" for my travel photo stories ✈️🌏📷🖊📰🗞 in 2022 !