June 1, 2015

11 Hours in Copenhagen

Much to my surprise, for our four year anniversary Darryl arranged for us to have a spontaneous day trip getaway to Copenhagen, Denmark. A lot of people thought we were mad for getting up at 4am to head to Luton Airport only to return the same day at 10pm, but this is what made the trip feel so special.

In our four years together so far, Darryl has obviously become more aware each day of what makes me happy. He managed to combine my love for early starts, airport breakfasts and the chance to explore a new destination, allowing us to have an amazing anniversary.

I don’t know about you, but there’s something exhilarating about getting up before the sun rises and hearing the clacking sound of suitcases rolling along the paving as you head into the airport – particularly when you’re able to grab a bacon roll and a coffee on arrival whilst you mooch around the shops.


Prior to our trip, Darryl had researched everywhere worth visiting meaning we were able to cram in as much as possible. We always joke about how I organise everything, so the fact he did this by himself, leaving me with nothing to do except step back and absorb it all, is quite something. Despite a brief sit down on a rock for fifteen minutes, we walked for eight solid hours, winding in and out of the city’s streets and snapping photos everywhere we went.


The air around us consistently smelt of the sweet crepes and Polser hot dogs, which we couldn’t leave without trying.


After visiting a few of the iconic landmarks that Copenhagen is home to, such as The Little Mermaid, Nyhavn and Amalienborg Palace – we finished up in an Italian restaurant called Vesuvio of Copenhagen. The calzone that I ordered not only fell over each side of my plate by about five inches, but it was absolutely to die for.


As sad as I was to return home, we managed to create some amazing memories during our nineteen hour return trip. Thank you to Darryl for arranging the best anniversary surprise!

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