Birthday Weekend Away!


When Mark told me he wanted to go away one day to Norway it got me thinking… Now as much as I would have loved to have taken him to Norway, I simply couldn’t afford it but I was desperate for a little getaway myself and whilst thinking of something to get Mark for his birthday… I decided instead of presents, I’d get us a little blow out trip to Copenhagen and WOW!!! It was absolutely stunning. I have literally never been anywhere as clean, tidy and as beautiful as Copenhagen. The streets were absolutely spotless.

The food was out of this freaking world. I don’t think there was a single place we went to where the food was average, all of the restaurants we went to were totally memorable – so much so I wrote a review about Madklubben (cheggitoot)!

I genuinely couldn’t recommend a place enough and there is so much to see and do. The food is rather expensive but it’s worth it and I couldn’t recommend enough getting the Copenhagen Card. I knew we would go on many excursions and this would’ve cost a ridiculous amount of money without this awesome little card. Honestly it was amazing, it gave us entry to pretty much ALL of the major attractions and amazingly gave us 100% free transport… Seriously! How cool is that? It saved us so much money so if you’re planning a trip like this do some research on these types of cards because they’ll save you lots of ££!

Whilst in Copenhagen you really must go to Frederiksborg Castle (especially if you have a thing for Renaissance architecture). The castle preeeetty much silenced both Mark and I and if you knew us, that’s a pretty hard thing to do. The castle is more than impressive, it’s stunning and was built in the 17th century by Danish King Christian IV. The craftsmanship that went into this build is spectacular and something you simply cannot miss out.

I think the only place I found myself a bit saddened by was Copenhagen Zoo. I’m not the biggest fan of zoos anyway, purely because more often than not the ones I have visited have too small an encloser for my liking and I dislike seeing animals stressed or bored and for me, Copenhagen Zoo was a little too on the ‘old’ side. I thought that a lot of the enclosers seemed too small and I fully disagree with their surplus programme (read their website for more information) but that said, the scientific work Copenhagen Zoo does helped ease me a little and I did end up enjoying my time there, even more so when I found out about their efforts to promote enrichment such as carcass feeding.

Links to some of the places we went:

Frederiksborg Castle
The Round Tower
Copenhagen Zoo