The day started off well. Upon arriving in copenhagen I went to get coffee from what I presume what the starbucks coffee chain equivalent in Copenhagen. I ordered a skinny vanilla latte while the lovely barista went on to ask where I was from. I asked if the Amaretto flavoured latte was alcoholic (presuming that Amaretto was an almond liqueur) and he went on to explain that it was just flavoured syrup made out of almonds. We both laughed agreeing that alcohol at 9am was not exactly what we had in mind. He then very kindly went to introduce Freetown Christiania to me, explaining its history and directions to get there. It was definitely one of those lovely conversations I always enjoy and was perfect to start the trip.
I then made it to the Naja's apartment. Naja's a sociologist and short stories writer. She frequents cafes very often and is definitely an advocate of an indie lifestyle. We talked about cool streets to visit and then the democratic open ruling school that was viewable from the window, beyond the garden. The school had graffiti all over its walls, expressing the means of a free voice from the students who ruled the school. The system had been implemented since the 70s and is a private school. Students who wanted to attend and could not afford the financial means to do so could even volunteer as cleaners in exchange for their education.
I then headed out for my free walking tour at 2pm. Before reaching the city center, I went past soooo many lovely Scandinavian stores and only had the time to visit 1. Got a tailored strip shirt with a cropped back and elongated front, am gonna wear it tomorrow! Ended up grabbing a quick lunch from the famous food market and coffee from coffee collective! Suuuuper yummy chicken baguette and coffee = <3, plus the view in the park really just took my breath away.
Met our tour guide, Ben, from Canada. He was such a lovely sport, very animated and lively. Made friends with another Singaporean, Habib and Iris, a sweet Dutch girl.
Ended off the evening with a strawberry and chamomile tea at original coffee with Iris after the walking tour.
Reeeally tired now and am gonna grab a quick nap before picking Dani up later from the station!