I've long since lost any text I wrote about this trip, which was a weekend trip we took for Bryan's 25th birthday. I think I'll let the pictures do most of the talking.
Copenhagen has one "must-see" tourist attraction. For some reason it is this mermaid statue:
The architecture was great, lots of boats on Nyhavn, and almost everyone we saw was Bryan-sized and blonde.
We decided to visit Christiania, a former military barracks turned hippy commune turned tourist attraction. It was like the parking lot of a Grateful Dead show, except you'd see groups of guided Asian tourists following their leader with a little flag strolling through, passing the people openly selling drugs on "Pusher Lane." Trippy place.
This trip is also special because our Favorite Accident of All Time happened here, what we lovingly refer to as The Huey Lewis Incident of 2000. Bryan and I went to this little amusement park called Tivoli Gardens, so we could do silly things like this:
We decided to get some ice cream. I took the safe choice with a chocolate dipped cone, but Bryan decided to get sprinkles on his. Heads up: Sprinkles in Denmark are really black licorice! As he was gagging and I was laughing, we spotted this sign, which I thought was so awesome that we snapped this picture.
We didn't look closely to see the date - we were just excited to see that Huey was still touring. As we wandered off, we noticed a crowd gathering. Hmm, something must be going on. Let's check it out. Then the lights dim. Then we hear th-thump, th-thump, th-thump.... you guessed it. We heard the HEART of rock'n'roll, still beating. Before we knew it Huey came bounding on stage with the same energy he probably brought in 1982. We had unwittingly stumbled into a free Huey Lewis concert. Of course it was great, until he just HAD to bust out his new material. BUZZkill. A group of Danes behind us started chanting "HIP TO BE SQUARE! HIP TO BE SQUARE!" But apparently Huey wasn't feeling all that hip or square, as he left them high and dry. As for us, we went back to the hotel not needing a new drug at all, smiling from ear to ear about our luck.
Our last day we weren't quite sure what to do with ourselves, but we did learn that you could take a ferry boat to Malmo, Sweden. Why not visit another country when you have the chance? So we took a boat to Malmo, walked through the town and found ourselves a Pizza Hut (to date the second-most expensive Pizza Hut - and we can safely say this - in the world). That was really all we had time to do, as we were flying back later that night. But I got this little pic of the architecture and Bryan being Bryan.
And then we flew back to Ireland, where we lived happily ever after.