84 Kms from Torekov
The first thing that comes to your mind, as you land in Copenhagen, is , 'Damn! Its beautiful'. Okay, maybe not exactly after landing. But as soon as you enter the city after a short train journey. A word about the Danish trains - they are awesome! Unlike anywhere i have experienced. Anyways, by the time you get over your infatuation on trains (unless you are Sheldon Cooper), you will experience the beauty i am talking about. It is one modern European capital where skyscrapers are not eyesore, standing tall beside historical Cathedrals and Town Centers. Danes have done an extremely good job to maintain the architectural uniformity, where you can build structures with the architecture resembling the surrounding. At some parts of the city like, you may have a feel of landing back in times... A few centuries behind. But that doesn't mean, it's an old city. Just that the modern shopping district and business centers do not mingle with the old town and palace grounds. The architectural changes are gradual.
104 Kms from Torekov
The following day was shorter but interesting nevertheless - even though the Norse weather gods did not favor us. The big plan for going to Copenhagen was to cross the Øresund strait via the Øresund bridge* - made famous by its intriguing partial-bridge partial-tunnel architecture. I crossed it by the train from Copenhagen to Malmö. The fog was too thick to see through. Well, at least, i went across, to this Swedish Town, made famous by the famous Turning Torso. Walking around in this sleepy little town, i came across the Malmöhus Castle - a medieval castle surrounded by a moat, that presently serves as a museum. The sight from the beach was all white and all you could see was the sea gradually disappear under the thick mist... just like the town itself!
93 Kms from Torekov
Day 5 - This little town named Dragør has end my solo Copenhagen trip with a beautiful note. It is located on the southeastern coast of the island of Amager, approximately 30 minutes bus ride from central Copenhagen. This beautiful town consists of many well-preserved historical buildings where you can easily spot yellow-painted houses, red roofs, and cobblestone streets built in the traditional Danish style. Quite a number of these buildings are hundreds of year old and the harbour front that is still in use adds charms to the old part of the town. From the harbour, you could easily spot the Øresund Bridge that connects Denmark and Sweden. To me, this town basically is a fairy tale town that comes to live and when I was walking through the town to the harbour, I literally felt that I was living in a fairy tale :) Ice-cream is ALWAYS the awesome go-to street food after walking almost the whole day under the sun. I am so glad that the girl who served me recommended to top my ice-cream with MASHMALLOW CREAM, which absolutely took my taste buds to heaven! So yummy! ;)